Americans protest against fracking

Industrial process to extract underground gas is criticised by activists for being dangerous for environment.

    Protesters in the US capital, Washington, have gathered outside the White House to voice their anger against the industrial process known as fracking.

    It involves firing pressurised water and sand deep underground to tap gas stored there.

    Fracking in the United States is being credited with helping the economy recover, but environmental activists say it's too dangerous.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.