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Thursday, January 8,2015

Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets

There are warnings that the industry faces a crisis

By Kieran Cooke
Fracking has become a victim of its own success. The industry in the U.S. has grown very fast. In 2008, U.S. oil production was running at five million barrels a day. Thanks to fracking, that figure has nearly doubled, with talk of U.S.
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Thursday, May 8,2014

A coffee high

Climate change in coffee-growing regions is driving up prices

By Kieran Cooke
Arabica coffee beans — by far the most popular variety of coffee — are now fetching around $2 a pound on the world market. That’s nearly double the price of a year ago. There are several factors that seem to be driving the market upwards.