The Stream, January 30: U.S. Natural Gas Reserves

Just how much natural gas is there in the United States? A recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration has sharply decreased previous estimates. The New York Times looks at the potential scenarios for the energy industry.

The European Union has adequate legislation on shale gas exploration, according to a study commissioned by the EU regulatory arm, Bloomberg reported.

Water Pollution
India has some of the world’s most toxic air and water, according to an international study presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has leaked more than 600 liters of water, but none is thought to have entered the ocean, Reuters reported, citing the plant’s operator.

Climate Change
High temperatures can cause wheat crops to age faster and reduce output, according to a Stanford University-led study that underscores the threat from climate change, Reuters reported.

Singapore is raising its sea defenses against rising sea levels linked to climate change, according to Reuters.

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