Sarah Jane Keller

environment

A Year of Low Oil Prices Means Fewer Rigs in the US — But Not Less Oil

In the Bakken region of North Dakota, the drop in oil prices has forced companies to cut costs and improve well efficiencies.
Sarah Jane Keller
7.8.15
environment

Despite Low Oil Prices, North Dakota Remains an Expensive Place to Live

A year ago, there were 185 rigs drilling for oil in the Bakken region of North Dakota — today there's just seventy-six.
Sarah Jane Keller
6.15.15
environment

PETA Says 'Pay To Play' Scheme Allows Circuses and Big Game Hunters to Import Endangered Animals

The animal rights group has filed a lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging the agency allows the importation of endangered rhinos and elephants in exchange for donations to conservations groups.
Sarah Jane Keller
5.12.15
environment

Ahead of BP Spill Anniversary, the Obama Administration Has Proposed New Gulf of Mexico Drilling Rules

Gulf residents, environmentalists, and a former regulator say the rules are too little, too late.
Sarah Jane Keller
4.15.15
environment

Is It Okay to Drill in the Arctic? It's Complicated, According to the Obama Administration

The administration is poised to green light Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean, while it has asked Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling.
Sarah Jane Keller
4.13.15
environment

Developing Nations Are Gobbling Up More Meat — and That Could Mean More Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

A new study projects that the use of antibiotics in livestock production could increase 67 percent by 2030, primarily in China, India, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa.
Sarah Jane Keller
3.24.15
environment

Here's Why Deforestation in the Amazon May Bring More Frequent, More Intense Droughts to Brazil

Scientists have long known that forests play a significant role in global climate dynamics, but now they are increasingly concerned about the way they transport water on a regional scale.
Sarah Jane Keller
2.5.15
environment

California Just Broke Ground on a 1980s-Era High-Speed Rail Network

The San Francisco-Los Angeles route is projected to be completed in 2029 and will transport passengers at 200 miles per hour.
Sarah Jane Keller
1.7.15
environment

The Largest Illegal Wildlife Market in Asia May Be on the Myanmar-China Border

Conservationists found a booming trade in protected species, including clouded leopards, Asiatic golden cats, tigers, and elephants, on the countries' shared border.
Sarah Jane Keller
12.23.14
environment

Here's What ExxonMobil Thinks About the Future

As climate change negotiators meet in Lima, Peru and try to hammer out a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the oil major projects fossil-fueled prosperity in the developing world for decades to come.
Sarah Jane Keller
12.11.14
environment

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Retreating at a Much Higher Rate Than Previously Thought

A three-fold increase in the rate of melting has occurred since 2003 and scientists warn that global sea levels might rise by an average of four feet if the ice sheet melts completely.
Sarah Jane Keller
12.4.14