A surface coal mine in Gillette, Wyoming, photographed in 2008.
The pandemic recession has reduced US energy demand, roiling budgets in states that are major fossil fuel producers. But politics and culture can impede efforts to look beyond oil, gas and coal.
Vice President Joe Biden enters a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio on March 10.
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With the race for the Democratic nomination narrowed to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, six more states went to the polls on March 10. We asked three scholars to interpret the results.
UCLA gave $425,000 back to Donald Sterling in 2014 after he disparaged Magic Johnson.
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Colleges and universities should apply the best techniques of research and education to their own decision-making.
Commissioner Michèle Audette speaks during ceremonies marking the release of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2019.
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The United States could learn from Canada's national attention being put on the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Oil drilling produces natural gas that often gets burned on the spot, going to waste.
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Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
Delegates entering the Geneva conference.
America's indigenous tribes put themselves on the map in 1977. Now they've got Donald Trump to contend with.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
In December, protesters in Standing Rock, North Dakota scored a big victory against a pipeline builder, yet the underlying problems have not been addressed.
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A Native American scholar explains why so little has changed despite the apparent victory of protesters opposing the North Dakota Access Pipeline protest.
Gatherers in Cannon Ball, North Dakota celebrate news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
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The protesters have scored a big victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, but it's served only to illuminate the sharp divisions over energy policy in the US.
The Niger Delta, where the rights of humans have been violated in the pursuit of oil.
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Global indigenous and human rights movements that oppose the oil, coal and gas industries are charting a path for a fair and just transition to a low carbon energy future.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protest construction of an oil pipeline near their reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
What is the months-long North Dakota Access Pipeline protest really about? A Native American scholar connects the dots to environmental justice and the legacy of U.S. colonialism.
How can parents who no longer live together continue to raise their children?
The November 2014 elections included a North Dakota voter initiative emblematic of the vigorous debate taking place nationwide about child custody. The “Parental Rights Initiative” required courts to award…
Prop 91 - just one of three ballot initiatives on marijuana decriminalization
Editor’s note: There were 146 state-wide ballot measures up for consideration by voters in this week’s midterm elections, covering all manner of controversial issues – from abortion and guns to minimum…