The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has spawned a major nuclear disaster. E&E examines the implications for energy, the environment, security and public health.
With the heft to carry half a million barrels of oil daily, the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline is a huge proposal. But behind the furor over it lies an even bigger question: How should America approach the massive fuel reserves that its northern neighbor is working overtime to tap?
The first six months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the lower 48 states. Coupled with drought conditions along a wide swath of the country and the United States is feeling the pinch. E&E examines the effects of the record heat and drought conditions on agriculture, energy production, water policy, forest and wildfire management, and climate science.
In this series, E&E examines the plight of the world's islands and island nations. They contributed very little to the changing climate from man-made greenhouse gas emissions, but some may pay with their lives.
A surge in seismic activity is occurring around the U.S., and many top scientists are pointing at injection of waste from drilling and hydraulic fracturing as a possible culprit.