Campaigners threaten legal action over fracking decision
Campaigners have written to North Yorkshire County Council, threatening to take legal action over its decision to approve Third Energy's plans for fracking near the village of Kirby Misperton.
MPs vote to approve fracking under national parks
MPs have voted by 298 to 261 to allow fracking to take place under national parks, despite the government previously pledging an outright ban on fracking in protected areas.
Interactive Map: The world's 14 biggest carbon emitters
As world leaders continue hammering out a new climate pact in Paris, see how the major national carbon reduction pledges compare with the current state of play among the globe's biggest polluters.
Report: EU fracking guidelines fail to protect environment & citizens
Non-binding EU guidelines on shale gas exploration are "weak" and fail to protect the environment and health of citizens, a new report has claimed today (8 October).
Government could push through fracking applications if councils delay
Fracking planing applications that are being held up by local councils could be fast-tracked by Government, following new measures announced today by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Communities Secretary Greg Clark.
Only 8% oppose onshore wind, finds new Good Energy poll
A new survey has found overwhelming support for renewable energy coming just days after a Government poll suggested a fall in support for shale gas.
'Rigorous regulation' needed to make fracking safe, says Task Force
The Task Force on Shale Gas has called on the Government to allow the drilling of boreholes without full planning consent, in a report released today (15 July).
First Cuadrilla fracking bid rejected by Lancashire council
Lancashire County Council has turned down Cuardrilla's planning application for fracking at Roseacre Wood.
Protesters gather as Lancashire considers fracking application
Lancashire County Council will meet later today (June 23) to consider the first bid for a UK fracking operation in four years, amid protests from green groups and campaigners.
UK's shale gas revolution falls flat with just 11 new wells planned for 2015
The UK government's planned shale gas revolution has barely got out of the starting blocks with just 11 new exploratory wells for shale gas and oil due to be drilled this year even before the impact of plunging oil prices has fully begun to impact on the industry.
Labour's proposed fracking restrictions welcomed by green groups
Friends of the Earth have welcomed a new Labour proposal to ban fracking near vital underground water stores.
New York state to ban fracking over 'red flags' to public health
The state of New York said it would ban the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday because of "red flags" about its risks to public health.
Global water availability 'could limit fracking developments'
A new report that looks into the potential environmental effects of fracking has revealed that drilling and fracturing shale gas wells poses a 'significant risk' to freshwater supplies across the globe.