Councillors are caught in the crossfire between government, industry, protestors and locals.
The boom in oil and gas development has brought new revenues to many communities in the U.S., but rural areas in particular have struggled to handle the rapid downturn in prices.
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
There's a debate over whether fracking should be introduced into Florida, a state with a unique geology and hydrology that introduces a long list of environmental concerns.
Coal seam gas may not be responsible for a flaming river in Queensland, but it still raises uncomfortable questions.
There's a bunfight about whether local or national government should call the shots when it comes to fracking.
When you pick apart the strange economics of global energy markets, it becomes clear how the incredible power of Riyadh can take other countries to the brink.
Our gut reactions to controversial issues like hydraulic fracturing can be powerful, but information can still change our minds.
New technique captures 78% carbon using molten tin.
Fracking in the US has relied on chemicals linked to a range of health problems but the industry claims UK operations would be far safer.
Different states and countries with shale gas can benefit from the mistakes made by other regions that rushed into fracking. Here’s one state’s plan.
Fracking fluids in Marcellus shale have contaminated groundwater but new study finds that the source is likely from surface spills, not leaks from underground wells.
Higher hospitalization rates near unconventional wells could be linked to environmental and social stressors, such as noise and air pollution.
Those against shale gas extraction have scored a couple of wins in the north-west of England, but industry-government-researcher collusion may yet win the day.
It's too soon for a Lancashire County Council to be making a decision with such huge environmental implications.
With wind braced for more cutbacks, government backing of nuclear and fracking will end in tears.
How studying the injection technique involved in fracking also tells us something about earthquakes.
Fracking presents a better alternative to coal mining. Finding a way to produce the gas economically is the first challenge to getting fracking underway.
The US Geological Survey recently confirmed what many people have already felt: that the rapid spread of fracking has led to more earthquakes.
While federal agencies ponder regulations for safer oil rail cars, researchers are developing high-tech inspection and safety systems.