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Israel Develops Offshore Natural Gas Reserves

September 12, 2013 10:28 am | Comments

Recent discoveries of huge offshore natural gas reserves near Israel hold immense promise for the Middle Eastern nation, its economy and its stability within the volatile region. PBS Aviv bureau chief Martin Fletcher reports from the field.

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Dow Chemical CEO Talks Strategy

September 11, 2013 9:41 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The Wall Street Journal speaks with Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical about his management strategy and view for the future. He also discusses how his optimism is key to his success and how he uses that optimism to set the tone for the rest of the company.

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The Fuss Over Fracking

September 10, 2013 10:03 am | by TIME | Comments

TIME takes a look at the recent clash over hydraulic fracturing in Bradford County, Penn. Residents there are perched atop an abundant source of natural gas which could add to the nation's clean energy supply while infusing the region with cash, but locals are worried about the social and environmental costs.

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Demand, Supply, Accidents

September 9, 2013 9:40 am | by Animal Planet | Comments

Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, discusses how, in his view, rising demand for petroleum drives oil drilling companies to increasingly risky places, endangering the lives of animals by disrupting the ecosystem.  

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The Million Jobs Project

August 21, 2013 2:07 pm | by Million American Jobs Project | Comments

The American economy has been crippled by the steady stream of jobs being outsourced to companies in other countries, and the Million Jobs Project is attempting to make a big change in the way people think about the products they buy. 

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Fracking Faces Opposition in UK

August 13, 2013 9:58 am | by AlJazeera | Comments

Areas in the North of England are being prepped for hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") operations, and residents in these rural farming communities are expressing worry about how the drilling plans will impact their communities and their livlihood.

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BP Alleges Fraud in Gulf Spill Payouts

August 7, 2013 9:47 am | by Yahoo! Business | Comments

BP has announced it has found evidence of fraudulent claims in the program set up to manage claims associated with the massive oil spill that resulted from the explosion of the company's Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010. The company was fined $29 million and ordered to repay losses seen by business owners impacted by the spill.

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Examining One of History's Deadliest Explosions

July 31, 2013 12:29 pm | by Travel Channel | Comments

The Travel Channel looks back at the deadliest explosion in U.S. history. One hundred people were killed in the initial explosion of a freighter in Texas City in 1947. When the fire spreads, igniting a nearby vessel, things get much worse.

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New Energy Source Found in Arctic

July 30, 2013 5:30 pm | by The Atlantic | Comments

A team of Japanese and U.S. scientists say they are close to capturing a new source of energy found in crystallized natural gas in Arctic permafrost and at the bottom of oceans. Methane hydrate gives off intense heat at room temperature and could potential become a major fuel source.

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DOE: Fracking Chemicals Didn't Contaminate Water

July 25, 2013 10:25 am | by WDTV | Comments

A recently released study by the U.S. Department of Energy and based on a year of monitoring reports no evidence to support claims that chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations have contaminated drinking water aquifers in western Pennsylvania.

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Congresswoman Seeks to Block Fracking Funding in Inglewood Oil Field

July 24, 2013 9:26 am | by Rep. Karen Bass | Comments

Rep. Karen Bass introduced an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 that calls for no federal funds to be used to implement, administer or enforce fracking in the Inglewood Oil Field for the coming fiscal year.

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PA Protestors on Fracking: 'Don't Want It Here'

July 16, 2013 12:47 pm | by phillyBurbs.com | Comments

Protestors gathered last week outside the offices of Pennsylvania Senator Chuck McIlhinney demanding a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, commonly called "fracking." The protest was part of a statewide push by anti-fracking citizens and environmental groups to put pressure on lawmakers.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part IV)

July 11, 2013 4:51 pm | by Discovery Channel | Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. This clip introduces viewers to the brave workers who sacrificed their lives by staying at the facility and exposing themselves to deadly levels of radiation in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part III)

July 11, 2013 9:37 am | by Discovery Channel | Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn takes viewers inside the nuclear plant as it begins to melt down.

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Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part II)

July 9, 2013 2:44 pm | by Discovery Channel | Comments

In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn walks viewers through the nuclear meltdown.

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