More Energy Features

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    The Great Energy Challenge

    The National Geographic initiative is a call to action to become actively involved, to learn more and do more—to change how we think about and consume energy so that we can all help tackle the big energy questions.

  • An interactive map shows four ways to look at carbon emissions around the world.

    Global Greenhouse Gas Footprints

    See how the world's biggest economies stack up on emissions with an interactive map.

  • The changing Arctic: interactive map from National Geographic

    Interactive Map: The Changing Arctic

    See the shrinking sea ice, increased shipping, and energy exploration sites that are part of an evolving picture of the Arctic.

  • Screenshot from an interactive bubble map of fossil-fuel subsidies worldwide

    Global Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Map

    See which countries pay the most for tax breaks and other mechanisms that keep fossil-fuel prices down.

Did You Know?

Between 2002 and 2007, the wind power industry in the United States grew by an average of 29 percent annually.

Special Report: Shale Gas Rush

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    A Dream Dashed by the Rush on Gas

    The shale gas industry maintains that it protects drinking water and land. But mistrust has been sown in rural communities.

  • Lee Zavislak learns to drive an 18-wheel truck at the Western Area Career and Technology Center in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

    New Jobs Through Energy

    The industry promises jobs to a state badly in need of an economic boost, but the work so far isn't where you might expect it to be.

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    Mapping a Gas Boom

    Track the growing mark that energy companies have etched on Pennsylvania since first producing natural gas from shale.

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