[ With 38 Percent of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed ]
As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse impending conflicts.
While hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”), the process used to unleash natural gas from shale deposits, has raised serious concerns about groundwater contamination, less attention has been given to the added competition for limited water supplies the process can bring.
Each fracking well can require up to 25 million liters (6.6 million gallons) of water.…Read More
[ Congress Underscores its Bipartisan Support for Wilderness in Resolution Commemorating the Wilderness Act ]
The Senate resolution “recognizes and commends the extraordinary work of the individuals and organizations involved in building and maintaining the National Wilderness Preservation System; and is grateful for wilderness, a tremendous asset the United States continues to preserve as a gift
India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?…Read More
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