What Are Challenges of Fracking Natural Shale Gas Reserves?

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To think critically and scientifically, it is good practice to look at how people’s wants or needs balance against economic or environmental costs. In the science of sustainability, we must always look at how the practices of today might impact people and Earth’s systems in the future. Whenever people use Earth’s natural resources there are trade-offs and risks that must be considered.

Aired: 02/06/14

Rating: NR

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