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Thankless jobs

Shelly the Tortoise Is Here to Stop Kids From Beating Up Robots

“When a child started to beat our robot, the others were motivated to follow that child’s action, enjoying hitting the shell together.”
Becky Ferreira
3.15.18
Mo Oil Mo Problems

Three Communities Are Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Over Rising Sea Levels

The decades-long attempt to obscure data about climate change doesn’t work in the companies’ favor.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.20.17
Greenhouse Gases

Canada Is Dragging Its Feet on Capping Dangerous Methane Leaks

The government finally has a plan to regulate methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. It doesn’t come into effect until 2020.
Lisa Cumming
5.26.17
Fossil Fuels

Shell Is Abandoning Canada’s Oilsands

Shell says it’s focused on becoming a “company of the future,” and that future apparently doesn’t include the Alberta oilsands.
Bryson Masse
3.9.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

Watch This Woke Documentary Shell Made About Climate Change in 1991

And consider how it did the exact opposite of what it preached.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.1.17
nature

Crab and Shrimp Shells Could Be Used to Make Battery Parts of the Future

Scientists building new materials are looking to nature for inspiration.
Kate Lunau
8.24.16
Features

How the Biggest, Most Expensive Oil Spill in History Changed Nothing at All

Why the Deepwater Horizon spill failed to inspire reform.
Brian Merchant
7.10.15
climate change

The Viral-Ready Occupation of Shell's Arctic Oil Rig

Greenpeace's latest viral stunt is like a real-life action flick. We chat with one of the activists who scaled the rig.
Brian Merchant
4.7.15
Motherboard Blog

But Can It Weather Storms? And Other Questions About the World's New Largest Vessel

Shell's new floating natural gas field is called the "Prelude"—but to what? We don't know.
Ben Richmond
1.9.14