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.

This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine

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Despite its success with renewable energy, Germany is still struggling to kick its dirtiest habit.

Germany’s Key to Clean Energy Is…This Coal Mine?

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A German engineer wants to turn an old mine, half a mile underground, into a giant battery.

Carbon Farming: It’s a Nice Theory, but Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

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A 24-year-old conservation cropping experiment in rural Australia has become a test case for capturing carbon.

MAP: Global Flood Damage Could Exceed $1 Trillion Annually by 2050

Pedaling through sodden streets after Typhoon Nanmadol pounded eastern China in 2011. ChinaFotoPress/ZUMAPress

Find out which cities are most at risk.

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