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WHO Says Air We Breathe is Carcinogenic

WHO Says Air We Breathe is Carcinogenic

Oct 25, 2013 at 17:44 | Charles Kennedy

The cancer agency of the World Health Organization—the same organization that got Americans to quit smoking--says in a new, dramatic study that the air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing…

China’s Insatiable Hunger for Energy Resources

China’s Insatiable Hunger for Energy Resources

Oct 23, 2013 at 17:03 | John Daly

Largely below the media radar, China has intensified its global search for energy supplies to secure its dynamic economy. Given the difficulties in increasing domestic output to underwrite the…

US Energy Independence: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

US Energy Independence: The Numbers Don’t Add Up

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:46 | Kurt Cobb

Energy independence sounds good, and that's why politicians and oil company executives love to say the words. It's so easy to say, but oh so hard to actually accomplish, which…

Mapping Mangroves for Our Carbon Future

Mapping Mangroves for Our Carbon Future

Oct 22, 2013 at 16:41 | Charles Kennedy

A new study of 35 countries maps out the amount of carbon stored by mangrove ecosystems in various parts of the world in hopes of learning from the mangrove’s elusive…

Another Canadian Oil Train Derailment Punctuates Crude Transportation Debate

Another Canadian Oil Train Derailment Punctuates Crude Transportation Debate

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:33 | Rory Johnston

At approximately 1:00AM Saturday morning, a train carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas derailed and exploded outside of Gainford, Alberta, about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton. The 134-car freight…

China Gets Access to Siberian Oilfields

China Gets Access to Siberian Oilfields

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:26 | John Daly

On 18 October state-owned Russian oil firm Rosneft signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., a significant arrangement that gives China its first direct access to…

The Declining State of the UK Energy Sector

The Declining State of the UK Energy Sector

Oct 21, 2013 at 17:12 | Dave Summers

Today the British Government are announcing the construction of the first new nuclear-powered electricity generating station in 20-years. The new plant, which will replace plants that will close will…

Pipeline Companies Struggle Against Rising Competition from Rail

Pipeline Companies Struggle Against Rising Competition from Rail

Oct 18, 2013 at 17:28 | James Burgess

Despite the fact that new, stricter regulations on the transport of hazardous materials by rail, introduced following the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil through Quebec in…

Exploring the Real Reasons Behind the Current Economic and Energy Crisis

Exploring the Real Reasons Behind the Current Economic and Energy Crisis

Oct 17, 2013 at 16:52 | Gail Tverberg

As the US heads toward debt default and continues with government shutdown, the underlying reason for the predicament is generally not clear to the American people or the world. The…

Ex-Halliburton Manager Faces Jail for Destroying Deepwater Horizon Evidence

Ex-Halliburton Manager Faces Jail for Destroying Deepwater Horizon Evidence

Oct 16, 2013 at 17:03 | Climate Progress

Anthony Badalamenti, a 62-year old former Halliburton manager, pleaded guilty yesterday to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. He’s charged with one misdemeanor count, and…

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