A hidden report for Britain’s most senior ministers has revealed that the promise of a UK shale gas boom has been dramatically exaggerated by government and fracking companies. Government has known for almost two years that the number of wells likely to flow shale gas from fractures

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Fracking is linked to breast cancer: Chemicals used in high-pressure oil and gas extraction cause uncontrolled cell division Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5363003/Fracking-linked-breast-cancer.

Previous research reveals cancer is caused by uncontrolled cell division This occurs when mice are exposed to chemical levels of those in fracking areas Fracking involves drilling into the earth before inserting a high-pressure mixture Although this releases gas and oil, chemicals can contaminate local water  One in eight

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Fracking to begin in earnest in 2018 after tough year for industry

British shale gas companies have said domestic fracking will finally begin in earnest in 2018, after another year passed without serious progress amid strong opposition. Industry figures said next year would be crucial for the sector, as companies start the process of hydraulic fracturing to extract gas trapped

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Cashing Out From the Climate Casino

Something big is starting to shift. After years of effort from activists, there are signs that the world’s financial community is finally rousing itself in the fight against global warming.  

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