2012 review of scientific literature on potential health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas.
2013 study from Ohio State University on the effects of coal mining and poverty in the Appalachia region.
Electricity-related data from the 2012 Congressional Research Service report, “U.S. Energy: Overview and Key Statistics.”
2012 report from the Congressional Research Service providing an overview of U.S. energy production and consumption.
Report by the United Nations Environment Program and World Meteorological Organization on the impact of black carbon and other substances on the climate and health.
2011 study in Environmental Health Perspectives on responses in rodent brains to pollutants from highway traffic.
2011 study by Cornell University on uncounted greenhouse gas impacts of unconventional extraction and hydraulic fracturing.
Compendium of websites with more information on environment, energy, climate and sustainability issues
2010 study by the Council on Foreign Relations on issues of technology research and development among major countries
2009 study on the costs and potential benefits of substituting biomass for coal to generate energy.
2010 study by the University of Maryland and other institutions on the long-term impacts of mountaintop coal mining.
2010 report by the National Resource Council on the cost of the production and use of various forms of energy in the United States.
2009 study by Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on the cost of carbon sequestration and its long-term outlook.