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When fracking moves into the neighborhood, mental health risks rise

Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Hydraulic fracturing has boomed in the U.S. over the past decade, but unless you live near it, you may not...

Will American shale oil go bust?

Jorge Guira, University of Reading US oil is suffering unprecedented distress, as demonstrated by the benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude price crashing into negative...

Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many...

Noel Healy, Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Northeastern University, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New...

Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away

Emily Brodsky, University of California, Santa Cruz Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result...

The world is facing a global sand crisis

Aurora Torres, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research; Jianguo "Jack" Liu, Michigan State University; Jodi Brandt, Boise State University, and Kristen Lear, University of...

Is your drinking water safe? Here’s how you can find out

Susan Boser, Pennsylvania State University and Diane Oleson, Pennsylvania State University America’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization. Pipes are...

Trump’s offshore oil drilling push: Five essential reads

Martin LaMonica, The Conversation This article is based on a collection of archival stories. When it comes to energy, perhaps the only thing...

Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk

Gillian Foulger, Durham University; Jon Gluyas, Durham University, and Miles Wilson, Durham University People knew we could induce earthquakes before we knew what they were....

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Money trumps fear in reactions to West’s nuclear accord with Iran

Jamsheed K Choksy, Indiana University, Bloomington and Carol E B Choksy, Indiana University, Bloomington The Islamic Republic of Iran boasts the world’s fourth-largest...