Shale gas extraction poses 'low risk' to public health

Shale gas extraction poses a low risk to public health according to a new draft report released by Public Health England (PHE). As there isn’t yet any commercial shale gas extraction in Britain the draft report looked at countries such as the US where it is already taking place. The report found most of the […]

Friends of the Earth urge 42% emissions cut

Friends of the Earth have said that David Cameron’s government must aim for at least a 42% cut in emissions in the UK by 2020. Friends of the Earth’s executive director Andy Atkins said the new government needed to set “a more ambitious target for tackling climate change”. He said the 42% figure was the […]