Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link

The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: donald-trump canada united-states oil north-dakota

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

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

BP plans for post-coronavirus low-carbon future

The firm expects prices to be lower as plans to cut carbon emissions are sped up in the wake of coronavirus.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: oil oil-gas-industry companies carbon-footprint bp

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

Tags: pregnancy fossil-fuels oil natural-gas health-and-medicine births premature-babies

Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment arctic russia oil siberia vladimir-putin

Both conservatives and liberals want a green energy future, but for different reasons

How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.

Shahzeen Attari, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University • conversation
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

How can oil prices plunge below zero?

Oil prices have crashed like never before. Here, an expert explains why that is and what it would take to get things back to normal.

Rose Brandt-Arizona • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: energy fossil-fuels money oil global-trade featured society-and-culture

Coastal fish populations didn't crash after the Deepwater Horizon spill – why not?

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill caused widespread damage in the Gulf of Mexico, but some parts of this complex ecosystem fared better than others.

F. Joel Fodrie, Associate Professor of Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
April 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: ecology fisheries oil deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling marshes estuaries oil-spills

Offshore oil platforms spew lots of methane

Sampling the air over offshore oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico suggests the federal government's calculations of methane emissions are too low.

Jim Lynch-Michigan • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: methane oil oceans gulf-of-mexico earth-and-environment

A decade after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, offshore drilling is still unsafe

The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout on April 20, 2010 triggered the largest offshore oil spill in history. Ten years later, post-spill reforms are being undone and the Gulf of Mexico remains vulnerable.

Donald Boesch, Professor of Marine Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science • conversation
April 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: oil-industry oil trump-administration oil-prices deepwater-horizon gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill us-energy-policy energy-dominance gulf-of-mexico offshore-drilling

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