The Department of Justice filed criminal charges against an engineer who deleted messages containing sensitive information about the extent of the spill, just before lawyers were going to collect that sort of information from him.
It used to be that oil came from a hole drilled in the ground. But as oil has become more scarce, the ways of getting at it have become more numerous — so much so that it’s getting hard to keep track. Oil sands, shale oil, oil shale: These are all different sources of oil. And if you can’t keep them straight, well, rest assured the oil industry will. The Council on Foreign Relations’ Michael Levi argues that it’s oil shale that might be the extraction point to watch in the coming years: “Oil shale” is basically rock that contains …
Mitt Romney might be the country's No. 1 brownwasher, trying to cover up past greenery and blend in with the GOP crowd.
It's like Threadless and the Arcade Fire teamed up with BASF to talk about green chemistry and the threat of peak oil.
How big was your raise last year? John Watson, the CEO of Chevron, got a 52 percent bump in his compensation. That’s a nice chunk of change for anyone, and in Watson’s case, it brought his total yearly take up to about $25 million. Which is nothing to complain about, unless Watson is comparing his raise to the raise of his rival giganto oil company. In that case, he might be feeling a little bit short-changed.
To see firsthand the impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Susan Shaw donned a wetsuit and snorkel and dove into the blackened waters. What she saw horrified her -- and it’s not over yet.
Author Paolo Bacigalupi (Windup Girl, Ship Breaker) talks about what a real eco-apocalypse looks like and the power of science fiction to inspire a better future.
The only thing better than a Velomobile is an electric Velomobile, which is the exact same thing, but with the addition of a kit to electrify the bike.
The sheer number of vehicles being added in Asia means a whole new level of competition for oil. It’s a competition that Asia will almost surely win, and will probably do more to drive the adoption of electric cars in the U.S. than any policy or tax credit.
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