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Shale gas a boon to energy world, but...

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Shale gas is a black hole for water, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr in a paper, carried by Huffington Post. Exploiting the resource requires and pollutes massive amounts. And because of this water footprint, France in2011 banned hydraulic fracturing. Today, the United States’ water resources are diminishing according to 2012 Yale Environmental Performance Index (EPI). Exploiting shale gas may exacerbate these problems, Biswas and Kirchherr underline.

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