Texas is home to the Houston Ship Channel, one of the world’s busiest maritime waterways. It’s also home to the nation’s largest oil refining and petrochemical complex. What would happen to the area if a big hurricane hit?
Oil and Mining
The environmental legacy of oil and mining booms across the U.S. and around the world
Another look at the perilous price of American energy
On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States. We’ll revisit how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production and examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.
Watch: ‘North by Inferno’ examines worker deaths in Bakken oil fields
As part of our ongoing efforts to find new ways to distribute the essence of Reveal’s investigative content, we created a play called “North by Inferno” that is based on the events in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields.
Luxembourg lines up to mine in outer space
Luxembourg is pioneering a new frontier: asteroid mining. The tiny European nation recently announced that it will invest in research and development related to space mining and also directly in space mining companies, the Guardian reported.
Curl up with Reveal’s top #longreads from 2015
Check out five pieces of our best long-form writing from 2015, as selected by Reveal’s staff.
Mining and energy sectors pummeled as commodities plummet
After three years of record American oil production, a gloomier reality is taking hold in the energy and mining sectors as commodity prices slip.
Quakes near key Oklahoma oil depot draw regulator attention
Oklahoma’s earthquakes are threatening a strategic crude oil storage depot, and the state’s regulators are shutting down some disposal wells in response. That’s the latest in a string of developments as Oklahoma tries to slow down an explosion of earthquakes that seismologists blame on the injection of wastewater from oil exploration.
Post Script: Curious stories of the unexpected
Post Script is an original video series that unravels how some of mankind’s brightest ideas wound up taking an abrupt turn from their original design. Each bite-sized episode combines nuanced reporting with visually experimental short-form storytelling.
John Oliver tells North Dakotans to ‘be angry’ over oil worker deaths
It’s time for North Dakotans “be angry” at major oil companies that dodge accountability for workers’ deaths and toxic spills, John Oliver said on his HBO news satire show.
North Dakota lawmakers are crafting bills to improve oil worker safety
North Dakota state Rep. Joshua Boschee and state Sen. George Sinner announced plans for legislation that would enact tougher workplace safety standards and hold major oil companies accountable for oil field worker injuries and deaths.