Water wells near shale gas drilling at “higher risk”

A study in the United States has found people living near shale gas wells are at “higher risk” of contaminated drinking water. Shale gas exploration has sparked a huge industry in North America and is predicted to make the US a net exporter of gas in a decade. The industry has written off footage showing […]

Killer storms cut power for thousands of US homes

Severe storms reportedly responsible for the deaths of at least three people in the north east of USA caused power cuts to hundreds of thousands of people at the end of last week. More than 330,000 customers across Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey were affected, according to US supplier FirstEnergy, which said most […]