Changing Planet

“After the Gas Rush” Part 1

In the Journey OnEarth film series, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran reports about the people most directly impacted by pollution, oil spills, and toxic chemicals, and communities coping with climate change across the U.S.

NG Emerging Explorer, filmmaker Roshini Thinakaran. Photo by Mark Thiessen.

Just a few years ago, natural gas was a declining energy source. But now, fracking technology has set it booming. In the latest installment in her film series, Roshini takes viewers into a heated public meeting, where they get to meet a working mom turned anti-fracking activist.

Watch the full film on and hear some of the voices engaged in the debates about fracking and its impact on communities in Pennsylvania.


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“After the Gas Rush” Part 2

NG News Special Report: The Great Shale Gas Rush

Interactive: How Fracking Works


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