Estonia sees rock as future of global energy

A huge excavator bites into the earth of an open-cast mine, as the operator skillfully mans the controls in a cabin four storeys from ground level.

Methane emissions spike: Is there one main culprit?

The level of methane in the atmosphere has risen dramatically in the last decade—and climate scientists are worried. Although there's still roughly 60 times less of it floating around than carbon dioxide, the gas heats ...

New study: Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane

As methane concentrations increase in the Earth's atmosphere, chemical fingerprints point to a probable source: shale oil and gas, according to new Cornell University research published today (14 August) in Biogeosciences, ...

There may be a huge flaw in UK fracking hopes – the geology

Gas is hugely important to the UK. The country uses more than 65 billion cubic metres to heat most of its 25m homes and generate around a quarter of its electricity each year. Despite efforts to move to renewable energy sources ...

Student makes stunning oil prediction

Production levels of oil increase every year - in 2015, an estimated 97 million barrels were pumped out of the Earth every day. We're all aware that it is a finite resource, and it's commonly predicted that the world will ...

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