The U.K. government is launching its first onshore oil and gas licensing round in six years—the latest step in efforts to unlock shale gas reserves amid worries over increasing dependence on energy imports.
Safety awareness is serious business at workplaces such as construction sites, food manufacturing plants, mines and oil rigs. Now field-inspired safety protocols are migrating to the office, where hazards include dripping umbrellas and hot cups of coffee.
With a coming boom expected in the unmanned-aircraft industry, universities and colleges are scrambling to train pilots. But thanks to government rules, they can't actually get the devices off the ground.