Rob Williams

of Yale

Rob Williams is a student majoring in history and political science at Yale University.

Woody biomass is gaining increased attention as a potential source of renewable, carbon-neutral energy, but a new study is casting doubt on just how eco-friendly this fuel source really is. In areas with dense forests, such as the western United States, producing energy from combustible forest materials has been touted as a way to reduce…

Nearly two months after a rupture at ExxonMobil’s Silvertip oil pipeline spilled at least 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, there is no end in sight to the cleanup efforts. The company recently said that the process has been more difficult than expected, and estimated that cleanup would continue for several months…