Although fracking has been given the green light it's still not known how common felt earthquakes may become and if communities are willing to accept them
Big oil and gas companies spent far more fighting this ballot initiative than the measure's supporters did.
Artificial intelligence poses opportunities as well as dangers; understanding them – and regulating carefully – will help avoid harm to individuals and society as a whole.
Harvesting gains from digital money by giving some of it away can be better for donors than the nonprofits they support.
Do high fuel economy requirements make the US auto fleet less safe? The Trump administration says yes and is moving to freeze these standards, but auto experts and US car makers disagree.
Landowners told researchers that they lacked the knowledge, time and money to advocate for themselves, their financial interests and their property in negotiations over drilling leases.
Lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011 have changed how utilities brace for big storms.
US ozone pollution has fallen in recent decades, but exposure to low levels of ozone still has serious effects on human health and well-being.
Synthetic biology is highly promising – but if we don't get the regulation and engagement right, we risk alienating members of the public, and may even close doors for potentially fruitful research.
Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrated the difficulty of managing a disaster at a nuclear power plant. What is the situation in France?
Domination of key South African markets by a few players, as displayed in the healthcare market inquiry, may require authorities to consider breaking up monopolies.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
Debates around South Africa's health market inquiry must remember that not all proposals for regulating private economic activity are an attack on the market.
The US and Europe approach tech regulation very differently due to their historical contexts. Where does Australia's fit in?
There are other ways for the state to make the president's tax returns part of the public record that are more likely to work.
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
After two years of turmoil at the EPA in the 1980s, President Reagan hit the reset button, choosing a Republican who supported environmental protection to head the agency.
Many people who live near large-scale livestock farms complain about noxious smells, air and water pollution and health risks. With little help from regulators, they are turning to lawsuits.
This new and more accurate estimate means that replacing coal with natural gas doesn't do as much to reduce climate change as it should.