Heatwaves have gripped the world this year, causing wildfires in California, killing over a hundred people in Japan and causing temperatures in Siberia to rise as much as 20°C above average.
The number of climate change-related lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies has boomed over the last few years.
Battery technology is set to take centre stage in Britain’s energy future, with business secretary Greg Clark announcing a £246m investment and policy reforms to ensure a more flexible and secure UK energy system earlier this week.
As urbanisation increases so does the demand for sand in construction, making it the most mined resource on earth.
The revival of the US coal mining sector is a strong focus of the Trump administration, but critics are questioning whether that is possible in current market conditions.
Illegal amber mining is flourishing in Russia and Ukraine, but as local gangs take advantage of the bountiful stone, the environment is quickly being destroyed.
Until recently Mexico’s oil and gas sector has been state owned.
US president Donald Trump looks set to follow through with his campaign policy to build a wall between the US and Mexico, a border which spans roughly 2000 miles.
Today British prime minister Theresa May will become the first foreign leader to meet with US president Donald Trump since his inauguration last week.