A drilling pad for oil and gas in Robinson Township, Penn.
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Abandoned US oil and gas wells and their associated land cover more than 2 million acres, a recent study estimates – an area larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
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District heating can recycle waste heat and pump it where it's needed.
Displaced people arrive in Pemba, Mozambique, after fleeing Palma following a brutal attack by Islamist insurgents in March.
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The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
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Natural gas may still be cheaper than electricity in some cases, but the price of gas is likely to rise if New Zealand follows the Climate Change Commission's advice to shift to electrification.
Wind turbines near Glenrock, Wyo.
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Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.
Russia has been beefing up its Arctic icebreaker fleet to take advantage of the changing climate.
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Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed, an area rich in oil, gas and minerals. It's also expanding shipping and reopening Arctic bases. Here are two things the U.S. can do about it.
Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm in Fort Worth, Texas, on Feb. 16, 2021.
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There will be more weather-driven disasters like February's deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren't prepared.
The use of coal for electric power has been declining fast in the U.S.
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Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.
Icicles on a bush in downtown Houston, Feb. 15, 2021.
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Heat waves, droughts and deep freezes can all strain the electric grid, leading utilities to impose rolling blackouts. Climate change is likely to make these events more common.
The costs that fossil fuels impose on public health through air pollution alone are enormous.
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Shifting from fossil fuels to electricity is climate-friendly, but serious cooks don't think much of electric stoves. Will induction cooking finally catch on as an alternative?
Despite the government spruiking a 'gas-led economic recovery', natural gas is clearly on the way out. It's time for a serious rethink on the way many Australians cook and heat our homes.
Activity in the San Ardo oil field near Salinas, California, has been linked to earthquakes.
California was thought to be an exception, a place where oil field operations and tectonic faults apparently coexisted without much problem. Not any more.
Noise, pollution and other stressors from trucks and drilling can harm residents’ health. In Colorado, an upcoming vote on new setback rules is expected to widen the buffer zone.
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Living near oil and gas production can affect mental health, driving stress and feelings of depression.
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The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Building a new power plant hardly fits in with the Coalition's free market philosophy, but then again neither does a massive support package to cushion the economy through a pandemic.
Investment in gas will not herald Australia's economic recovery. It's likely to hinder it.
Flaring gas at an oil production site outside Williston, North Dakota.
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Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.
Methane bubbles form in a pit digester on a dairy farm as bacteria break down cow manure. The methane can be collected and used as an energy source.
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Energy companies are marketing a new fuel: 'renewable' natural gas. But it's not the same from a climate change perspective as wind or solar energy.