South ’s winning the rights to host the bulk of the world’s biggest radio looks set to clash with plans to use the high-pressure pumping method fracking, which can cause earth tremors, to extract gas from its vast shale deposits.

Last week, South Africa won the rights to locate about 70% of the “Square Kilometre Array” (SKA), a $2-billion project capable of detecting signs of in the far reaches of the universe.
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