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Criminal charges against ‘Gasland’ driller head to court

One of Pennsylvania's biggest gas drillers is facing newer allegations of pollution in a rural community where it is already charged with fouling residents’ drinking water wells with high levels of methane.

Radioactive contamination is creeping into drinking water

As mining, fracking and other activities increase the levels of harmful isotopes in water supplies, health advocates call for tighter controls.

Public barred from meeting as protests loom

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is barring the public from its monthly meeting today in downtown Washington, D.C., in light of planned climate and anti-fracking protests.

Residents in a densely-populated Pittsburgh suburb are demanding public hearings on two proposed fracking wells

PITTSBURGH—Residents in two Pittsburgh suburbs are demanding public hearings on a proposal to drill two new fracking wells within a mile of an elementary school. The wells, proposed by Apex Energy, would be within one…

Reports highlight how to repair the Appalachian economy without relying on fracking

In the wake of the Great Recession, natural gas seemed like a viable foundation for economic recovery in Pennsylvania and the greater Appalachia region, which has abundant natural gas reserves.

Group says tighter radiation controls of drilling waste needed

The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for…

Greenland suspends oil exploration because of climate change

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The left-leaning government of Greenland has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the Arctic government “takes the climate crisis…

Rajahmundry: New canal-top solar power project in South India

A canal-top solar power project of one mw capacity at a cost of Rs 8 crore will be coming up on Losari Main Canal at Gollavanitippa village of Bhimavaram rural mandal in West Godavari.