Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage
About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
Returning Home: Life Beside the Burning Oil Fields
As ISIS has been pushed out of large areas of Iraq people have begun returning home to rebuild their lives and reclaim their communities.
Islamic State Tightens Grip on Qaddafi’s Hometown After Failed Uprising
Reports of beheadings and bodies strung up on poles have emerged following an attempted rebellion against Islamic State militants in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Blood and Oil: Displaced Yazidi Refugees Making a Dangerous Living in Northern Iraq
Sebastian Meyer profiles a family of displaced Yazidis refugees in northern Iraq who make a potentially lethal living running a small oil refinery.
Video Shows Islamic State Attacking Iraqi Refinery — But Their Oil Money Might be Running Dry
The assault on a major refinery in the northern city of Baiji comes after reports claiming the Islamic State has abandoned three major oil fields elsewhere in Iraq.
Nine Foreign Workers Kidnapped by Islamic State Loyalists in Libya
Loyalists to the self-Islamic State reportedly beheaded eight security guards and kidnapped nine workers from the Philippines, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bangladesh, and Ghana.
The Isolated Lives of North Dakota's Gay Oil Field Workers
Though attitudes are slowly shifting in the conservative state, gay men who come for lucrative work in the booming Bakken shale formation often feel pressured to keep their identities hidden.
Friday Night in the Bakken Oilfield
"We get drunk and think about how Williston used to be, then go home and dream about how it could be."
US Airstrikes Target the Islamic State's Seized Syrian Oilfields
A US-led coalition continued a wave of attacks against the profitable oil resources controlled by the Islamic State in Syria.
Kurdish Forces Prepare to Counterattack the Islamic State
With the help of Iraqi airpower, the peshmerga are hoping to retake territory they lost to the Islamic State over the weekend.
Kurds Have Seized Oil Fields in Northern Iraq
Kurds seized two major oil fields near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk this morning, as they seemingly move further toward independence.
Hanging Out with the Rebels Who Have Seized Control of Libya's Oil Fields
My driver was the personal chauffeur of the leader of Libya’s federalist rebels, Ibrahim al-Jathran. As a reward for his good work in the uprising against Gaddafi, Jathran was put in charge of protecting the country's oil facilities. Instead of...