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Andrew Nikiforuk is a contributing editor for The Tyee.
Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin
Posted on: Dec 30, 2016, Source: The Tyee
It's a macabre waltz and the oil industry powers are calling the tune.
Is There a Link Between the End of Economic Growth and the Rise of Trump?
Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: The Tyee
The era of global growth is over, and Trump is the first of coming calamities.
Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?
Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: The Tyee
Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.
Canada's Biggest Political Scandal You Never Heard Of
Posted on: Oct 12, 2015, Source: The Tyee
Big oil, taxpayers' millions, call girls and a 'mechanic' named Bruce Carson.
One Woman's Courageous Stand Against Fracking and the World's Most Powerful Industry
Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: Greystone Books
For many, fracking is additional evidence humans are radically altering the geology of the planet.
The Earth's Battery Is Running Low
Posted on: Aug 10, 2015, Source: The Tyee
We've drained our planet's stored energy, scientists say, with no rechargeable plug in sight.
The Ten Commandments of Ebola - Where the Choices Can Be Life or Death
Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: The Tyee
An alarming new protocol in Liberian slums speak volumes about the evolving epidemic.
The Surprising Culprits in the Spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus
Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: The Tyee
The crisis has offered insights on globalization, deforestation, and the limits to institutionalized global medicine
The Soaring Price of Limes Means Trouble: Are Asian Bugs and Climate Change the Culprits?
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.
Frackers Are Setting off Swarms of Earthquakes Across the Planet
Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: The Tyee
The industry is setting off quakes from Texas to the Netherlands
Are Biofuels Really a Boondoggle? The Perils and Promise of Turning Plants into Gasoline
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?
Meet the Tar Sands Pollution Refugees
Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: The Tyee
'Gassed' by oil sands operations, families say they've been forced to evacuate.
Natural Gas Glut: Wall Street Is Driving the Shale Gas Boom Like it Did the Housing Mortgage Scandal
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.
Disaster in the Making: Grave Warnings Issued That Keystone Pipeline Is Structurally Flawed
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.
One Scientist's Easily Understood Theory Offers a Radically Different Vision for How We Think About Energy
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.
Why Our 21st Century Slave Society Can't Last
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.
The Republican Who Dared Tell the Truth About America's Looming Oil Disaster
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.
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