A pod of dolphins surfacing next a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Noisy oceans are having a significant impact on marine life.
Engineers have tried to corral a mud volcano in Indonesia that has covered more than 1,700 acres with mud.
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When mud, fluids and gases erupt at the Earth’s surface, they hint at what’s happening underground, allowing scientists to build a more comprehensive 3D view of what’s going on inside our planet.
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Opening up new fossil fuel exploration will damage our longer-term security and undermine our climate imperatives. It is dangerous for the planet.
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Scott Morrison secretly assumed control of the resources portfolio, among others. Now a gas company wants one of his captain’s calls to be scrapped.
South African marine biodiversity is unique and valuable and the Wild Coast is an especially rich part of that heritage.
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Researchers share their insights on seismic surveys in South Africa.
Despite fossil fuel use driving a climate crisis, new fields are still in development.
If we want to limit global warming to below 2°C, most of our untapped fossil fuel reserves need to be kept in the ground.
Fracking in the headwaters of the Okavango delta may negatively affect the water quality in this water source area.
Fracking in Botswana could have an impact not only the country’s groundwater, but also that of Namibia and South Africa.
Utah’s Cottonwood Canyon is a popular hiking destination on federal land.
Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there’s solid consensus on some issues.
Caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.
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The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that’s as much about politics as it is about energy.
The Mozambican military has proven to be inept at stopping atrocities by extremist insurgents in the Cabo Delgado province.
Should South Africa’s military get involved, it would be venturing into a highly violent and complex landscape, requiring a counter-terrorism type of operations.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia (left) and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.Their countries are in a row over territory.
As Kenya and Somalia scramble for offshore oil and gas, foreign investors wait eagerly on the sidelines
A seismic line (petroleum exploration corridor) traverses a wetland in northern Alberta.
Petroleum exploration in Alberta has disturbed more than 1,900 sq. km of wetlands in Alberta, boosting emissions of methane: a potent greenhouse gas.
A polar bear crosses ice In Alaska’s Chukchi Sea area, where a recent court ruling bars the Trump administration from greenlighting offshore drilling.
NOAA/OER/Hidden Ocean 2016:The Chukchi Borderlands
Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.
Male sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming.
The Trump administration is reopening a plan negotiated under President Obama to protect Western sage grouse. This could signal to states not to bother working together to protect other endangered species.
Research found that media largely frame debate about oil and gas developments in New Zealand around how drilling should take place, rather than whether it should happen at all.
Researchers find that mainstream media in New Zealand tend to present fossil fuel development as positive for the economy, while framing opponents as irrational and extremist.