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Energy & Sustainability

The business of natural disasters

Natural disasters affect nearly 160 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. They include earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, droughts, floods, and more. As well as damaging people’s lives

Covering the ‘zero waste’ eco-movement

If you’ve never heard the term “zero waste” go on Instagram and you’ll find more than three million posts that espouse a lifestyle of sending as little to the landfill

Localizing the worldwide helium shortage

Helium is the second-most common element in the universe. Not to burst anyone’s bubble, but experts warn that the world’s helium supply could run out within ten years. Is this

Here’s why oil is part of your beat

You might think that oil is the province of reporters covering the energy industry and its companies. Not at all. No matter what area you cover, oil has some important

Get Ready for More Pain at the Pump

Thanks to a steady economy and low inflation, many drivers may have shrugged off the cost of fueling up over the Memorial Day weekend. The price of a gallon of

Your Quick and Easy Guide to the Oil Market

Oil has held a prominent spot in the news cycle of late as barrel prices reach a two-year high. The culprit: political arrests in Saudi Arabia, the world’s second-largest oil

Climate change is full of stories for business journalists. (Image by "robynm" via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Climate Change and the Business Reporter

Climate change is an enormous topic for science writers. But those changes don’t exist in a vacuum. You can’t modify climate, sea level, storm severity and other systemic shifts without

The energy crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria has local implications for many on the mainland. (Image by Birga via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons)

How to Localize Two Big Energy Stories

There have been two major energy stories headlining national—and international—news lately: oil and Puerto Rico. Oil prices are reaching two-year highs. Much of an American commonwealth remains stuck without power.

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