The US oil boom has led a rise in oil and gas production. But, the US oil boom has also brought on several problems for local environments and economies, including possible contamination of drinking water.
A conference in Nairobi has leaders calling for better food security and environment services in Africa. Agricultural production must increase by 70 percent in order to feed people in Africa, according to one United Nations official.
Now that fracking bans are left for New York cities and towns to decide, the shale industry sees the state's court ruling as a missed opportunity for energy and investment. More than 75 towns in New York already ban fracking, which may make companies hesitant to invest.