A worker in the oil and gas industry is six times more likely to die on the job than the average American worker. But how does oil and gas compare to other dangerous industries?
Fracking has led to a huge upswing in oil production in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
In 2013, 4,405 Americans died from workplace injuries, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And 112 - or 2.5 percent - of them worked in the oil and gas industry in jobs like drilling and servicing wells, operating equipment, and machining parts. This represents a decrease in fatalities from last […]
As oil booms in North Dakota, the rate of spills has been growing, Emily Guerin reported. Thousands of barrels of oil spill each year, but something more dangerous comes with it: saltwater. A by-product of oil extraction, saltwater can destroy farmland for years. Finding detailed data on saltwater spills - more than 800 happened in North Dakota in the past year - was hard. Really hard.
The drop in the price of a residential-sized solar system suggests that it is possible that distributed solar will be as disruptive of the electrical transmission grid as the iPod was to the music industry.