Agriculture is being punished, farmers’ organisation TAU SA said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s 2015/16 budget increased fuel taxes and made no allocation towards drought relief.
“With the current severe drought, we would have liked that the minister [of … Read the rest
The spray-paint nozzle was aimed carefully at the edge as the painter stood back a few inches from the flat metal shovel meant to protect other surfaces. After laying down a couple of thin coats, he stepped back to admire … Read the rest
Some of the most drought-ravaged areas of the US are also heavily targeted for oil and gas development using hydraulic fracturing – a practice that exacerbates water shortages – according to a new report.
Three-quarters of the nearly 40,000 oil … Read the rest
Two industry groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating that their members will minimize the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.The memorandum accompanies a report released by Water UK. The report … Read the rest
US states suffering a drought are facing a dire water crisis exacerbated by hydraulic fracturing. The procedure consumes vast amounts of water, which has driven up prices and depleted certain aquifers and rivers.
In drought-stricken regions, fracking is taking a … Read the rest