There is no monitoring program for abandoned wells, so they can leak for a long time before emissions are detected and repaired.
“A new phase in humanity’s relationship with the biosphere, where the ocean is not only crucial but is being fundamentally changed”
Five important new books for reds and greens. Dust Bowls of Empire. Oil, Power and War. The Big Muddy. Never Home Alone. The Neoliberal Diet.
A valuable invention is massively misused in the service of profit, producing unprecedented waste and pollution. How can we stop the plastic plague?
Secret documents reveal that the giant oil company’s scientists warned executives about the global impact of fossil fuels as early as 1981
The government’s decision to build the dam makes it abundantly clear that the struggle to defend indigenous rights and the environment must be built outside of parliament
Houston is the city where capitalism’s victory over nature is the most complete — and also where nature takes its ultimate revenge
John Bellamy Foster: This administration is not just a cabal of ignoramuses. Behind the right’s climate denial is the economic reality that seriously combating capitalism’s war on the planet requires the defeat of the system.
Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
In Nigeria, oil extraction and production has devastating consequences for the people living in the Niger Delta, but those who flee are not protected by the Geneva Convention on Refugees.
Conservative AFL-CIO leaders support the Dakota Access pipeline, oppose the Standing Rock Sioux campaign to protect land, people and water.
Call for energy justice … 2015 is hotter than you think … Islamic climate change declaration … Against Deep Green Resistance … Anthropocene book review … Exporting crude oil … Racism and ‘speciesism’ … Climate change in Canadian election
The socialist imperative … Debriefing Elsipitog … The Mayan forest garden … Lifeblood … Endgame … Waking the giant … We have never been neoliberal
The G7 ‘plan’ is an excuse to keep pumping oil while relying on hypothetical, unproven or nonexistent technologies to save us
So much for “private enterprise” – the IMF says energy companies receive $5.3 trillion a year in subsidies from governments worldwide
Refinery workers strike and class struggle environmentalism … Fossil fuel divestment … Kenyan government aims to dispossess Maasai … Small farmers versus big agriculture
Canada’s political police serve the oil industry, citing lobbyists and rightist demagogues to slander environmental activists as potential terrorists.
Supporting the strike is a key part of the fight against fossil fuels. Our enemies are the oil corporations, not the oilworkers they exploit and endanger
The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional contributor to the growing natural disasters intensified by global climate change.
The Durban diesel disaster polluted rich whites’ gardens … but the cause is systematic discrimination against the black majority.