More Energy Features
The Great Energy Challenge is a National Geographic initiative to help you understand our current energy situation. Explore the GEC to figure out and trim your carbon footprint.
See how the world's biggest economies stack up on emissions with an interactive map.
See the shrinking sea ice, increased shipping, and energy exploration sites that are part of an evolving picture of the Arctic.
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
The shale gas industry maintains that it protects drinking water and land. But mistrust has been sown in rural communities.
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.
Track the growing mark that energy companies have etched on Pennsylvania since first producing natural gas from shale.