Shale

tech-science

Scientists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fungus In the Canadian Arctic

The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.
Becky Ferreira
5.22.19
fossils

500-Million-Year-Old Worm ‘Superhighway’ Found Hidden in the Mountains

A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.
Sarah Emerson
3.6.19
politics

How Trump Can Dismantle 10 Years of Fossil Fuel Regulations in 100 Days

He's already promised to cut regulations on coal and shale right after he takes office.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
VICE, QC

The Hunt for Shale Gas on Quebec's Deer-Infested Island, Anticosti

VICE traveled to some of the most isolated drilling sites in Quebec to spend time with locals and find out how promises of gas and glory are affecting the tiny, hunting-based community in Anticosti.
Simon Coutu
12.1.15
News

The UK Government's Broken Promise on Fracking Could Devastate the Country’s Rare Wildlife

Pre-election, the Conservative Party said it wouldn't allow drilling in sites of special scientific interest, but it just went ahead and granted licenses that cover 293 of them.
Ryan Fletcher
9.28.15
News

The Canadian Government Paid $1M for Research to Promote the Tar Sands

Newly declassified documents reveal the scope of the government’s full court press on the oil sands.
Jordan Pearson
8.12.15
Saudi Arabia

After Saudi Shake Up, Oil Watchers Want to Know What's Next

Will the Saudis keep oil prices low? And is cheap oil a good thing? That depends on how you feel about SUVs, the environment, Russia, Iran and the American shale industry.
Sefton Darby
5.7.15
politics

Low Oil Prices in the New Year Are Screwing Petrostates

The combination of an oversupply of crude in world markets and diminishing international economic growth and demand has brought high anxiety to countries that rely on oil exports.
John Dyer
1.1.15
VICE News

Mining the Largest Shale-Gas Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere

A grassroots resistance movement has emerged to fight the introduction of fracking in the UK, and it appears to be gaining momentum throughout the country. VICE News travels to Blackpool, Lancashire, to see the fractivists in action.
VICE Staff
12.2.14
environment

The End of Fracking Is Closer Than You Think

It's doubtful that America can develop a long-term energy policy on the assumption that fossil fuel extraction will continue at current levels.
Robert S. Eshelman
9.8.14
Motherboard Blog

The One Thing Standing Between Mexico and Fracking? Cartels

There's never been a better time to be an energy-thirsty crime syndicate.
Brian Anderson
2.20.14
Motherboard Blog

Mexican Cartels Are Getting Into the Oil Business, and Business Is Booming

Mexican crime syndicates are using firetruck-sized drillers to bore literal drug pipelines under the border, but they're also profiting from another sort of pipeline.
Brian Anderson
2.13.14
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