Fracking and other new technologies resulting in a lot of towns becoming suddenly wealthy, but as oil and gas prices fell, those industries suddenly dried up.
Jun 15, 2016
The classroom is nothing but a petri dish of humiliation and shame.
Not surprisingly, Calgary and Montreal have very different answers to the question, "What is our most important natural resource?"
Men are falling behind in one Canadian oil town and, not surprisingly, they aren't handling it well.
We hung out with some British eco-warriors as they shut down a Manchester power station.
The reversal of the crude oil export ban is great news for oil and gas producers who've been hit hard by lower and lower prices for their goods in recent years. Unfortunately, it's terrible news for the rest of us.
VICE traveled to some of the most isolated drilling sites in Quebec to spend time with locals and find out how promises of gas and glory are affecting the tiny, hunting-based community in Anticosti.
He wants to give you a guilt trip every time you pull up to the pump.
Gas stations are a microcosm of American culture—everyone goes to them, rich or poor, young or old. Working behind the counter means seeing a slice of life pass through the doors each day.
In post-communist Romania, grilling in the middle of nowhere means you can afford the gas, prime meat, and time to do it.
Australian Defence Force personnel will today begin a training exercise with the United States and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
Plans for oil and gas exploration are a death sentence for the world's smallest and rarest dolphin.
So far there's no conclusive proof, but fracking has been connected to earthquakes in other places, and British Columbia is already cracking down.
The people of Rossport didn't want gas extraction to start near their homes, but their resistance was met by a harsh crackdown from the cops.
Celebrities, activists, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy are calling out the Canadian government for being in the pocket of the oil industry.
The hotel where the cartoon animal lovers were staying had to be evacuated early Sunday morning after chlorine gas was found to be floating through the air.
Fuel in Colombia costs twice what it does in Venezuela. This has created a booming black market.
You barely need a pulse to get a seismic job, as long as you are physically capable of the work. That's why it's a haven for ex-cons, high school drop-outs, and guys looking for the fastest way to clock enough full-time hours to claim employment benefits…
I met a Huli shaman who introduced me to his dead father, talked shit about ExxonMobil's massive new gas pipeline, and tried to sell me a bong at his gift shop. Then I met the local governor to talk about his people's "Resource Curse."
Southern California is hatching a plan to restructure the way all of America pays taxes for using gas, essentially reframing the whole thing as a tax on use of roads rather than gas.
The Arctic contains vast amounts of iron, ore, nickel, gold, and diamond and untapped oil and gas deposits. With climate changes opening up a new avenues for resource exploitation, the battle between Canada and Russia for arctic dominance is intensifying…
In 1971, a gas-extracting rig collapsed, forming a huge crater in the middle of Turkmenistan's Karakum Desert. Soviet petrochemical engineers, in all their wisdom, set the crater on fire, expecting the gas to eventually burn off. More than 40 years later,…
The NZ government doesn't care what you think about drilling.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben is like Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln if Honest Abe shaved. A tall man with a soft voice, Bill knows how to incite passion in a crowd. In the last three and a half years, Bill has used these crowd-rousing skills t…