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?
The Roan Plateau is one of the four most biologically rich areas in Colorado -- and the only one not protected as a national park. Unfortunately, the Roan Plateau is also the epicenter of a natural-gas fracking epidemic
There is so much more we need to learn -- not only about the technology and its impact on our environment, air and coastline, but also about cost, reliability and whether it would deliver anything like the benefits promised by its supporters.
Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), warns global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions set an all-time high in 2012, throwing the world off its path to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2020.
Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.
With the vast majority of gas-rich public lands in Colorado leased and already slated for development, it's more urgent than ever that these assessments are made and community voices are heard before more of our forgotten wilderness areas disappear.
Japan has taken the lead in mining methane hydrate, and India is spending $30 million a year on methane-hydrate R&D. While commercialization is at least a decade away, what is Pakistan doing in the meantime?
The importance of the Southern Gas Corridor cannot be overstated. Opening up a fourth major natural gas corridor (the first three being the ones from Norway, North Africa, and Russia) is of strategic significance not only for Europe but for the transatlantic alliance as a whole.
Future generations will be incredulous that we ever debated the wisdom of increasing LNG exports. The result will be higher domestic prices as well a lot more drilling for natural gas -- primarily by fracking.
Moore, Oklahoma, is in the middle of what is known as Tornado Alley -- an area where cold, dry air from Canada and the Rockies meets warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico to create the unstable conditions that cause tornados.