The Stream, October 3: France To Cancel Shale Gas Permits

France plans to cancel shale gas exploration permits granted to Total SA and Schuepbach after it banned shale gas drilling due to environmental concerns earlier this year, Reuters reported, citing Le Figaro.

Agriculture groups are up in arms over a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency to enlarge the U.S. role in guarding waterways against contamination, Bloomberg reported.

At least 150 people have died since August in the worst floods to have hit Cambodia in 11 years, the Reuters reported. See pictures of the disaster.

A new plan to curb global warming risks becoming a battleground between rich and poor nations, and could struggle to get off the ground, according to a Reuters analysis that traces the tough negotiations to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

Hundreds of people in Nebraska protested the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that they fear could pollute the Ogallala Aquifer, a major U.S. drinking water source.

Water expert Aaron Wolf talked with New Security Beat about water management, agriculture, and population growth in the Middle East.

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