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With 38% of Global Shale Gas Located in Regions of Water Stress, More Oversight of Fracking is Urgently Needed

Sandra Postel Sep 19, 2014   

As more data emerge, shale gas increasingly appears to be in the cross-hairs of the water-energy nexus, and far too little is being done to defuse impending conflicts. ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: It‘s All Around Us

Tom Whipple Sep 18, 2014   

Ten years ago peak oil was assumed to be a rather straightforward, transparent process. Fortunately or not, depending on your point of view, the last ten years have turned out to a lot more complicated than expected. ... >>

Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

Bill McKibben Sep 10, 2014   

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies—about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4—show that President Obama’s … >>

Quite Possibly the Dumbest Thing the Mustache Ever Wrote

Asher Miller Sep 8, 2014   

Over the weekend The New York Times published what could very well be the dumbest column Thomas Friedman has ever written. I know, I know… How could that be possible after the … >>

Introducing Petrolify®: The Power of Petroleum in One Little Pill

Asher Miller Sep 3, 2014   

Imagine there was a pill you could take every day that would provide you with wealth, freedom, and luxuries beyond the imagination of even the wealthiest kings of yesteryear. Well, guess what? You’re already taking it. And it’s called Petrolify®. ... >>

Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die

Richard Heinberg Sep 2, 2014   

Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either been dispelled ... >>

The Peak Oil Crisis: When?

Tom Whipple Aug 25, 2014   

The key question is just how many more months or years production of U.S. tigh toil will continue to grow. ... >>

Just How "Legal" Are Seed Libraries?

Janelle Orsi Aug 15, 2014   

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a community seed library, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. ... >>

Blame the Environmentalists

Richard Heinberg Aug 11, 2014   

It's fairly clear that the fracking bubble will burst soon—almost certainly within the decade. ... >>

Groundwater Depletion in Colorado River Basin Poses Big Risk to Water Security

Sandra Postel Aug 5, 2014   

Let’s step back for a minute and consider the implications of the study released last week on the depletion of groundwater in the Colorado River Basin. ... >>