Scientists Found a Hidden 'Jurassic World' Buried Underneath Australia

The subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed some 180 million years ago were detected under a major petroleum hotspot.
Becky Ferreira
climate change

Philadelphia's Oil Refinery Explosion Is America’s Third Major Dirty Fuel Facility Fire in 6 Months

The “largest refining complex on the Eastern seaboard” exploded this morning at 4 a.m. A New York Con Ed facility and a Texas petrochemical facility have also experienced major fires in the past six months.
Caroline Haskins
climate change

A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate

A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
Kaleigh Rogers

8,000 Barrels of Oil Spill Into the Amazon After Locals Attack Pipeline

There have been 15 attacks on the major Peruvian pipeline in the last two years as indigenous communities faceoff against oil companies.
Daniel Oberhaus
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Oil Industry Spent Millions to Kill an Anti-Pollution Measure

BP America, Chevron USA, and the Koch brothers were among those who spent $31 million to defeat the ballot initiative.
VICE Staff
energy politics

Judge halts construction of Keystone XL pipeline

A Montana judge blocked Trump's presidential permit, saying the environmental analysis fell short of a ‘hard look.’
Hilary Beaumont

Big Oil Defeats a Carbon Fee By Arguing It Doesn't Go Far Enough

It would have been the first carbon fee enacted in the US. Oil lobbyists fought it by making a novel, hypocritical argument, and it worked.
Caroline Haskins
Asking for a friend

This Is Why Popping Your Pimples Feels So Satisfying

You know you’re not supposed to pick at acne but honestly, it's just so soothing—until you look in the mirror and see the same zit back with a vengeance next morning.
Elizabeth Brown
Make this

21 Weed Edible Recipes that Are Way Better Than 'Special Brownies'

You deserve better than a limp joint and leftover pad Thai eaten by the light of the fridge.
Munchies Staff
Keystone XL

The Keystone Pipeline oil spill was nearly twice as big as TransCanada said

Over 400,000 gallons according to a federal investigation of the spill in South Dakota farmland.
Sarah Sax
Russian sanctions

Trump just hit Russian oligarchs with the most aggressive sanctions yet

The mega-wealthy oligarchs are seen as close to the Kremlin but not actually members of President Vladimir Putin’s government.
Greg Walters
Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt kicked back with conservative media after day of rough headlines

The embattled EPA chief knows where to turn when he wants some friendly press.
Alex Lubben