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
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
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
News

Fracking Gave Me Gonorrhea

Trucks loaded with drilling equipment and chemicals are arriving in tumbleweed towns across America to start fracking. So are workers with an insatiable appetite for raw sex and hard drugs, who are bringing big city problems to small towns.
Peter Rugh
10.17.13
Motherboard Blog

What's the Trouble with 'Pipe Trouble,' the Satirical Game That's Inflamed Canada's Energy Battle?

Pipe Trouble is an arcade puzzle game in which you're tasked with building a gas pipeline without hurting the environment too badly -- and while dealing with a group of ecoterrorists who want to bomb it
Patrick McGuire
4.11.13