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News In Brief

December 14, 2011


Anyone for Orang pot-roast As if it were not enough that your home gets destroyed by effectively unrestricted slash-and-burn demolition, it now seems that Orang-Utan are also being eaten at a staggering rate as well. A survey of 6,983 people from 687 villages carried out by Erik Meijaard of People and Nature Consulting International in […]

Grand Canyon Uranium Mining

November 12, 2011


Natural wonder? Given it is one of the great natural wonders of the world, it may be hard to imagine there are political moves in America to allow the mining of uranium in – of all places – the Grand Canyon area in Arizona. It is to the credit of the Obama administration that they […]

Is Shale Gas Safe?

November 2, 2011


Near Blackpool on the Fylde coast in the UK, Cuadrilla Resources Limited are testing for natural gas using a process called hydraulic fracturing – fracking for short. The first rig is at Preese Hall Farm, near Weeton and the second a little to the north at Singleton.