A new poll shows 68 percent of Americans support offshore oil and gas drilling, but the issue is dividing Democrats in Congress. The Obama administration decided to allow seismic energy exploration off the Atlantic coast last week, suggesting offshore drilling may soon be a reality there.
Although North Dakota, Texas, and the Gulf of Mexico are known for producing much of the US's oil, other states are becoming bigger producers. Alaska and California are two states that are gaining footing in the oil industry.
Oil supermajor BP took its first step Wednesday toward returning to offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after a drilling moratorium put in place following the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Four years after that tragedy, officials say the region is still a centerpiece of the US energy portfolio.
New research suggests offshore wind turbines can absorb significant energy from hurricanes, reducing winds, waves, and storm surge. A bank of wind turbines strategically placed off the coast could have reduced hurricane Sandy flooding by up to a third and the winds of Katrina by up to 92 miles per hour.
As natural gas production soars at the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania may be the second-biggest gas-producing US state by the end of the year, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
A storm which has dragged snow and ice across across California and the Southwest will charge up the East coast Tuesday and Wednesday, throwing holiday travel plans into a wet tangle in at least 20 states.
Lion kills lioness: The shocking death of a captive lioness at the jaws of a male lion that shared her enclosure leaves parents with the difficult choice of teaching their kids about animal instincts or becoming authors of a brand new fairytale.