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Hydrocarbons

Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

Moms and Babies Face Health Risks From Fracking

Molly Rauch | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has identified silica dust inhalation as a health hazard for workers around fracking operations, based on observations at well pads. Can this dust affect community members too?

Scientists Find Mega-0il Field... 1,300 Light Years Away

James Burgess | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
James Burgess

Have our wishes been answered? Scientists have found an oil field which contains 200 times more hydrocarbons than there is water on the whole of the Earth. Time to wave peak oil goodbye forever... but before you do I should probably inform you of the tiny hiccup in any plan to develop this oil field.

Shell Begins Drilling in the Chukchi Sea: The Details and the Risks

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

There are many questions to be asked about why our demand for hydrocarbon-based fuels is so great that we are now drilling for hydrocarbons in some of the most harsh conditions in the world.

Exploratory Gas Drilling To Begin In Cyprus

AP | By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm oil and gas deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus' souther...

From Kyoto to Copenhagen to... Hanoi? The Looming Failure of Yet Another Climate Change Meeting

Robert Bryce | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Robert Bryce

If the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wants a dose of reality regarding carbon emissions, it should convene in Hanoi. The reason: over the past decade, Vietnam's carbon dioxide emissions grew by 136%.

The Cruelty of Asthma

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

It is in the hands of the EPA that Rosa Perea's 5-year-old son and hundreds of thousands of other Latino kids -- the most punished by asthma -- will see themselves freed from the cruelty of this disease.

BP on Notice From Thad Allen: Seabed Seeping

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Allen said that sonar and visual monitoring of the seabed is of "paramount importance," suggesting that independent scientists have been correct all along about a possible seabed rupture.

Oil Spill May Endanger Human Health, Officials Say

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW ORLEANS — With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a...

Q&A PART 1: Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Your Health -- The Basics

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

There's a lot of speculation and unanswered questions going around about what the gulf oil leak means for the health of people living and working in the region. In this post, I give some answers.

The Gulf Oil Spill: Human Health Is Affected too

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Oil spills destroy ecosystems and kill wildlife, but people's health is directly affected too. As the situation in the Gulf Coast unfolds, the local communities and workers must be protected.

Offshore Air Quality in the Gulf: BP Data Still Inadequate

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

I have repeatedly called upon BP to publicly release the air quality data that they claim shows the air is "safe" out there where hundreds of people are working. Well, BP finally responded... kind of.

The Sirens of Titan: Alien Life?

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

This brings us full circle to HAL's warning. If life exists elsewhere in the solar system, it will be both a boon and a burden.

Fossil Fuels Had A Hand In Dinosaur Extinction

New Scientist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fossil fuels have a new crime to live down. A frenzy of hydrocarbon burning at the end of the Permian period may have led to the most devastating mass...