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Suicidal Tendencies: How Saudi Arabia Could Kill the COP21 Negotiations in Paris.

How does a country negotiate its own perceived demise?

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Oceans Are Not On the Table At Climate Negotiations in Paris.

Sylvia Earle wants you to take a long, hard look at whale poop, and ask, "Why aren't oceans being discussed at COP21?"

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At COP21, Victims of Paris Attack Mobilize for Climate Action.

“We all knew someone, or know someone who knew someone,” directly harmed in the attacks,” says Lola Sigogneau of the French climate organization Alternatiba. “But the same is true for all of Paris.”

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From North Dakota to Paris with Love.

Lessons for the COP21 climate talks from the heart of the fracking boom in the United States.

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Shell Is Reeling After Pulling Out of the Arctic.

The oil giant’s increasingly bad reputation at the hands of a growing global protest movement led it to give up on Arctic ambitions.

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BP 'Got Off Cheaply' With $18.7 Billion Settlement.

BP had already estimated economic damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster at some $43 billion.

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Meet the Rappers and 'Kayaktivists' Out to Stop Shell's Giant Oil Rig.

Female musicians and Native activists recently led two days of protests against Shell's Arctic drilling plans.

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30 Million Gallons Under the Sea.

Following the trail of BP's oil from a submarine under the Gulf of Mexico.

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10 Reasons Why BP Got Off and Offshore Oil Drilling Just Got More Dangerous.

Recent rulings in the civil trial against the oil giant are deeply misguided and will result not only in lower fines, but also that no meaningful regulatory changes are implemented to reduce the likelihood of another similar disaster.

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Oil Refineries Need to Heed Concerns, Implement Safety Improvements.

The ExxonMobil Torrance refinery explosion was just the latest reminder of the very real dangers petroleum refineries and terminals pose for their workers, their neighbors, the air we breathe and the climate we share.

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Time to Cancel Exxon's Government Contracts.

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Why Oil Drilling in Ecuador is 'Ticking Time Bomb' For Planet

The age of "easy oil" is over. What is left is in places like Yasuni, previously deemed too sensitive, valuable, or risky to drill. The stakes for doing so, however, are rising. It is time we all act to leave our oil in the soil.

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Exxon's Gay Shame.

"What's Wrong With Exxon?" In 2012, and again in 2013, HRC gave Exxon Mobil a negative 25 out of 100 possible points on its annual Corporate Equality Index. Here's why.

Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Article 2013.

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Big Oil's Big Lies About Alternatives.

Rolling Stone-- As President Obama calls for greater investments in alternatives, the biggest energy companies are doubling down on riskier, more destructive oil sources.

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Light, Sweet, Crude: a former US ambassador peddles influence in Afghanistan.

Antonia reports from Afghanistan on oil, war, and the people who profit.

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Why the Iraq War was Fought for Big Oil.

(CNN) -- Yes, the Iraq War was a war for oil, and it was a war with winners: Big Oil.

It has been 10 years since Operation Iraqi Freedom's bombs first landed in Baghdad. And while most of the U.S.-led coalition forces have long since gone, Western oil companies are only getting started.

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The New War for Afghanistan's Untapped Oil.

Antonia reports back from Afghanistan on the surge in Taliban violence fueled by oil and gas.

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LA Times Op Ed: Chevron's Refinery, Richmond's Peril.

Chevron's massive California refinery fire is symptom of national oil refinery hazards.

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Two Year's Later: BP's Toxic Legacy, Cover Article.

Antonia's investigation into the ongoing health crisis in the Gulf two years after the start of the BP oil spill.

Chosen as the Atlantic Wire's first of the "Five Best Green Stories."

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Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.
A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the Gulf.

"Masterfully reported." -- Ms. Magazine

"Both engaging and informative." -- Mother Jones

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, chemical dispersants, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as “before” and “after” the Gulf oil disaster. Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners that put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated.

“We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories—of loss, heroism, and culpability—are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future.”

--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

 “Black Tide is extremely well researched, reasoned and written. The story of the Macondo well disaster has important ramifications for our future. Antonia Juhasz helps us understand what this disaster can mean to present and future generations.”

--Dr. Robert Bea, Deepwater Horizon Study Group

 "It's hard to imagine a better person to turn loose on this epochal disaster than Antonia Juhasz, with her compassionate heart, vivid prose, and rich expertise in both oil and economic policy. Black Tide covers everything from the details of the oil-smeared beaches and the drilling rig's control room to the big picture of the mega oil corporations and the governments they push around, but it's not just a book about disaster: it's a series of encounters with real people, from oceanographers to oyster shuckers, striving to make things right. Juhasz tells this story as no one else could. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and incredibly important to understand the places, politics, and people who survived the Gulf oil disaster."

--Rebecca Solint, author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.

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