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The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable

Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.
Stephen Leahy
10.3.17
Donald Trump

Trump’s Secretary of State Pick and Putin Want to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

ExxonMobil has lost at least $1 billion in Arctic drilling investments due to Obama’s sanctions on Russia.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.11.16
earth

These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

The Obama Administration recently restricted all offshore Arctic drilling till at least 2022, but some scientists think it should never happen.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
ICELAND

Iceland’s Plan to Get Energy from Hot Magma Is Really Cool

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project is tapping into magma three miles underground, hoping to harness super-powerful energy.
Sarah Emerson
10.21.16
Donald Trump

Why Voters Should Be Concerned About Clinton’s Environmental Promises

A fact check of Clinton’s speeches exposes contradictions between what she says and how she votes.
Sarah Emerson
8.16.16
Canada

How to Make a Hardware Store Drill Into a Surgical Tool

This attachment turns your everyday drill into a surgical tool.
Kate Lunau
7.21.16
Power

Oregon Militia Wants to 'Free' Occupied Land for Logging, But There Are No Trees

A brief lesson in biting the hand that feeds you.
Michael Byrne
1.4.16
Science

Oil Drilling Causes Longer-Lasting Damage to Landscapes Than We Thought

Oil and gas drilling destroys vegetation for longer than scientists had hoped, new research shows.
Kari Paul
4.24.15
earth

This Giant Catamaran Plucks Old Oil Rigs Out of the Sea Like Daisies

Coming soon to a North Sea oil rig near you!
Ben Richmond
10.14.14
Features

Another Arctic Spill Is Inevitable, and We Are in No Way Prepared

Expensive, risky deep-water drilling in harsh seas will come inevitable oil spills, spills that the industry and regulators aren't ready to handle.
Derek Mead
5.5.14
Motherboard Blog

Let's Take a Tour of Russia's Most Controversial Oil Rig

The rig has been touted as the first Arctic-ready, ice-resistant oil platform.
Derek Mead
10.8.13
Motherboard Blog

Big Oil Is Fracking the Nile

At least three major companies—the Dutch oil giant Shell, the American oil and gas corporation Apache, and the United Arab Emirates-based Dana Gas—have launched major hydraulic fracturing operations in Egypt.
Brian Merchant
10.22.12