Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
yesterday • ~8 min
Tags: health mental-health psychology stress oil environmental-health sociology natural-gas colorado fracking hydraulic-fracturing
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.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 fossil-fuels alaska oil coal natural-gas energy-prices fossil-fuel-industry wyoming texas north-dakota coronavirus-recession just-transitions state-budgets
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.
July 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: air-pollution regulation oil us-energy-policy environmental-health natural-gas shale-gas nitrogen-oxide us-shale-oil
Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: heating fossil-fuels decarbonisation hydrogen natural-gas net-zero carbon-neutrality
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.
July 6, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change solar-power wind-power greenhouse-gases methane natural-gas alternative-energy landfills electric-utilities carbon-neutrality
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.
June 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: environmental-justice oil california us-energy-policy los-angeles environmental-health natural-gas oil-and-gas-industry oil-and-gas-field low-birth-weight-babies
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.
June 14, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: pregnancy fossil-fuels oil natural-gas health-and-medicine births premature-babies
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change energy public-opinion fossil-fuels regulation oil coal renewable-energy us-energy-policy natural-gas energy-prices energy-subsidies
Earthquakes from fracking can damage property and endanger lives. New guidelines on when to slow or halt work may minimize risk.
May 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: fossil-fuels earthquakes natural-gas fracking earth-and-environment
Moving from coal to natural gas could help save a lot of water, but moving to renewables would use just a fraction of the water we use today for power.
Oct. 22, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: sustainability water coal renewable-energy natural-gas earth-and-environment
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