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Is Syria really a ‘climate war’?

The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You’ve probably heard the following story linking it

Amnesty seeks criminal inquiry into Shell over alleged complicity in murder and torture in Nigeria

Amnesty International is calling for a criminal investigation into the oil giant Shell regarding allegations it was complicit in human

Israel seizes solar panels donated to Palestinians by Dutch government

The Netherlands has lodged a complaint with the Israeli government after dozens of Dutch solar panels donated to a West

Fears grow that climate conflicts could lead to war

Among the 21st-century threats posed by climate change – rising seas, melting permafrost and superstorms – European leaders are warning

Here’s how we can power 100% of the world with renewable energy

Here’s a 2017 New Year’s resolution I’d like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort

The U.S. government just made its biggest clean energy purchase ever

In Maricopa County, Ariz., the U.S. government will hit a clean energy milestone: what officials are calling the largest procurement

Eni attacked in Nigeria: time to re-think the role of energy companies

“Militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta comes as the country faces severe economic contraction” is the sub-title of a piece

How the structure of global oil markets fuels authoritarianism and war

by Zack Beauchamp Almost every day, even if you don’t own a car, you probably buy something made from oil.

Climate change will create more violent extremism, if we let it

The protests and violent conflict in Syria that began in 2011 originally took U.S. security analysts by surprise. Early in

Coal not coming back, Appalachian Power president says

Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power plants go into effect, and,

Three things you need to know about three decades of deception about climate change

More than half of the carbon dioxide ever created by humans has been released into the atmosphere since 1988. That

Big French banks rule out Galilee coal funding

Three of France’s biggest banks have taken the unusual step of writing letters committing not to fund coal projects in

Navigating geopolitics in oil and gas

What is geopolitics and why is it important? Geopolitics is a central concern for the oil and gas sector and

Special edition: Libya

Until the 1950s, Libya was one of the poorest countries in the world, above all as a result of the

Pentagon sees climate change as immediate security risk

The Department of Defense released its 2014 Climate Change Adaption Roadmap on Monday, outlining how the U.S. military plans to adapt to

5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping

As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on

Water conflicts

In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the Pacific

Fuelling controversy

The economic case for scrapping fossil-fuel subsidies is getting stronger. Globally, the cost of government subsidies for fossil fuels increased

300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant