EHS Executive Director Douglas Fischer is working hard just to keep up. His 17-year-old daughter can run a 5k almost twice as fast as he can, and his 15-year-old son passes him on Nordic skis without breaking a sweat. One thing Douglas really enjoys doing? Running Environmental Health Sciences, pushing good science into public discussion and policy.
On the list of top U.S. states for oil production, California ranks seventh, which is undoubtedly a surprise to many who focus on the state's green and progressive environmental laws. But thanks to those laws, we have data on how much energy is required to get each barrel of crude out of the ground.