On Monday, US President Joe Biden approved a huge new oil drilling project in Alaska. The move has pleased some people in Alaska. But it has upset many others, who say the project will hurt the environment and slow the fight against climate change.
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As prices rise around the world - especially prices for fuel - one group is making record amounts of money: oil companies. While customers have struggled with rising prices, oil companies have made billions of dollars in profits.
News Roundup: Nigeria Explosion, Beijing Testing, & Electric Chopsticks
In today's news roundup, an explosion at an illegal oil processing factory in Nigeria kills over 100 people, Beijing, China announces plans to test 22 million people for Covid-19, and scientists in Japan invent chopsticks that make food taste saltier.
Using Oil Wells to Create Power from the Earth’s Heat
As the world tries to quit fossil fuels, there's a lot of focus on renewable energy sources like wind and solar. But one very promising source of energy comes from deep inside the Earth. And old oil wells could help greatly in developing this power.
Since early April, climate protesters have blocked roads, buildings, and oil storage areas. The protests are meant to bring attention to the climate crisis. The protests have made the news, but it's not clear if they're changing people's minds.
On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden banned oil and natural gas imported from Russia in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The UK plans a similar ban. For much of Europe, which depends heavily on fuel from Russia, a similar move isn't possible.
Energy Shortage Boosts Dirty Fuels Despite Climate Crisis
A sudden energy shortage following the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased demand for highly polluting fossil fuels. The demand comes at a time when the world's countries are trying hard to cut pollution and slow down the climate crisis.
News Roundup: Elections, Female Judges, & Potty-Trained Cows
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
News Roundup: Keystone Cancelled, BTS Meals, & Cicada Plane
In today's news roundup, the Keystone XL pipeline has been permanently cancelled, McDonald's BTS Meal is so popular in Indonesia that several restaurants had to be closed, and cicadas prevent a plane for White House reporters from taking off.
Last week was a tough one for fossil fuel businesses. Large oil producing companies in the Netherlands and the United States had some major defeats. The pattern suggests that fossil fuel companies are facing difficult times ahead.
A computer attack has forced one of the largest oil pipelines in the United States to shut down. Colonial Pipeline, which provides 45% of the gasoline and other fuels used by the US East Coast, shut down on Friday following the attack.