Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 1, 2017.
The threat of a large lawsuit could be enough to discourage some countries from taking action on climate change.
Oil from a ruptured pipeline is vacuumed from a creek near the near the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, July 2010.
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No one wants an oil spill in their backyard. Yet to understand the real-world fate and effects of diluted bitumen — a Canadian oil sands product — that’s exactly what some scientists did.
A soldier guards a fuel distribution centre in El Salto, Mexico.
Recent pipeline explosions have brought the problem of Mexico's black market for oil into tragic relief.
Suncor’s base plant with upgraders in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta., June 13, 2017.
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Canada's proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tues., May 29, 2018.
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Canada wants to move towards a green economy and meet its Paris Agreement targets, but it has also just taken ownership of a pipeline. How can the federal government deal with this paradox?
The European Investment Bank's funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
Sockeye salmon need strong hearts to migrate long distances. An oil spill could hurt their survival.
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Pacific salmon are ingrained in the culture and economy of Canada. They are also a key link between ocean and land. But what happens if a pipeline failure contaminates their habitat?
After the Army Corps of Engineers approved an easement for the North Dakota Pipeline, two tribes requested – unsuccessfully – to halt construction while their lawsuit over the project is resolved.
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More than an easement: A scholar of Native American law lays out the legal arguments in the Dakota Access Pipeline and why they matter to all of us.
A 2002 pipeline spill in Cohasset, Minnesota which released 6,000 barrels of crude oil.
An anthropologist of the American West argues that protecting nature and our cultural heritage are good for business but few recognize how they are threatened by 'jobs-creating' oil pipelines.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli.
Magufuli’s visit to Kenya reaffirms Tanzania as a leading regional actor. But it is also clearly designed to reset bilateral relations with Kenya which have been at best lukewarm on his watch
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.
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The EU can't be too tough on Erdogan as it relies on his nation's pipelines and shipping routes.
Stuck in transit: The Keystone Pipeline proposal has become a symbol for politicians and environmentalists.
Public opinion poll on Keystone pipeline shows more people are concerned with local issues – including the impact of spills on environment and aquifers – than with global warming.
The National Transportation Safety Board made an ‘urgent’ recommendation to improve the safety of oil-carrying rail cars.
While federal agencies ponder regulations for safer oil rail cars, researchers are developing high-tech inspection and safety systems.
This derailed oil-carrying train in Ontario in March was the third from a single freight company in a month.
Derailed train cars carrying oil have more communities concerned about spills. What's behind the oil-by-rail boom and a federal agency's 'urgent' call last week for better safety?
Vladimir Putin with Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, in Baku in 2013.
For this latest instalment in our series on Russia’s relations with its neighbours, we turn to the oil-rich nation of Azerbaijan. Rovshan Ibrahimov argues that the country has rebounded from plumbing lows…