Canada has committed to cutting GHG emissions 30 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels. Can Canada's oil capital lead the charge? New research shows it's within reach with bold actions on several fronts.
A building full of revolving doors?
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More than 180 individuals have moved between senior public service roles and the fossil fuel industry in Australia over the past decade - providing a golden escalator for former senior politicians.
After a long run of devastating typhoons, one country is holding the world's biggest corporations to account on climate change.
Because of Hurricane Harvey, refineries and other facilities released 2,000 tons of pollutants.
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An analysis of air pollutants from Texas shows how significant – and largely underregulated – the category of 'excess' emissions is across the US.
Kelp and sardines in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
No new oil drilling has been approved since 1984 off the California coast, where a major spill in 1969 helped launch the environmental movement. Sixty-nine percent of Californians oppose offshore drilling today.
New research shows the size of man-made earthquakes is linked to how deep industry wastewater is injected into the ground.
Male Savannah Sparrow.
In our increasingly noisy world, how do you make sure that your voice is heard? If you’re a bird, that depends on the type of noise and what you’re trying to say.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to a great diversity of wildlife – one reason environmentalists oppose oil and gas drilling.
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Alaska and oil proponents are cheering a move to open up an ecologically sensitive part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling -- a position environment supporters can't abide.
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It may be just as well the UK government scrapped its previous carbon capture competition.
Guyana, a former British colony on the north shore of South America, may soon supplant Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean region’s biggest oil producer.
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Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it's not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded 'resource curse.'
A unique collaborative journalism project revealed industry and government officials in Saskatchewan were aware of significant public safety hazards from potentially deadly hydrogen sulphide gas.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
Business as usual is not an option.
A new CSIRO roadmap outlines the options for oil and gas companies to keep pace with the clean energy transition, including solar-powered hydrogen fuel production.
Migrating humpback whales avoid loud, nearby sounds.
Humpback whales are deterred from their migration routes by the noise of air guns used to survey the ocean floor for oil and gas deposits, a new study has found.
Orca family group at the Bremer Canyon off WA’s south coast.
The government aims to dramatically reduce the areas offered full protection and expand zones where fishing is allowed, while also claiming that this will still deliver good conservation.
Now abandoned, part of Sidoarjo town is entombed in mud metres thick.
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
Can we mitigate the risks associated with fracking?
From crossing a road to fracking for oil, everything has inherent risks. At best, we can only aim to agree that, on balance, they are contained and justified.
The surge in U.S. oil and natural gas production has transformed the energy picture in the country, but the influence is muted globally.
The Trump administration has set a new national policy: energy dominance. But can the US really dominate other countries through fossil fuel exports?
Shell’s drilling rig destined for waters off Alaska met with problems in the Arctic and protesters in Seattle.
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The industry has wanted access to offshore oil for decades, but the Arctic remains challenging. Consumers, meanwhile, seem conflicted on expanded offshore drilling.
If Australia adopted a similar approach to the Hong Kong to eliminate debt loading abuse, United States oil and gas giant Chevron would have been denied A$6.275 billion in interest deductions.
New modelling shows governments need to ensure that corporations benefiting from the use of Australia's resources, are contributing the same as they do in other jurisdictions.
Protesters rally against coal seam gas in Melbourne, February 2016.
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The federal government seems keen to usher in a new boom in onshore gas production. But gas firms will need to tread carefully, as past experience in Queensland's fracking heartland shows.