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Methane emissions and climatic warming risk from hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development: implications for policy

Abstract: Over the past decade, shale gas production has increased from negligible to providing >40% of national gas and 14% of all fossil fuel energy in the USA in 2013. This shale gas is often promoted as a bridge fuel that allows society to continue to use fossil fuels while reducing carbon emissions since less …

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Current perspectives on unconventional shale gas extraction in the Appalachian Basin

This review presents an overview of unconventional gas extraction highlighting the environmental impacts and challenges, e.g. a plethora of toxic compounds reaching water and air, focused on the Appalachian Basin. Bibliography: Lampe DJ, Stolz JF Current perspectives on unconventional shale gas extraction in the Appalachian Basin J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ …

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A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future? Modelling the Long-Term Global Potential of Natural Gas

UK shale gas production over the next decade, the key time-period where gas could act as a transition fuel, is unlikely to be of sufficient scale to significantly reduce UK import dependence or gas prices, this report by independent researchers at UKERC shows. “It is very frustrating to keep hearing that shale gas is going …

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Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom

Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom investigates whether the Department of Energy’s expectation of long-term domestic oil and natural gas abundance is founded. It aims to gauge the likely future of U.S. tight oil and shale gas production based on an in-depth assessment …

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Environmental Impacts of Fracking Related to Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Natural Gas Deposits (part 2)

This report issued by German authorities shows that exposure and health outcomes research related to unconventional oil and gas operations is urgently needed and that community engagement is essential in the design of such studies. Bibliography: Uwe Dannwolf, Anke Heckelsmüller (editors), Nikolaus Steiner and Carola Rink (Anwaltskanzlei Steiner), Dirk Weichgrebe, Katrin Kayser, Ralph Zwafink, Karl–Heinz …

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Environmental Public Health Dimensions of Shale and Tight Gas Development

In this review the authors find evidence of potential environmental public health risks associated with shale gas development. Several studies suggest that shale gas development contributes to ambient air concentrations of pollutants known to be associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Similarly, an increasing body of studies suggest that water contamination risks exist …

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Shale gas and fracking: examining the evidence

This report highlights major shortcomings in regulatory oversight regarding local environmental and public health risks, the large potential for UK shale gas exploitation to undermine national and international efforts to tackle climate change, the water-intensive nature of the fracking process which could cause water shortages in many areas and the complete lack of evidence behind …

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