The oil rig explosion in Deepwater Horizon (2016), a film about the worst oil spill in US history.
The search for oil was once depicted in movies and books as a boys' own adventure. But as films such as Deepwater Horizon show, in an age of anxieties over fossil fuels, oil's story is now a darker one.
Hollywood turns its hand to the worst environmental disaster in US history – from which the environment is strangely missing.
Australia’s oceans are home to extraordinary marine life.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
There are short term signs that the most recent downturn in commodities may not last so long.
The mining industry is more resilient because of the recent downturn and it will be global supply and demand that will affect these companies in the future.
Protesters in Paris against Gabonese President Ali Bongo with placards reading: 1967-2016, 50 years in power is enough!
Gabon has the lowest trust ratings of any election commission among the 36 African countries surveyed by Afrobarometer.
Unnatural world? We need to look beneath the surface.
Restoring the North Sea to a 'pristine' state isn't necessarily the best thing for its eco-systems.
The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
Barrels in Nigeria used for transporting oil to communities.
It is important to nurture local companies and increase domestic participation in Africa's emerging oil economies.
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
China claims ownership of almost all of the South China Sea and refuses to abide by a recent ruling calling that hogwash. Why does China want to control the sea so badly?
What has the Chilcot Inquiry actually achieved? Here's what the experts had to say.
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Iraq's oil industry is a window into the troubled period that followed regime change.
Oil wasn't the conspiracy behind the Iraq War, but it was always in the mix.
Venezuelans flee a food shortage protest.
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Venezuela sits at the edge of a humanitarian calamity. A GSU international mediation expert explains how outsiders can play a critical role in resolving the cause – a deeply rooted political battle.
OPEC can’t stop the flow.
OPEC has been declared dead in recent months as the group of oil-exporters has been unable to agree on a plan to stabilize the market. But was it really ever alive in the first place?
It’s not just power-hungry pot farms: the connection between drugs and oil and gas industry runs deep.
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
Renewable resources are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.
A new deal for the people as well as the state?
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
Despite the benefits of going renewable, it may be harder to get there than we thought.
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Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change – but it might be harder than we thought.
Not what they were: oil fields.
Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar are beginning the painful process of restructuring their economies away from oil dependence.
Timor-Leste is one of the world’s most oil-dependent countries.
In terms of what is achievable, any foreign policy approach that does not account for strategic and historical realities is likely to fail.