Sustainability at a glance

Hurricane Sandy

What local government can learn from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 20, 2014
Changing climates put pressure on local government to boost financial resilience.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, disaster relief, natural disasters

In dry California, using price to police water use

Oct 16, 2014
California cities don't like the word "rationing," but "pricing" can serve the same purpose.
Posted In: water use, California drought 2014, fees
This burger is not made from beef, but rather plants, as Impossible Foods works to use specific proteins and nutrients from greens, salads and grains to make meats and cheeses.

Plant-based hamburger leaves 'blood' on the plate

Oct 15, 2014
Impossible Foods aims to make traditional animal products by using plants
Posted In: impossible foods, vegetarian, beef, fake meat

One shortage in booming oil fields: regulators

Oct 15, 2014
State agencies find that industry offers higher salaries to new college graduates.
Posted In: regulators, big oil, gas

More fracking produces more open waste pits

Oct 14, 2014
Residents of a Texas town are apprehensive about sludge pits planned in their community.
Posted In: fracking, waste, texas, big oil
BP's oil refinery complex continues it's 24-hour production of petroleum and gas at Grangemouth in central Scotland. Projections for oil demand are the lowest since 2009.

Weak demand for oil is sign of weak global economy

Oct 14, 2014
What does weak demand for oil say about the overall economy?
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, international energy agency, global economy
The 14 week old polar bear twins play with their mother in their enclosure during the first outside excursion in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on March 19, 2014.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
Posted In: climate change, Pentagon, alternative energy

The lingering effect of last year's tough winter

Oct 13, 2014
The U.S. Energy Department says heating costs are likely to be less this winter.
Posted In: winter, heating, natural gas

Three charts that show why your heating bill will fall

Oct 13, 2014
Natural gas prices are up but demand is expected to plummet, spelling savings.
Posted In: polar vortex, energy bills, heating, natural gas
A pumpjack works oil from the ground near the loaction of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, on June 4, 2014 in Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas.

What could slow U.S.'s surging oil output? Low prices.

Oct 10, 2014
Fracking for oil is expensive, so at some point falling prices will make some wells unprofitable.
Posted In: big oil, Saudi Arabia, texas
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