Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen's carbon footprint

Shifting from fossil fuels to electricity is climate-friendly, but serious cooks don't think much of electric stoves. Will induction cooking finally catch on as an alternative?

Kenneth McLeod, Professor of Systems Science, and Director, Clinical Science and Engineering Research Laboratory, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Dec. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault

California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.

Thomas H. Goebel, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Fracking takes a toll on mental health as drilling and truck traffic rattle neighborhoods

Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.

Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology; Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, Colorado State University • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~8 min

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When fracking moves into the neighborhood, mental health risks rise

Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.

Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor of Sociology; Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, Center for Environmental Justice at CSU, Colorado State University • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~8 min

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It's time for states that grew rich from oil, gas and coal to figure out what's next

The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.

Morgan Bazilian, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~10 min

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Routine gas flaring is wasteful, polluting and undermeasured

Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.

Gunnar W. Schade, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~9 min

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Hydrogen isn't the key to Britain's green recovery – here's why

Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.

Tom Baxter, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

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'Renewable' natural gas may sound green, but it's not an antidote for climate change

Energy companies are marketing a new fuel: 'renewable' natural gas. But it's not the same from a climate change perspective as wind or solar energy.

Emily Grubert, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology • conversation
July 6, 2020 ~9 min

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Living near active oil and gas wells in California tied to low birth weight and smaller babies

A new study finds an association between living near active oil and gas wells in California and low birth-weight infants, adding to findings elsewhere on health risks from oil and gas production.

Lara Cushing, Assistant Professor of Health Education, San Francisco State University • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~8 min

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Living near oil or gas wells may up preterm birth risk

Living near a oil or gas well may increase the chance of spontaneous preterm birth, a new study looking at women living near wells in California finds.

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford • futurity
June 14, 2020 ~7 min

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