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What we should know about Shell the oil company

Shell wants us to believe that in exploring for and extracting natural gas from underground layers of shale in the Karoo using the polluting and extremely water-intensive technique of hydraulic fracturing […]

A letter to shell. – Fracking in the Karoo

Questions for Shell at the proposed meeting 25th March 2011

Dear Shell, I have done a study of other frackers, and I see no difference between you and others elsewhere worldwide, what with the lack of transparency and downright lies.

Fracking in our Karoo is not something that we simply don’t want. We are not […]

Challanges facing under ground water supplies.

“Ground water is a safe, clean and reliable supply and thereof addresses the national priorities,” he said. […]

Fracking the Karoo could dryout SA’s telescope bid

South Africa could become a place for further great scientific discovery or we could become a country that poisons groundwater supplies in order to burn more fossil fuels […]

Climate change: 2010 the hottest year

Nel says these rising temperatures will have many consequences, including greater reliance on underground water, which will increase energy use. […]

Pumping of acid mine water to start in a year’s time

The pumping of the acid mine water rising under Johannesburg would begin in a year’s time, just four months before the “environmental critical level” was reached […]

Rainwater harvesting effective for whole country: Pakistan

rainwater harvesting program cannot only fulfill the demand of water in the affected areas but it can be applied all over Pakistan to overcome water shortage. […]

Johannesburg gold riches spawn acid water woes

South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg, may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. […]

Put Karoo fracking on hold, says DA

The party warned of the risk of the prospecting contaminating water.

“The proposal by Shell to explore for gas over 90000km² of the southwestern Karoo Basin is premature and should not be entertained by the Petroleum Agency of SA,” DA water and environmental affairs spokesman Gareth Morgan said.

The DA was concerned about the use […]

Fracking Karoo

Which lies atop a vast – and evidently gassy – shale formation. They’re lining up for it! Shell International and oil and gas company Falcon already have a licence to scout for gas. And potentially flood the Karoo’s groundwater with tasty chemicals. […]