President Obama Working to Reverse President Bush's Environmental Legacy
Ship will make its own waves for rig safety (w/ Video)
Magnetic rocks aid oil exploration
A new study has pinpointed the relationship between oil reservoirs and magnetic rocks, which could lead to more accurate oil exploration.
Clean technology investors shift focus to drilling (Update)
A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate the world's dependence on oil, natural gas and coal.
Biofuel expert explains how future innovations could help realize algal biofuels' full potential
(Phys.org)—Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent – about 10 billion gallons – of U.S. transportation fuel needs would place unsustainable demands on energy, ...
Large-scale production of biofuels made from algae poses sustainability concerns
Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent—approximately 39 billion liters—of U.S. transportation fuel needs would place unsustainable demands on energy, water, and nutrients, says ...
Energy firms must acknowledge cybersecurity as more than an IT problem, paper claims
(Phys.org)—Energy firms have spent vast sums on the security of their information systems, but they must reorient from a reactive, tactical posture regarding intrusions and attacks to a more strategic, holistic view that ...
China oil spill to have long-term impact: report
An oil spill off China's eastern coast kept hidden from the public for weeks has caused long-term environmental damage that will hurt the area's fishing industry, state media reported Tuesday.
How much oil have we used?
Estimates of how much crude oil we have extracted from the planet vary wildly. Now, UK researchers have published a new estimate in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology that suggests we ...
House Democrats unveil sweeping plan to reshape energy in America
Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday announced a sweeping plan to change how the nation produces and uses energy in order to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change.
Malaysia urged to force big oil to produce biofuel
Malaysia must force major oil firms to produce biofuel if the once-vaunted biodiesel industry is to have any future, industry experts told a conference Thursday.
Investors in US oil, gas companies have not ignored science behind unburnable carbon, study says
Investors in U.S. oil and gas companies have not ignored the science when considering whether the potential carbon asset stock prices constitute a bubble—a concern raised in recent media reports, a new University of California, ...
Scientists identify top conservation threats and opportunities
Governments being forced to choose between preventing climate change or averting a financial crisis, carbon solar cells as an alternative source of energy and accelerated loss of rhinos and elephants are ...
BP executive defends spill response tactics
A BP executive who led the company's efforts to halt its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico testified Tuesday that his decisions were guided by the principle that they shouldn't do anything that ...