The Stream, August 26: New Jersey Issues Ban on Fracking

New Jersey has issued a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, pending more study of the technology used to produce oil and gas from shale formations, Reuters reported.

Brazilian scientists said they found indications of a potentially huge underground river flowing thousands of feet beneath the Amazon River, Associated Press reported.

SustainAbility recaps a panel session at Stockholm World Water Week that featured several new water risk assessment tools.

China said it would sue U.S. company ConocoPhillips over an oil spill in China’s northern Bohai Bay, Reuters reported, citing the Xinhua news agency.

Stockholm World Water Week 2011 closes with calls for action at next year’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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