Tons of BP Oil Is Still on the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A shell stained by oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Robin Loznak/ZUMA

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

A house in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy is still abandoned nearly two years after the storm. Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMA

As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

Walmart Is the Biggest Corporate Solar User. Why Are Its Owners Funding Groups That Oppose Solar?

Solar panels adorn the roof of a Walmart store in Arizona. Walmart/Flickr

The Waltons have given $4.5 million to anti-clean-energy groups over the last four years.

The Gulf Is Still So Far From Recovering. Just Ask This Oyster Farmer.

John Tesvich slices open oysters on the deck of his boat, the "Croatian Pride". Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

Gulf coast ecosystems were supposed to rebound after the BP oil spill. They haven’t.

Bribes, Favors, and a Billion-Dollar Yacht: Inside the Crazy World of the Men Who Do Oil Companies’ Dirty Work

Men walk past an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria, one of the countries where US companies rely on fixers to arrange deals. Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

Journalist Ken Silverstein gained unprecedented access to a hyper-reclusive cabal of powerful billionaires.

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