Environmental campaigners are split on the role nuclear power can play in cleaning up the planet. New research suggests that closing nuclear plants increases carbon emissions.
2014 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining the health impacts of particulate matter and black carbon from burning biomass, fossil fuels and other sources.
A 2014 study in the
Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources explores a wide range of issues related to unconventional energy, including well productivity, water use, security and pollution.
2014 research brief on the effectiveness of state strategies to reduce emissions, by Don Grant, University of Colorado at Boulder; Kelly Bergstrand, University of Arizona; and Katrina Running, Idaho State University.
2010 study by the University of Maine and others on the effect the ability of whales to sequester carbon and the potential benefits of restoring whale populations.
2014 study by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on ways that nations, states and municipalities can act to limit or reverse trends in CO2 emissions.
2011 study by Yale University, Texas A&M, and Boston University on the growing environmental impact of low-density urban and suburban sprawl.
2012 study in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the change in probability of extreme weather events such as heat waves.
2011 study in
Environmental Health Perspectives on responses in rodent brains to particulate matter from highway traffic.
2012 Congressional Research Service report on business results for the five biggest U.S. oil companies over the past five years.