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'Beyond Petroleum' - Fracking's Collapse Heralds the Arrival of Peak Oil

The Age of Oil is winding down - it has been doing so since 2005.

Underground Coal Gasification, the next extreme energy front?

Quietly, and with no public discussion, the Government has been putting in place a system of licences and financial assistance to kick-start a UCG industry in Britain.

Health Professionals Call: Ban Fracking for Five Years

The arguments against fracking on public health and ecological grounds are overwhelming. There are clear grounds for adopting the precautionary principle and prohibiting fracking.

The Politics of Terrorism

Over the last few weeks, as the situation in Syria and Iraq has deteriorated, we've seen politicians in the West become more bellicose about the "threat" of terrorism to our way of life.

'Fracking' our food and farming system: "Extreme agriculture" and the politics of denial

It might seem a bit of a jump – talking about "fracking" and food production in the same article. However, when we look at what's planned for the next phase of intensive agricultural development, what we find is the same economic and political theories at the root of the measures proposed.

SLAPPing campaigners for telling the truth – the underground coal gasification lobby turns even nastier

SLAPPing is a tactic often used in the USA, where companies intent on environmental destruction pre-emptively sue leading local campaigners in order to quash the local opposition.

"2 + 2 = 0" – Whitewashing the potential health effects of shale gas

Public Health England's report on shale gas amounts to scientific misconduct according to Paul Mobbs.

The ignored story of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 – Our seas are awash with human trash and it's killing the oceanic ecosystem

Almost a month later, the most significant untold story of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is that our oceans are full of trash!

Review: Snake Oil: how fracking's false promise of plenty imperils our future

For those who thought the 'fracking' issue was just about water pollution and earthquakes, Richard Heinberg's Snake Oilmight be a little perplexing.

Exploring the "why" behind extreme energy

Thus far the debate around unconventional gas/fracking has focussed on pollution, flammable water, earthquakes, noise, toxic fumes, climate change, etc. As a result people mainly focus on the "what?", or at a local level the "where?", of the issue. My research leads me toward one single question… "why?".
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