Every time you check Facebook, send an email, or pay a bill online, that digital information is processed and stored in one of the nearly three million data centers across the country. Leigh Paterson reports that these facilities use and waste massive amounts of electricity.
Budgets of oil states are going to be hard hit by the recent slide in oil prices. Measured in dollars, Texas is the clear loser, but in terms of actual on-the-ground impacts, it’s not quite so simple. In the country’s number two oil producing state, North Dakota, falling prices have barely caused a ripple, while in Alaska (ranked fourth), lawmakers are calling it a “fiscal apocalypse.”
We wanted to find out if the increasing debt load of many oil companies is making them more vulnerable to sliding oil prices. Understanding how debt plays into the web of a company's finances was a beast - nay, a monster - we faced with only financial documents to protect us.
Wyoming schools have ranked in the top ten nationwide, but standardized test scores are still low. The reason may be a high population of transient kids from the oil fields.
What do low prices mean for a state that gets 20 percent of its revenue from oil? These five numbers can tell you.