Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
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Wednesday 01 August 2012
Concerns have been raised about the “shortage” of free drinking water available at Olympic Games venues.
Monday 02 July 2012
The worst monsoon floods in a decade to hit a remote Indian state have killed more than 80 people and forced around two million to leave their homes.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
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Tuesday 19 June 2012
In the 20 years since the first Earth Summit, there has been sadly little progress
Monday 11 June 2012
The boss of Thames Water has been awarded a bonus nearly equal to his annual salary after a year in which a hosepipe ban was announced and customer satisfaction "deteriorated".
Friday 09 March 2012
An American woman and her cat lost for nearly a month in New Mexico's Gila National Forest have been found alive.
Monday 09 January 2012
Normally bustling streets were empty as trade unions began a paralysing national strike in oil-rich Nigeria today, angered by soaring fuel prices and decades of government corruption.
Monday 22 August 2011
In the wake of growing consumer interest in carbon footprints, a new awareness of our water consumption has led to the notion of a ‘water footprint’. Andrew Wigley explores some of the reputational challenges for business
Friday 12 August 2011
This is an enormously likeable and accomplished hour from Humphrey Ker, better known as one third – the tall, posh third – of sketch troupe the Penny Dreadfuls. In his debut solo show, Ker plays to his acting strengths, spinning a bonkers wartime yarn in which he plays a heavily accented array of characters from a Geordie killing machine to a Texan belle and a Romanian conjuror.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
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Monday 28 March 2011
The UK is sending emergency drinking water to one of Japan's worst tsunami-stricken regions in response to an urgent request from the Japanese authorities, the Department for International Development (Dfid) said.
Sunday 13 March 2011
The UK Young Scientist of the Year award has been won by a woman for the first time.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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