The pros and cons of seismic exploration in the Atlantic
Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is a water-intensive process—as critics love to point out. But by enabling the switch from thirsty coal to more efficient natural gas, fracking could be good for water scarcity
A new report is optimistic about continued growth in U.S. oil and natural gas production. But the future of energy is hard to predict
The International Energy Agency says North America’s shale boom doesn’t diminish the supremacy of the Middle East in the global oil market
While an initiative to require labeling of GMOs went down in defeat in Washington state, several Colorado towns voted to ban fracking within their borders. But the fight isn’t over.
New statistics show that the U.S.—thanks largely to fracking and energy efficiency—has energy-related CO2 emissions down 12% from the peak in 2007
The OPEC oil embargo marked the end of American dominance on energy. Four decades later, the shale boom and efficiency has U.S. oil imports down — but the Gulf states are still sitting pretty
New technologies have enabled the U.S. to become the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas by energy content.
40 years after a Mideast oil embargo decimated the U.S., the country is awash in new supplies of energy, from oil to natural gas to solar. But that abundance could make fighting climate change harder
A simply bet made nearly 25 years ago demonstrated the power of human ingenuity to overcome material scarcity. But that won’t be enough to save us from global warming