A general view of Mes Aynak valley is seen some 25 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2022. Buildings on top are offices of Chinese mining company MCC that won the contract to exploit the world's second-largest copper mine.

A Chinese company strikes a deal with the Taliban to extract oil from Afghanistan


Beijing signs onto a deal with the Taliban to extract oil from the north of Afghanistan. ​Graeme Smith, a senior consultant for the International Crisis Group, discusses the implications of the agreement with The World’s host Carol Hills.

After the discovery of commercial quantities of oil in 2006, Hoima, Uganda, is being referred to as “Oil City,” Hoima, Uganda, November 2022.

Why African countries like Uganda are investing in fossil fuels

A train passes by Republika Power Plant in town of Pernik, Bulgaria, April 21, 2022. The only nuclear power plant, generating over a third of Bulgaria’s electricity, runs on uranium from Russia.

EU proposes oil ban after bloc’s largest economy drops opposition

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the 'Nord Stream 2' gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, northern Germany

The invasion in Ukraine could mean less reliance on energy from Russia, analyst says

People ride their bicycles at the marina port in Oslo, Norway

Norway has one of the world’s most ambitious climate change targets. But it’s also a major oil producer and exporter.

An unidentified man walks along oil pipelines belonging to Agip Oil company in Obrikom, Nigeria, Monday, March 6, 2006. 

West African villagers take on an American oil giant in a new novel by Imbolo Mbue


“How Beautiful We Were” tells the fictional story of West African villagers who stand up to an imagined American oil company that is poisoning their land and water. 

Activists stand behind a large banner

Ugandan farmers take on French oil giant in game changer case for multinationals


This duty of vigilance lawsuit could reshape the way European corporations do business around the world.

An oil tanker is shown from above with a red deck and being sprayed by water by a second, adjacent boat.

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to US sanctions

Conflict & Justice

Iran’s military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. But experts suggest that if Iran were involved, it would represent a calibrated yet risky pushback to the US.

Jayden Lookinghorse, riding his horse, stands on top of a hill on the Cheyenne River Reservation South Dakota.

Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline

Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year ago are carrying on their fight in federal court.

Bits of icebergs can be seen that have broken off the Sawyer Glacier in Alaska, where the effects of climate change are being felt at a higher rate than the Lower 48.

Alaskan youth sue state government for lack of action against climate change


You would be hard-pressed to find another part of the world more immediately affected by climate change than Alaska. Now, a group of young people from Alaska are suing their state’s government to to try to get a court order for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.