Fracking, the environmentally-questionable process for extracting petroleum and natural gas from deposits in shale, may not be the long-term bonanza it is being portrayed as. A new finer-grained analysis of deposits suggests that production may begin to dwindle decades prior to estimates currently offered by the industry. The Smithsonian offers an overview, with links to the original story in Nature: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/overenthusiastic-shale-gas-estimates-may-be-setting-world-fracking-crash-180953521/?no-ist

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