Human settlements and croplands overlaying assessed shale reservoirs

Human settlements and croplands overlaying assessed shale reservoirs
Map shows the potential footprint of unconventional energy extraction and how it overlaps with established human settlements and croplands, demonstrating the potential conflict that may arise when resource governance issues and potential compensation are not planned for carefully.

Thomas G. Measham, David A. Fleming, Heinz Schandl (via ScienceDirect)
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