Decaying Red Sea tanker could be an oil spill time bomb

"The time is now to prevent a potential devastation to the region's waters and the livelihoods and health of millions of people..."

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Gene edit could get oil from plant leaves

New research with CRISPR suggests vegetable oil could come from the leaves of plants like sorghum or soybeans.

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Biden's ambitious energy plan faces headwinds, but can move the US forward

Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can't block everything.

Scott L. Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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PM's climate vision: 10 steps forward, 10 steps back?

The long-awaited emissions plan leave some policies untouched, says the BBC's Environment Analyst.

bbcnews
Nov. 18, 2020 ~7 min

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The burning scar: Inside the destruction of Asia’s last rainforests

Exclusive: A forensic investigation finds evidence of deliberate burning in Papua's palm oil plantations.

bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2020 ~16 min

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Americans don't eat enough fish and miss out on robust health benefits

The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don't we eat more fish?

Michael Tlusty, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~5 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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Could Scotland ever be 'the Saudi Arabia of renewables'?

Not for the first time, politicians highlight Scotland's potential to generate renewable energy.

bbcnews
Nov. 2, 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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