A protester demonstrates against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Cullen - RTX2OVHV

Native American tribes band together to block oil pipeline


Unrest in North Dakota persists as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to protest the building of an oil pipeline that would threaten its culture and health. Continue reading

Tanks belonging to Syrian government forces are positioned near the Jazel oil field, near the ancient city of Palmyra in the east of Homs province after they retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on March 9, 2015. Recent US-led coalition air strikes have frequently targeted oil facilities run by the IS group jihadists, who according to some estimates earn more than $1 million per day from oil sales. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

How ISIS steals oil to stay in power


The Islamic State (ISIS) finances much of its military operation through the selling and siphoning off of oil in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

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Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so dangerous


DOWNLOAD VIDEO By Gabby Shacknai At least 74 people have died working in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields since 2006, while oil production has risen…read more

Volunteers participate in an Earth Day cleanup event in Washington, D.C. Earth Day began in 1970 in response to the country's growing environmental awareness.

Earth Day Coincides With Heated Debates Over Environmental Rules


An oil spill in California was behind the creation of the first Earth Day in 1970. Now, 41 years later, the worst oil disaster in…read more

Oklahoma Youth Find New Career Prospects in Wind Energy


While Oklahoma has long been associated with oil and natural gas production, some of the state’s young people are turning to its burgeoning wind turbine…read more


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