Andrew Nikiforuk

Why Oil Is the Glue That Bonds Trump and Putin

Oil has fueled a bully bromance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Although this revolutionary union possesses a terrifying petro logic, it promises to be as volatile and tragic as any shotgun marriage. The relationship is, as Trump might well tweet, “unpresidented.”

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Is There a Link Between the End of Economic Growth and the Rise of Trump?

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.”
—Albert Camus

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Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

[Editor's note: This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at]

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Canada's Biggest Political Scandal You Never Heard Of

It's probably the biggest political scandal you've never heard of. 

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The Earth's Battery Is Running Low

In the quiet of summer, a couple of U.S. scientists argued in the pages of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that modern civilization has drained the Earth -- an ancient battery of stored chemical energy -- to a dangerous low.

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The Ten Commandments of Ebola - Where the Choices Can Be Life or Death

In the slums of Monrovia, where the Ebola virus has spun out of control, health authorities have now provided citizens with a new version of the 10 commandments.

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The Surprising Culprits in the Spread of the Deadly Ebola Virus

Just after Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the ebola outbreak "completely out of control," the government of Sierra Leone ordered its citizens to stay indoors for three days.

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The Soaring Price of Limes Means Trouble: Are Asian Bugs and Climate Change the Culprits?

If you ever need a reminder how fragile and unpredictable globalization has made the world's food supply, just consider the humble lime.

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Frackers Are Setting off Swarms of Earthquakes Across the Planet

The locals call it "incoming," and some compare the violence of the tremors to living in a war zone.

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