'This is the future of Australia if we do not stop the frackers'
'Fracking pollutes drinking water and destroys the national habitat by putting toxic chemicals into the ground,' says Westwood
Authoritative research undermines industry and government claims that shale gas is a relatively clean fuel
Rapid rise in the global-warming gas, 86 times more powerful than CO2, is spotted by satellites
The rig is accompanied by lorry and drilling sounds and features a flare which fires up every hour
Householders could face an insurance double-whammy if they live within a five-mile radius of shale gas exploration sites
Scientists claim last summer’s quake might be the largest caused by hydraulic fracturing
Three national parks and five "areas of outstanding natural beauty" could be affected by decision to grant licences to explore 159 blocks of land
Professor Averil Macdonald said men were more in favour of the controversial extraction technique because they were persuaded by 'an awful lot of facts'
The research could have fertility implications for people living in shale gas zones in the United States
Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
Ministers are reportedly reviewing laws that would allow fracking to be carried out underneath houses without the permission of the owners.