The Surprising Reason for the Decline in Cancer Mortality

This is Work in Progress, a newsletter by Derek Thompson about work, technology, and how to solve some of America’s biggest problems. Sign up here to get it every week. Last year, I called America a “rich death trap.” Americans are more likely to die than Europeans or other citizens of similarly rich nations at … Read more

Whiplash: energy markets start 2023 with biggest weekly dive in years

NEW YORK, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Energy futures for crude oil, refined products and natural gas have plummeted in the new year as traders reconsidered near-term worries over cold weather and fears of supply shortages and dumped contracts. Prices rose last year on worries of Europe freezing due to the loss of Russian fuel, as … Read more

US Winter Storm Live : 31 Die, 200K ‘Powerless’ As Savage Frigid Temperatures Grip Million Americans – TIMES NOW

US Winter Storm Live : 31 Die, 200K ‘Powerless’ As Savage Frigid Temperatures Grip Million AmericansTIMES NOW US storm: Dozens dead as big freeze grips North AmericaBBC 2 Ontario regions declare state of emergency amid storm chaosCBC News Millions in US hunker down from frigid, deadly monster storm – World View Full Coverage on … Read more

Keystone cleanup turns remote Kansas valley into a small town

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 18 (Reuters) – Farmer Bill Pannbacker got a call earlier this month from a representative from TC Energy Corp, telling him that its Keystone Pipeline, which runs through his farmland in rural Kansas, had suffered an oil leak. But he was not prepared for what he saw on his land, which he … Read more

Global coal consumption to reach all-time high this year – IEA

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Global coal consumption is set to rise to an all-time high in 2022 and remain at similar levels in the next few years if stronger efforts are not made to move to a low-carbon economy, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday. High gas prices following … Read more

Glennmont Partners enters US renewables market with solar joint venture

LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Europe-based renewable energy investor Glennmont Partners plans to enter the US renewables market for the first time via a joint venture with solar developer GreenGo Energy US to develop over 1 gigawatt of solar and storage projects. Glennmont and GreenGo Energy US, a subsidiary of GreenGo Energy Group, will develop … Read more

Keystone operator recovers about 2,600 barrels of oil from Kansas creek

No timetable yet for restart Oil stained nearby pastureland used by ranchers Lack of Canadian oil supply a concern WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 12 (Reuters) – Canada’s TC Energy Corp ( TRP.TO ) said it had cleaned up almost 2,600 barrels of oil from the largest US crude spill in nearly a decade, but the timetable … Read more

US to reveal scientific milestone on fusion energy sources

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The US Department of Energy on Tuesday will announce that scientists at a national lab have made a breakthrough on fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars that one day could provide a cheap source of electricity, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. The scientists at … Read more

TC Energy says it has not found the cause of the Keystone oil pipeline leak

Dec 11 (Reuters) – Canada’s TC Energy (TRP.TO) said on Sunday it has not yet determined the cause of the Keystone oil pipeline leak last week in the United States, while also not giving a timeline as to when the pipeline will resume operation. TC shut the pipeline after more than 14,000 barrels of crude … Read more

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive US oil spills

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 10 (Reuters) – Residents near the site of the worst US oil pipeline leak in a decade took the commotion and smell in stride as cleanup crews labored in near-freezing temperatures, and investigators searched for clues to what caused the game. A heavy odor of oil hung in the air as tractor … Read more