[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2015

[ Cleanup of Yellowstone’s Icy Oil Spill Offers Cautionary Tales ]

The Yellowstone River’s oil spill was the first in U.S. frozen water in two-plus decades.

[ Oil Spills Into Yellowstone River, Possibly Polluting Drinking Water ]

The Yellowstone River oil spill raises drinking water alarms but is unlikely to affect Yellowstone National Park.

[ Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video) ]

The passive-building standard is catching on in North America, but it also faces challenges.

[ What’s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling? ]

U.S. proposal could allow unprecedented oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.

[ Norway Offers New Arctic Leases, Stoking Polar Energy Rush ]

For the first time in two decades, the nation is expanding its oil leases even as prices plunge.

[ 5 Energy Innovations Dazzle at Detroit Auto Show ]

Annual auto show reveals what cars and trucks of the future might look like.

[ Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan’s Homes ]

Floating solar panels are increasingly common—and a new project in Japan is about to make a splash.

[ Oil Prices Plunged—Why Haven’t Airfares and Some Home Energy Bills? ]

Low energy prices won’t necessarily drop prices for certain consumers.

[ White House Takes Aim at Methane Emissions: Three Key Takeaways ]

World’s largest natural gas producer aims to cut emissions of potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas sites

[ 8 Gadgets That Might Make Your Home Smarter Than You ]

New smart-home products, as part of the Internet of Things movement, aim to connect phones with just about everything.