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How a Small Town in North Dakota Became One of America’s ‘Truly Elite’ Oil Fields

Thanks in part to Williston, North Dakota, the United States surpassed Saudi Arabia in total oil and gas production, making the nation the number one consumer and producer of fossil fuels. 

by Laura Gottesdiener

How Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gases became Guangzhou’s problem.
Posted Oct 8 2014 - 2:53pm
The petrochemical industry is devastating the state, but no candidates dare take it on.
Posted Oct 1 2014 - 1:59pm
What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?
Posted Sep 16 2014 - 5:34pm


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Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York and cities around the world on Sunday, but the fight for climate justice is only beginning.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Hear from some of the activists who made up the massive crowd at the largest environmental justice demonstration in history. 

Oil rig

Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?