‘Fracking’ in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown

1 agosto 2014

Eight conservation biologists from various organizations and institutions found that shale-gas extraction in the United States has vastly outpaced scientists’ understanding of the industry’s environmental impact. With shale-gas production projected to surge during the next 30 years, determining and minimizing the industry’s effects on nature and wildlife must become a top priority for scientists, industry and policymakers, the researchers said.