Stories by Andrew Nikiforuk

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Posted on: Dec 30, 2016, Source: The Tyee

It's a macabre waltz and the oil industry powers are calling the tune.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: The Tyee

The era of global growth is over, and Trump is the first of coming calamities.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: The Tyee

Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2015, Source: The Tyee

Big oil, taxpayers' millions, call girls and a 'mechanic' named Bruce Carson.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: Greystone Books

For many, fracking is additional evidence humans are radically altering the geology of the planet.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015, Source: The Tyee

We've drained our planet's stored energy, scientists say, with no rechargeable plug in sight.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: The Tyee

An alarming new protocol in Liberian slums speak volumes about the evolving epidemic.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: The Tyee

The crisis has offered insights on globalization, deforestation, and the limits to institutionalized global medicine

Posted on: May 12, 2014, Source: The Tyee

The average price of limes has shot up from 23 cents to over a dollar -- here's why.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: The Tyee

The industry is setting off quakes from Texas to the Netherlands

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013, Source: The Tyee

​Tea Party activists, environmentalists and petrolistas now condemn the industry in equal measure, but is there more to the story?

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: The Tyee

'Gassed' by oil sands operations, families say they've been forced to evacuate.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: The Tyee

In an attempt to meet unrealistic financial production targets (and please Wall Street), the industry drove natural gas prices to uneconomic lows in recent years.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: The Tyee

TransCanada is trying to get its Keystone XL pipeline approved, but a whistleblower is raising the alarm.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2011, Source: The Tyee

Charlie Hall champions a revolutionary idea known as "energy return on energy invested." Every plant, animal and human civilization lives by EROI, he explains.

Posted on: May 29, 2011, Source: The Tyee

We're the slave masters of energy-driven gadgets that replace human labor. But don't count on it sticking around.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: The Tyee

Matt Simmons didn't let the money, bullshit or arrogance surrounding the oil industry cloud his judgment.