natural gas


One Fracking Well Can Suck Up 250,000 Bathtubs' Worth of Water in Less Than a Week

A new study examines the impact of fracking on streams in Arkansas.
Stephen Leahy
View My Own

Blame Oil's Decline for the Middle East's Latest Conflict

The confrontation between Qatar and Saudi Arabia comes down to the competition between oil and natural gas.
Ryan Riegg
Coal Is Dead

The Coal Industry Isn’t Even Certain That Donald Trump Can Save It

President Trump's newest executive order won't bring coal back for good.
Sarah Emerson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Obama Moved to Block Oil Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

The US Department of the Interior has placed the Arctic Ocean off-limits for oil or gas drilling, setting up another obstacle for Trump's energy prospects.
VICE Staff

Three Other Oil and Gas Pipelines, and What They Put at Risk

With all eyes turned to the Dakota Access Pipeline, three oil and gas projects have been making steady headway.
Sarah Emerson
climate change

The US Hasn’t Seen Carbon Emissions This Low Since 1991

Thanks to warmer weather and renewable energy, carbon emissions in 2016 were the lowest they’ve been since 1991.
Sarah Emerson

The Women Fighting Fracking in Their Own Backyard

Rebecca Roter suffered from nosebleeds and mouth ulcers after a drilling company moved into her county. She's a part of a group of "citizen scientists" in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, who are trying to stop the controversial practice of fracking.
Deborah Coughlin

A Bunch of Nuclear Power Plants Are Closing, and It’s Because of Fracking

More than six nuclear reactors have recently shut down, and more closings are likely coming.
Matt Smith
Earth Day 2016

What President Obama Can Do to Combat Environmental Racism

We spoke to filmmaker Jon Bowermaster about his new documentary <i>Dear President Obama: The Clean Revolution Is Now</i>, which tells the stories of American families fighting the fracking industry.
Sarah Harvard

How Badly Will US Exports of Crude Oil Hurt the Environment?

The reversal of the crude oil export ban is great news for oil and gas producers who've been hit hard by lower and lower prices for their goods in recent years. Unfortunately, it's terrible news for the rest of us.
Peter Moskowitz

The US Still Hands Out $20 Billion a Year to Fossil Fuel Companies

Despite its efforts to reign in pollution, the Obama administration is still giving free cash to the nation's biggest polluters.
Brian Merchant

Meet Australia’s New Chief Scientist: Another Old Rich White Guy

Sure, Alan Finkel is all for renewable energy, but let's not pretend this is a progressive move.
VICE Staff