Oil

Blobs of Exxon-Valdez Oil Are Still Fresh on Alaska's Beaches

Pockets of oil lurking under boulders look as if they had just spilled 11 days ago.

Visit a Crumbling, Soviet-Era Floating 'Oil City'

Despite broken bridges and submerged apartments, the Neft Dashlari oil platform remains inhabited to this day.

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The New Geography of Jobs: Smart Policies Are Good, but Oil Is Better

How Texas and North Dakota won the recovery.

Amy Sullivan

Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Next Boom Town?

Mayor Mike Huether wants you to know that North Dakota isn't the only state boasting low unemployment and a growing population.

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How Houston Became the Most Powerful Job Engine in the Country

The secret sauce of the city's success might come down to history, and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

Patrick Jean

An Animated Allegory of the American City's Oil Addiction

Sometimes you just need a Google Maps monster to fully convey the state of auto-dependency in America.

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Will America's Oil Boom Save Its Manufacturing Sector?

It may actually make it sicker.

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Walkable Urbanism as Foreign Policy

The rise of suburbia helped America win the Cold War. Could urbanism do the same today in a world of changing threats?

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

Katrin Spranger

Jewelry Inspired By the Looming Oil Crisis

When oil becomes as valuable as gold, will we wear it like gold?

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Hold on Tom Friedman … Resource-Rich Places Can Be Smart, Too

What the New York Times columnist got wrong in his recent look at the relationship between natural resources and knowledge-based development.