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The government says it'll make a fracking ban 'permanent', but it can still be overturned by another government in future.
Protesters form a human chain around a fracking site in Balcombe, West Sussex.
In Labour target constituencies in the North of England, the moratorium applies. But sites in safe Conservative areas in the South East will remain open for business.
Unconventional gas wells are being approved in their thousands across Australia.
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Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
An unconventional gas valve in WA’s Kimberley region, which has been newly opened up to fracking.
The Western Australian government's decision to green-light fracking in selected areas aims to walk a line between industry interests and community opposition. But across Australia the picture varies widely.
Health studies in Pennsylvania show links between some health problems and local fracking activity.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
Australia’s gas market is entering a time of change: increasing supply, such as coal seam gas, can provide certainty.
Australia's "looming gas shortage" - the basis for calls to deregulate coal seam gas - may not be real after all. But gas prices are still set to rise, and that's an area where coal seam gas could help.
The debate around coal seam gas exploration is highly politically charged, so it’s important to have an accurate picture of what exactly is proposed.
Is Christian Democratic Party leader Fred Nile correct when he says that 53% of Australia's landmass is under current exploration licence for unconventional mining?
Fracking for gas - not a silver bullet for emissions reduction.
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The boom in natural gas supplies brought about by techniques like fracking will not automatically deliver the anticipated…
A coal seam gas pilot well from the Santos Narrabri Gas Project in New South Wales, which has divided opinion in the local community.
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Can you match the following three statements with the answers just below? Coal seam gas is bad for the environment and we should all protest against its use. Genetically modified foods are a part of multinational…