40 arrested, 5 police vehicles burned but no one seriously injured in violent clash .
With the school year starting for many this week, it's another year of academia for professors across the United States - and another year of "frackademia" for an increasingly large swath of "frackademics" under federal law.
Guardian reporter Rob Booth spoke with anti-fracking protesters in Balcombe, West Sussex, on Friday shortly before their demonstration prevented the arrival of essential shale gas drilling parts.
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicked the can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming.
New research has concluded that salty, mineral-rich fluids deep beneath Pennsylvania's natural gas fields are likely seeping upward thousands of feet into drinking water supplies...