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FRACKED GAS IS WORSE FOR THE CLIMATE THAN COAL

Underestimated methane leaks A June 2018 study published in Science, has revealed that methane leakage from fracked gas is around 60% higher than originally estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The once-claimed benefit of using natural gas as a solution to reducing emissions appears diminished, following the...

DEBUNKED: THE G20 CLEAN GAS MYTH

The report was researched and written by Oil Change International, and can be found at http://priceofoil.org/debunked-g20-clean-gas-myth   BARILOCHE, ARGENTINA — As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas Myth’ finds that G20 countries, in the absence of...

HEALTH, CLIMATE & FRACKING: MORE GRIM READING FOR THE INDUSTRY

A medical editorial published this month (June 2018) in the British Medical Journal is another rankle for the deficient fracking industry and steamroller-happy UK government who are in perpetual denial of fracking and its health-related impacts. Written by reputed professors, David McCoy, professor of global public...

WORLD OCEANS DAY 2018: INEOS’S LATEST GREENWASHING ATTEMPT

On World Oceans Day 2018, we couldn’t let it pass without highlighting one of the biggest greenwashing attempts of this year: Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, and his plastic-not-fantastic chemical company INEOS, is now sponsoring the formerly eco-conscious and most successful Olympic sailor in British history, Sir...

OUR GREEN AND PLEASANT GASFIELD?

Article taken from Friends of the Earth's summary of the 2018 research report by Professor Calvin Jones from Cardiff University's Business School on the implications of fracking in the UK as a gas import substitution. Despite big claims in recent years, the UK fracking industry is...

INEOS’S DIRE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY RECORD

As Ineos pushes forward in its attempts to dominate the UK’s troubled shale gas industry, Food and Water Europe have published a new issue brief on the chemical giant's multitude of failures, including a catalogue of health and safety breaches, pollution incidents and chemical leaks. Recently named...

LANDFILL: A TOXIC TICKING TIMEBOMB

Almost four years on, the parents of seven-year-old Zane Gbangbola are still battling for the truth behind their son’s tragic death. How, in 2014, their small, beautiful boy went to sleep at night and never woke up again, still remains a painful memory that Zane’s...

WHO ARE THE NANAS?

Katharine Styles (55), aka Nana Cupcake, from Lytham Saint Annes I own and run a small sandwich shop latterly, but previously I was a teacher within the further education sector. I have been a school governor, a rainbow leader and I have also taught children’s cookery...