- As lawmakers leave for holiday, fate of severance tax unclear
(Harrisburg) — Debate may have begun in the state House on a natural gas severance tax — but it remains to be seen if that will actually result in a final vote. Lawmakers left the question wide open before breaking for Thanksgiving. There are nearly 400 amendments filed to the tax proposal–and members still haven’t […]
- Special report: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water
Most mornings, when his 7-year-old son Ryan gets up for school at 6:55, Bryan Latkanich is still awake from the night before, looking online for another home in some part of Pennsylvania with good schools and good water. Six years ago, Latkanich signed on to let an energy company tap natural gas beneath his property by pumping water, […]
- Ambient Ozone Pollution and Daily Mortality: A Nationwide Study in 272 Chinese Cities
Introduction Ambient air pollution has emerged as a major public health concern worldwide (Cohen et al. 2017). As a key component of the photochemical air pollution mixture, tropospheric ozone is widely considered one of the most important air pollutants (Bell et al. 2004). A large body of epidemiological studies has shown that short-term exposure […]
- Long-Term Exposure to Transportation Noise in Relation to Development of Obesity—a Cohort Study
Introduction Large parts of the population are exposed to elevated levels of noise, particularly in urban areas. Road traffic is a dominating source but both railway and aircraft noise contribute in certain areas. Exposure to transportation noise may result in annoyance and sleep disturbance (Basner et al. 2014; Miedema and Oudshoorn 2001; Miedema and […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.