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Fear, football and torture – undercover in Transnistria

It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci-fi movie, and the place itself does not disappoint. For the second of our special reports with Channel 4 News the Ecologist’s Jim Wickens & Channel 4’s Paul Mason went undercover inside the next potential flashpoint between Russia and the west Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip […]

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Peasants’ revolt – Romania at war with itself over fracking

Fracking has sparked protests in Britain, but these look subdued compared with a campaign in Romania by peasant farmers, who are fighting their own government. In the first of our new collaborations with Channel 4 News Jim Wickens and Paraic O’Brien report They are the unlikeliest of eco-protesters, a lifetime of hardship engraved on their faces. […]

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Special report: India’s coal inferno

India’s planned power expansion depends overwhelmingly on coal, with over a hundred huge new generation units planned by 2030. Sarah Stirk reports on the nightmare the dash for coal is bringing to once peaceful rural communities. Main photo: Sarah Stirk/EFU  Champa’s eyes are surrounded by dark circles and her face is thin and drawn. It […]

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Sussex ‘up for sale’ for oil and gas drilling, documents reveal

Documents reveal Celtique Energie has been privately touting “dedicated fracking” to its investors for oil and gas drilling in Sussex whilst publicly describing the prospects of fracking as “hypothetical”. Andrew Wasley reports The British company behind controversial plans to drill for oil and gas in the Sussex countryside has been accused of operating in a”Machiavellian”manner […]

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Revealed: oil giant Halliburton potential UK fracking partner

Deepwater horizon oil firm holds talks with company planning to drill for gas and oil in the UK countryside, including in the South Downs National Park. Andrew Wasley reports Halliburton, the American oil services giant that featured prominently in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, has been lined up as a potential contractor in Britain’s oil and […]

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Fracking ‘poses risk’ to UK farm animals and food safety

US researchers behind a study that showed links between gas drilling and sickness in livestock say a moratorium should be imposed on fracking in the UK until its impact on food safety can be assessed. Andrew Wasley reports The painting, propped up hastily on the roadside, depicts an alarming scene: a menacing, dark-haired man about […]

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