Air pollution in the U.S. may be causing thousands of premature births each year, a new study suggests — costing the nation billions of dollars along the way.
Archive for month: March, 2016
You pull into a gas station and are presented with three options: regular, mid-grade, or premium —all gasoline of course, as true fuel choice isn’t currently a reality in America. But have you ever wondered what those three numbers — 87, 89, and 93 or some similar variation — on the pump itself mean? Read more
The recently refurbished tarmac at Maine’s busiest airport contains the usual mixture of gravel, water and chemical binder, but what gives this asphalt its jet-black color is crude oil supplied by the Islamic State group.
One of the best new opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions might be to tweak a bureaucratic regulation we’ve had around for close to four decades.
A new report backed by the UN shows that 2015 had the highest global investment in renewable energy generation ever, but oil, gas, and coal are set to remain a major part of the world’s energy infrastructure for years.
Since the start of 2016, oil prices have swung between $27 and $42 per barrel, about a quarter of the 2008 peak crude oil price of $145.
Green energy is finding champions in Alberta oil and gas workers, and the provincial government says it’s willing to listen to what they have to say.
A new discovery could innovate an already innovative technology: liquid metal batteries.
The Rockefeller Family Fund—yes, those Rockefellers—just announced that it’s divesting from fossil fuels, saying “we must keep most of the already discovered reserves in the ground if there is any hope for human and natural ecosystems to survive and thrive in the decades ahead.”
There has never before been a scientific study quite like the one released this week by James Hansen, a climate scientist and the former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.