The Fracking Boom Could End Way Sooner Than Obama Thinks

A natural gas rig outside Fort Worth, Texas. David Kent/ZUMA

New research suggests that natural gas production might peak 20 years earlier than predicted.

How 3,500 Voters in North Dakota Could Put the Brakes on America’s Biggest Fracking Boom

North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is one of the country's most active oil drilling areas. Alexandra Hootnick/ZUMA

Voters on a small Native American reservation are choosing between two candidates who want to crack down on the oil industry.

Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Ability to Have Healthy Children

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Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species.

Gore: Fracking Won’t Solve Our Climate Crisis

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Natural gas can’t be a “bridge fuel” unless we crack down on methane leaks, he tells Climate Desk.

How Hillary Clinton’s State Department Sold Fracking to the World

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A trove of secret documents details the US government’s global push for shale gas.

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