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In what has been seen as a key victory for environmentalists, President Obama has vetoed a controversial Canada-to-USA oil pipeline, citing issues related to ‘security, safety and [the] environment’
Norway and Russia, both oil-exporting countries, are likely to experience two very different outcomes from the slump in oil prices

How to smuggle oil

At its high point, ISIL was estimated to be making $2million per day smuggling oil. Geographical looks at how to smuggle a vital resource

Africa’s uranium legacy

Africa produces around 18 per cent of the world’s uranium, and there are plans to open new mines across the continent. But the industry has a chequered record with old mines
The international allocation of $9.3billion to the the Green Climate Fund highlights the scale of the problem being caused globally by energy production and consumption

Frackers move in on London

London could be the new Dallas, if an energy company’s plans to frack in the capital go ahead

A heated debate

Iceland has long been famous for its spectacular volcanism, but recent developments in the country’s geothermal power industry have generated a new mid-Atlantic rift
Lignite, or brown coal, has powered the Greek economy for more than 60 years but also led to health and environmental problems. Nikolia Apostolou assesses the impact of plans to privatise the country’s mining industry
A new study has found a clear link between earthquake activity and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a small town in Ohio

When the wind blows

With 1,200 wind turbines due to be built in the UK this year, Mark Rowe explores the continuing controversy surrounding wind power and discusses the extent to which it can supply our future energy needs

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