Baker Hughes painted a thousand drill bits pink to support breast cancer awareness.

Pink Drill Bits?

Everything is tinged pink this month to raise breast cancer awareness, and the color is popping up in some unexpected places–like oil rigs. For the second year in a row, Baker Hughes is showing support for Susan G. Komen Foundation by painting its drill bits pink.

Lyn Janssen in her garage posing with her anti-waste pit posters

Millions Of Tons Oil And Gas Waste: Hazardous Or Not?

The United States is on the verge of becoming the world’s top producer of oil – that’s according to the International Energy Agency. But the oil boom is also leading to a boom in toxic oil field waste that can end up in open pit disposal sites. There are increasing concerns over the dangers these disposal sites pose for air quality.

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

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

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.