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Dark Side Of The Boom: The Formula For Alaska’s Safety Success

The film crew of the Deadliest Catch trains for cold water survival.

The dangers of the Bering Sea crab fishery have been made famous by the reality TV show Deadliest Catch, but in the last 15 years, it’s become much safer, in large part thanks to collaboration between industry, scientists and regulators. We wondered: are there lessons that the oil and gas industry could learn from the crab industry’s safety gains? Continue Reading →

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Dark Side Of The Boom: Why Is Wyoming Safer?

An oil and gas worker pours a defoaming agent into the drill string.

For more than a decade, Wyoming has been among the most dangerous places in the nation for workers. Fatalities peaked in the late 2000s, at the height of the state’s natural gas drilling frenzy. The number of deaths has fallen in recent years, but has the safety culture changed, or did the drilling rigs just move on? Continue Reading →

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If You Read Only One Story On Health And Fracking, Read This One

Anti-fracking activitists pose with "fracking flavoured" water outside the European Parliament. Image from Greensefa via Flickr, used with a Creative Commons Attribution License.

As communities find themselves in the midst of unprecedented energy development, for people who live near oil and gas wells, are there health risks?

Inside Energy met with scientists to learn how oil and gas drilling affects your health and to clarify the confusion.

Find out about what drilling means for water, air and your health, and how a new research collaboration is helping communities understand the risks and benefits of the drilling boom. Continue Reading →

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Wyoming Wind Gridlock

A small Wyoming wind farm with 66 turbines.

Energy rich states produce billions of barrels of oil and gas but are also home to some of the best renewable resources in the country. Earlier this month, a massive wind farm got the green light from the state of Wyoming. If it gets federal approval, it could be come the biggest in the country. But for now, there is no way to transport the wind energy, and as yet, no confirmed buyers at the other end. Continue Reading →

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