As people who live near hydraulic fracking have long complained, the process seems to poison their water. A new paper measures the distance prospectors should keep from water supplies.
Peel away at almost any story – from unrest in Venezuela to milk deliveries in Vermont – and eventually you’ll find a tale about oil. This explainer includes resources for reporters new to the global oil beat.
Workers in windowless offices are less happy, less healthy and more stressed than their colleagues with steady sources of daylight, an extensive body of research says.
Scientists have linked the oil and gas industry to a rash of earthquakes in regions that previously saw few. But, contrary to popular belief, fracking itself is not the main cause.
Investments in efficiency are most cost-effective when electricity prices are highest. Smart meters are helping economists better estimate when electricity is needed to meet consumer demand.
2016 research roundup on how daylight saving time impacts our health, energy consumption and propensity for accidents.
2016 study in
Public Finance Review that tries to gauge the public’s interest in new sources of revenue to fund road construction and maintenance.
A 2016 roundup of studies and papers that provide perspective on the ongoing debate over a proposed U.S. carbon tax.
2016 study published in
Energy Policy that examines U.S. public opinions of offshore drilling based on 10 national polls, with a focus on the underlying factors that shape opinions.
2015 review of scholarship on impact of air pollution in the United States, including health effects, economic costs and automotive and transportation causes.