Trump greenlights drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but will oil companies show up?

The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy.

Scott L. Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Aug. 21, 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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Using microbes to clean up oil spills | MIT News

Professor Catherine Drennan and graduate student Michael Funk want energy production and environmental protection to go hand in hand.

Francesca McCaffrey | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Oct. 19, 2015 ~7 min

 women-in-stem  chemistry  energy  environment  pollution  carbon  biology  microbes  research  school-of-science  oil-and-gas-industry

How to prevent metal embrittlement | MIT News

Analysis shows certain crystal boundaries can enhance, or reduce, hydrogen’s damaging effects.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2015 ~5 min

 materials-science  research  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  materials-science-and-engineering  nuclear-science-and-engineering  department-of-energy-doe  oil-and-gas-industry