Industry, Mining and Natural Resources

Fracking: Is natural gas the answer to our energy crisis, and a way to wean our dependence from foreign oil? The United States has ample supply of natural gas (compared to petroleum), but drilling does have environmental consequences and impacts on local communities. This artwork was commissioned to accompany Science News magazine's unbiased look at some of the benefits and dangers.
Pit Coal Mining
Coal Mining
Carbon Sequestration: Scientists are working to develop ways to collect and re-use the carbon dioxide by-product of energy production in the hope of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions.
The ecological footprint of a city, based on the resources it uses and the pollutants it uses, far exceeds its physical footprint. 

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