US airstrikes, which helped Kurdish peshmerga take back at least part of Mosul Dam over the weekend, are fueling speculation that oil motivated US involvement in Iraq. But the facts point otherwise. Also: Libya continues its reintegration into global oil markets; if the GOP captures the Senate, the US shale boom would likely accelerate. Catch up on the week in global energy with Recharge.
Tiger selfies are now illegal in New York after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law this week banning the practice of taking photos with a tiger, lion, or other big cat. The tiger selfies are popular on online dating sites but denounced by some who say they are dangerous for both the tigers and the people taking the photos.