American Energy Society has been honored to publish many great articles and other bygone gems, but in celebration of our 200th publication, the ones that follow have been identified by editors, writers, and advisors as "the most worthy of wider attention, reflection, and engagement," and remain enormously relevant today.
Science is on the defensive, receiving far more criticism than it deserves. And yet, sometimes science seems to self-destruct when it actually needs to self-correct. To strengthen itself, scientists should consider coming out of the lab and engaging more with the real world.
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We made plastic. We depend on it.
Now we're drowning in it.
This article about plastic is from a multi-year National Geographic series that highlighted how a global disregard for plastic (manufacture, use and disposal) has led to a serious ecological imbalance.
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Reducing Energy Poverty With Natural Gas
A significant portion of the world’s population still lacks access to electricity: 1 billion people are without it, up to 2 billion have inadequate and unreliable electricity, and about 3 billion use low-grade fuels like firewood, dung, and charcoal for cooking. The absence of a reliable energy solution limits the prospects for individuals, communities, and entire economies.
Is it possible that natural gas could be the answer?
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