A new study suggests that the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, the deadliest seismic event in recorded Southern California history, may have been caused by deep drilling in an oil field in Huntington Beach.
Archive for month: October, 2016
About 300 million children — roughly 1 in 7 worldwide — live in areas with “toxic” levels of air pollution, according to new research from the United Nations Children’s Fund.
It’s hard to get a handle on the ugly, smoggy implications of this nation’s dependence on fossil fuel-burning cars.
Every month since March 2016, I’ve posted an article that is almost exactly the same every time. For the nth month in a row, I’ve written, we’ve had a month that broke the temperature record historically.
Environmental regulations designed to boost the amount of ethanol blended into the U.S. gasoline supply have inadvertently become a multibillion-dollar windfall for some of the world’s biggest oil companies.
Transitioning California’s fleet of passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks into nonpolluting electric and fuel cell vehicles would save the state’s residents as much as $15 billion a year, mostly in health care savings, a new analysis has found.
While the El Niño factor has now disappeared, the human impact on climate change has not, the WMO argues.
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel.
ExxonMobil, like the rest of Big Oil, is in the midst of a serious slump.
Every week, it seems, we learn more about the consequences of air pollution — and in particular of the smallest airborne particles, known to scientists by the name PM2.5, which are capable of traveling deep into the lungs and entering the bloodstream, and from there, causing havoc.