A NASA study released on Monday confirms that a methane "hot spot" in the Four Corners region of the American southwest is directly related to leaks from natural gas extraction, processing, and distribution.
Vast amounts of methane appear to be leaking undetected from Australia's biggest coal seam gas field, according to world-first research that undercuts claims by the gas industry. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/methane-leaking-from-coal-seam-gas-field-testing-shows-20121114-29c9m.html#ixzz3JT1koQne
Santos plan for CSG wastewater cops government agency flak. Santos' plans to treat and dispose of coal seam gas wastewater from its $2 billion project in northern NSW would pose a "significant environment risk" and face rejection, government agencies said.
Doctors and academics call for ban on 'inherently risky' fracking
Doctors and academics call for ban on 'inherently risky' fracking Letter to BMJ prompted by new report from health charity Medact recommending UK-wide moratorium on fracking for shale gas [Prime minister David Cameron]
Shale gas: 'The dotcom bubble of our times' Comment: output from shale wells declines so quickly that they will never be profitable – when investors realise this, the industry will collapse, writes Tim Morgan
A HOMELESS family has “occupied’’ the electorate office of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today. Kylie Haeusler, her five children and partner Shane Taylor spread out sleeping bags on the floor and refused to leave the building in the Richlands Plaza until the Labor leader promised to help with their plight.