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Latest update : 2014-07-08

US shale gas: Full steam ahead with fracking

Recent calls for less European dependence on natural gas from Russia are adding to pressure on countries like France to open up its massive shale gas deposits and allow fracking. This controversial technique allows access to shale gas through deep bore drilling and the use of chemically treated water. In the United States, the possibility of air and water pollution has not stopped vast drilling operations from flourishing in several states, as our reporters found out.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Stanislas DE SAINT HIPPOLYTE , Philip CROWTHER

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2014-08-22 environment

Lifting the veil over China's air pollution

In China's major urban centres air pollution can sometimes reach alarming levels. Faced with the rising discontent of manty city dwellers the Chinese government has vowed more...

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2014-08-21 economy

Republicans block Obama's bid to hike minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage remains a key point of contention in the US. President Obama wants to bring it up to $10.10. This might seem like a win-win situation: earn more, spend...

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2014-08-19 Gaza Strip

Israel's minorities and military service

We look at how Israel's religious minorities feel about military service. At the end of last month - three weeks after the latest conflict with militants in Gaza started - Israel...

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2014-08-20 tourism

Spain's El Hierro to become world's first self-powered island

Spain's Canary Isles are a popular tourist destination offering year-round sun, sea and sand. But they could be about to gain a new string to their bow as a sustainable energy...

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2014-08-18 religion

South Korea: The Catholic Church's Asian Tiger

We head to South Korea, where Pope Francis has just wrapped up a five-day visit. A pope hadn't set foot in the country for a quarter of a century. Yet Catholicism is thriving in...

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