What do unemployment and labor statistics tell us about the impact of low oil prices on the job market in North Dakota's Bakken oilfield?
Reliable electric power is a given. Except when it’s not. How often does your power go out, and for how long? New data lets us answer that question.
Wyoming's solar potential is among the best in the nation, but even as residential rooftop solar has boomed recently in places like California, Colorado and New Jersey, it's barely made any inroads in the state. Economics and politics both play a role, but with the price of photovoltaics continuing to drop, some people are starting to ask whether momentum is building for solar in nation's largest coal-producing state.
The oilfield spill problem here has been getting worse for years, but state regulators and inspectors have downplayed how bad it really is -- and have made it difficult to fact-check their claims.
Your phone is supposed to be a phone, not a hand-warmer. So why does it, at times, feel like it could barbeque your palm? The components in your phone or tablet – the screen (which it’s easy to forget is actually powered by a tiny light bulb), the GPS, the camera, the processor – draw […]