Explaining fracking - and why it's a cause for concern By Katy Greco, GLOBUS Correspondent Fracking. You’ve undoubtedly heard this term (and probably giggled) but what actually is it? Well, porous, low-permeability rocks (like sandstone and shale) act as a kind of chamber for natural gases, oil and other hydrocarbons that can be used for... Continue Reading →
Water: AN OVER EXPLOITED RESOURCE?
By Virginia Thomas-Pickles, GLOBUS Correspondent Water is clearly an important resource. We need to drink freshwater to survive. We need freshwater for sanitation. We need freshwater for agriculture. All essential for life to continue, yet despite it being so important, water is continually over-exploited and polluted. When thinking about water, you would be right to think that there is plenty... Continue Reading →
Pipelines of Hope and Despair
GLOBUS Correspondent, Safiya Hassan, examines the history of the USA's contentious crude oil industry, and indigenous peoples' fight against its expansion.