Scientists examine mysterious tar mounds in the West African deep ocean
More than two thousand mounds of asphalt harbouring a wealth of deep-water creatures have been discovered up to two kilometres deep, off the coast of Angola. In a study published in the journal Deep-Sea Research ...
More toxicity in canola-based biodiesel
Exhaust from pure canola oil biodiesel is more lethal for human epithelial cells than that from traditional diesel, new research contends.
Scientists see fracking as cause of earthquakes in heartland
Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.
Promising new aqueous approach to carbon capture
A new approach to carbon capture technology from DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory has the potential to open global markets for cost-effective industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and reuse. ...
'The Great Invisible' shows blood spilled for oil
The cameras have left, but tears continue to fall in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the environmental catastrophe caused by an explosion on British oil giant BP's Deepwater Horizon rig.
Greenpeace accuses Canada pipeline firm of 'dirty tricks'
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace accused pipeline firm TransCanada of "dirty tricks" Tuesday, publishing leaked documents it said showed it plans to smear opponents of one of its projects.
The complexities of oil prices
With holiday shopping right around the corner, U.S. consumers could have a little extra money in their pockets, thanks to lower gas prices. Saudi Arabia, the planet's top producer and exporter of crude oil, lowered its prices ...
Fracking can begin in Illinois
Haul out the oil rigs, fracking can begin in Illinois. An obscure arm of state government cleared the way Thursday for oil and gas drillers to apply for permits to begin fracking in Illinois, which could find itself the center ...
Turmoil, conflicts cloud global energy future
Russia opens criminal probe after sulphurous pong hits Moscow
Russia launched a criminal probe Wednesday after a strong whiff of sulphur spread across Moscow this week, with an oil refinery located inside the city limits suspected of emitting toxic fumes.
The significance of digits: just how reliable are reported numbers?
When numbers of any sort are presented in mathematics, science, business, government or finance, it's fair to say a reader assumes that the data are reasonably reliable to their last digit.
Kansas Geological Survey to test use of CO2 in oil recovery and storing it underground
The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas is moving into a new phase of a multiyear study to test the safety and efficacy of injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources into the ground to produce ...
New antimicrobial edible films that increase the lifespan of cheese
Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed new coatings to apply to soft cheese. These coatings are totally edible and have an antimicrobial capacity, which increases the ...
Major class of fracking chemicals no more toxic than common household substances
The "surfactant" chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University ...