natural resources


Duterte talks up war with China over oil and gas. Here's why it's not a great idea.

“The president has declared that if anyone gets the natural resources in the West Philippine Sea-South China Sea, he will go to war.”


The US Is Paying Big Oil to Keep Fossil Fuels Profitable

Subsidies are keeping “zombie energy” alive.


Trump’s Transition Team Asked NASA About Surveying the Moon for Valuable Resources

Internal communications between NASA and Trump's transition team, obtained by a Motherboard FOIA, show the new administration is also interested in how the agency's research helps private industry.


We Need to Regulate the Seabed Before Mining Companies Destroy It

Commercial activity on the bottom of the ocean may destroy ecosystems we don’t even know exist.


The Abandoned Industry Towns Threatening British Columbia's Natural Resources

On an all new episode of 'ABANDONED,' Rick heads to BC's northern coast to visit what remains of the region's industry towns.


Massive Global Investors Group Says We Need to Stop Eating So Much Meat

FAIRR, the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return, is an investment initiative made up of 40 different groups with more than $1 trillion in assets under their management.


Humans Have Used All the Earth’s Resources for the Year

By 2030, we'll need more than two Earths to support our natural resource needs.


China Wants to Build a Deep Sea 'Space Station'

China's plans to claim sovereignty over the South China Sea just got a whole lot deeper.


Sand: It's As Precious As Oil — And Its Extraction Is Destroying the World's Coasts and Rivers

Sand and gravel are the most-used natural resource after water — and the world consumes annually twice the amount of sediment carried by all the Earth's rivers.


The US Wants to Make Oil, Gas, and Mining Companies More Transparent About Their Deals

The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules that will require companies to disclose how much they pay for the right to drill and mine for resources around the world.


'Obnoxious' Protesters Will Not Make Guatemalan Gold Mine Go Away, CEO Says

For Dan Kappes, CEO of the US mining firm at the center of a struggle over a gold mine in Guatemala, the peaceful resistance group La Puya is "obnoxious" and "manipulated" by outsiders. La Puya has fought against the mine since 2012.


The Eclipse May Have Been Crappy but What It Told Us About Our Future Is Great

Today, a solar eclipse had a slight chance of fucking up the UK power grid—and that's a really great thing because it means that we're slowly starting to wean ourselves off oil.