Hurricane Iselle and tropical storm Julio headed toward the tourist haven of Hawaii Wednesday in a rare combination of stormy tropical weather. Hawaii residents were stocking up on food and water as officials advised preparing for seven days of supplies in advance of hurricane Iselle and tropical storm Julio.
Research shows that by 2040, the need for drinking water and water to use in energy production will create shortages. What can people do to prevent water shortages from happening?
Oil and gas companies are taking on more debt to continue drilling, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Companies' revenues are now flattening out, as global oil prices have plateaued.
With the removal of many dams, conservationists are seeing the return of the natural bounty that fed Native Americans and astonished European settlers.
Gas prices usually rise in the summer months, as American motorists hit the road and drive up demand. But this summer prices are falling, as burgeoning US oil production provides a buffer against summer demand and international turmoil – both of which typically mean higher gas prices.
A Texas judge ordered US Marshals to seize a Kurdish oil tanker in US waters. But why was the Kurdish oil tanker there in the first place?
The Ukraine crisis has sparked interest in natural gas production on a continent where many oppose new drilling. Hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – might help Europeans wean off Russian supplies, but the technology remains publicly unpopular and plays a small role in Europe’s vision of energy security.