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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Board on Environmental Change and Society
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Risks and Risk Governance in Shale Gas Development: Summary of Two Workshops  (BECS)

Natural gas in deep shale formations, which can be developed by hydraulic fracturing and associated technologies (often collectively referred to as "fracking") is dramatically increasing production of... Read more

Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop  (BECS,CPOP,BLS)

The Earth's population, currently 7.2 billion, is expected to rise at a rapid rate over the next 40 years. Current projections state that the Earth will need to support 9.6 billion people by the year... Read more

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