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Special Sections: North Sea Fields Flag, Denting Prospects for Scottish Independence
Pummeled by the price of oil and sliding production, the North Sea fields cannot be counted on to provide an economic lift to Scottish independence hopes.... More >>

How Eni Bet Big and Won Big on Natural Gas off Egypt
Claudio Descalzi, the chief executive, backed geologists’ hunches with computing muscle and money, and his “revolution” produced a massive discovery.... More >>

After Lean Years, Big Oil May Emerge Stronger Than Ever
The biggest oil producers are proving surprisingly adept at pumping profits, and oil, out of the ground.... More >>

Global Governments, Loath to Change, Are Wasting Oil With Subsidies
From South America to the Middle East, leaders are clinging to energy subsidies that negatively impact the environment, despite an economic rebound and cheap oil.... More >>

Not Everyone’s So Sure Low Oil Prices Will Stay Put
While Goldman Sachs foresees oil remaining flat through most of 2017, some experts think the market has become overly complacent in its outlook.... More >>

As China Shifts From Exporter to Importer, Fortunes Change
The country’s energy sector has gone through a major reshaping, perhaps nowhere more so than in the city of Daqing, home to China’s biggest oil field.... More >>

How the Chemical Industry Joined the Fight Against Climate Change
In the move away from a profitable chemical used for air-conditioning, companies were driven less by idealism than by intense competition.... More >>

Magnate’s Twin Goals: Fighting Climate Change and Electing Donald Trump
Andrew Sabin, who made a fortune recycling precious metals, is a political paradox, throwing his wallet behind climate change initiatives and the Republican nominee.... More >>

Secrets of the Kingdom: Saudi Arabia, Where Even Milk Depends on Oil, Struggles to Remake Its Economy
Low crude prices and the war in Yemen have sent a shock through the kingdom’s budget and forced it to revise its social contract even as it seeks to diversify its businesses.... More >>

Infiniti’s VC-Turbo S.U.V.: A ‘Leap Ahead’ in Efficiency
Technology displayed in Paris would make it possible for a production-ready vehicle to vary the compression ratio in the engine’s combustion chambers while the car is being driven.... More >>

Vermont Wind Project Needs Support, So Company Offers to Pay Voters
As two towns near a vote on a proposed wind power development, the company asked residents what they needed. The answer: Write checks.... More >>

Climate Change Blamed for Half of Increased Forest Fire Danger
A study found that human-caused warming was responsible for 55 percent of the rise in the dryness of the landscape in the western United States.... More >>

Ranchers Tote Guns as Tribes Dig In for Long Pipeline Fight
As dozens more protesters were arrested, Native Americans in North Dakota prepared for a long fight over the Dakota Access pipeline.... More >>

Libya Starts Expanding Oil Exports — for Now, at Least
A militia has allowed Libya’s National Oil Company to export through ports it controls. The increase in production, however, could offset much of the cuts planned by OPEC.... More >>

Over 190 Countries Adopt Plan to Offset Air Travel Emissions
The measure takes effect in 2021 and will reduce the climate impact of international jet travel. The first six years will be voluntary.... More >>

Oil Glut? Here Comes Some More!
Oil finds in Texas and Alaska come at a time when the industry is struggling with low prices and faces pressure to leave hydrocarbons in the ground.... More >>

Dot Earth Blog: Climate Silence Goes Way Beyond Debate Moderators
Do the moderators of the presidential debates deserve scorn for leaving out climate change?... More >>

Dot Earth Blog: Can Humans Go From Unintended Global Warming to Climate By Design?
Analysts of geoengineering challenge the inevitability of millenniums of warming.... More >>

Dot Earth Blog: Today’s Climate Progress and Tomorrow’s Climate Challenges
While there’s diplomatic momentum on addressing climate change, analysts warn of a big reality gap if the hope is actually stopping global warming.... More >>

Where should you live to escape climate change? Welcome to Boise!
Bets for avoiding the worst droughts, wildfires and floods also include Portland, Me., San Francisco, Detroit and — surprise — New York City.... More >>

The Secret Life of Krill
Scientists are trying to learn what melting sea ice means for the pinkish, feathery-limbed crustacean that sustains penguins, sea birds and whales.... More >>

Trilobites: Robotic Mussels Track Rising Temperatures for Climate Research
Brian Helmuth, the marine scientist who devised them about 18 years ago, says they are an example of “biomimicry,” a relatively new field.... More >>

Books of The Times: Review: Albert Murray’s Symphonic Elegance Sings in a New Anthology
“Collected Essays & Memoirs” gathers writing from this great cultural critic, who was as fluent with literature as he was with jazz and the blues.... More >>

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Arab of the Future 2,’ Back to Syria in 1984
This second volume of the cartoonist Riad Sattouf’s graphic memoir returns to the small village where he and his family lived when he was a boy.... More >>

By the Book: Gretchen Rubin: By the Book
The author of “The Happiness Project” says she “can’t bear any book with the theme of unjust accusation — no ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ or ‘Othello’ for me.”... More >>

The Trucks That Intentionally Spew Smoke
Coal rollers alter their diesel trucks so they put out thick black smoke, sometimes in the direction of joggers, cyclists and hybrid cars.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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