Gros Morne National Park's status as a world heritage site may be in jeopardy due to plans for controversial oil exploration on Newfoundland's west coast, CBC News has learned.
UNESCO is looking for answers about the proposed fracking near the site.
Cato Institute (Feb. 4, 2013) Hydraulic fracking is controversial, but should it be? Phelim McAleer, director of the film, FrackNation, argues that fracking's critics have vastly overstated their ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 14, 2014) The US nuclear force is plagued by low morale, manpower shortages and mismanagement that could jeopardize its safety and effectiveness, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday. Duration: ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Mar. 14, 2013) Many countries welcome fracking - a gas extraction technique - as a chance to revolutionize their energy industries. But Germany is skeptical, seeing this relatively new technology as environmentally ... watch video
AP (Mar. 11, 2013) In Northern Pennsylvania, natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation is being extracted from deep beneath the ground using fracking. The AP's Lee Powell found drilling rigs wired for remote control ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 12, 2013) UK Prime Minister David Cameron has given his unequivocal backing to the divisive "fracking" process used to extract shale gas from rocks, risking angering his party's supporters from more rural ... watch video
July 31, 2015 As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials’ behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists are building a unique ... read more
July 31, 2015 Nanoscale worlds sometimes resemble macroscale roller-coaster style hills, placed at the tip of a series of hexagons. Surprisingly, these nanohills stem from the self-organization of particles -- the ... read more
July 31, 2015 Precise targeting biological molecules, such as cancer cells, for treatment is a challenge, due to their sheer size. Now, scientists have proposed an advanced solution that can potentially be applied ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
July 29, 2015 Graphene has been called the miracle material but the single-atomic layer material is still seeking its place in the materials world. Now a method to make 'defective' graphene could provide the ... read more
Nov. 12, 2014 The 'surfactant' chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind ... read more
Sep. 24, 2014 Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking,' are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy. A ... read more
Nov. 5, 2012 In communities across the US, people are hearing more and more about a controversial oil and gas extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing – aka, hydro-fracking. Controversies pivot on some ... read more
July 16, 2012 As the natural gas extraction process known as fracking surges across Pennsylvania, scientists are trying to understand what the short- and long-term consequences could be for the state's ... read more