Shelly the Tortoise Is Here to Stop Kids From Beating Up Robots
“When a child started to beat our robot, the others were motivated to follow that child’s action, enjoying hitting the shell together.”
Mo Oil Mo Problems
Three Communities Are Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Over Rising Sea Levels
The decades-long attempt to obscure data about climate change doesn’t work in the companies’ favor.
Canada Is Dragging Its Feet on Capping Dangerous Methane Leaks
The government finally has a plan to regulate methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. It doesn’t come into effect until 2020.
Welcome to the Warped World of Valee'
The Chicago rapper gives trap a retrofuturist twist on his new mixtape '1988' and tells his story for the first time.
Shell Is Abandoning Canada’s Oilsands
Shell says it’s focused on becoming a “company of the future,” and that future apparently doesn’t include the Alberta oilsands.
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Watch This Woke Documentary Shell Made About Climate Change in 1991
And consider how it did the exact opposite of what it preached.
Crab and Shrimp Shells Could Be Used to Make Battery Parts of the Future
Scientists building new materials are looking to nature for inspiration.
How the Biggest, Most Expensive Oil Spill in History Changed Nothing at All
Why the Deepwater Horizon spill failed to inspire reform.
The Viral-Ready Occupation of Shell's Arctic Oil Rig
Greenpeace's latest viral stunt is like a real-life action flick. We chat with one of the activists who scaled the rig.
Welcome back to Hot Links, our food column dedicated to showcasing the overlooked culinary wonders of YouTube. Here are six mind-bending cannoli videos that will forever alter your perspective of the dessert for the rest of your lifetime.
But Can It Weather Storms? And Other Questions About the World's New Largest Vessel
Shell's new floating natural gas field is called the "Prelude"—but to what? We don't know.