After the discovery of a potentially rich oil deposit in the contentious Essequibo region in Guyana, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears intent on exploiting his neighbor’s land.
Over a decade-long study of 37 major aquifers worldwide, 21 of them -- including the Indus Basin, which supplies much of India’s water -- showed a depletion of supply.
"Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children's throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles" as malaria and AIDS wreak parallel horrors, The Guardian reported Friday.
The disappearance of ice from the planet's North Pole currently in progress means unprecedented access to minerals and energy that have been trapped beneath the surface for ages.
The “good news” of the World Energy Outlook 2012 is really the bad news: The energy industry’s ability to boost production of oil, coal, and natural gas in North America is feeding a global surge in demand for these commodities, ensuring ever higher levels of carbon emissions.
In the absence of genuine government policy, more and more consumers are spending their own cash to support green energy. Utility companies in 36 states offer energy from renewable sources to their customers for an added fee. Despite increasingly high energy costs, enrollment in such programs is up 20%, according to the Energy Department.