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Geopolitical Peak Oil: Has Unconventional Oil Production Peaked?

Geopolitical Peak Oil: Has Unconventional Oil Production Peaked?

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

Peak oil is a myth; at least the chance of achieving peak oil any time soon is. It has been well documented that we have vast reserves of hydrocarbons buried…

Growing Unemployment and Civil Unrest - The Real Picture in Iran

Growing Unemployment and Civil Unrest - The Real Picture in Iran

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:36 | Charles Kennedy

“Business is drying up, industry is collapsing. There's zero investment. I know. I see it with my own eyes.” The words of a wealthy Iranian business man on the state…

Russia's Giant Diamond Mine Could Collapse the Global Diamond Market

Russia's Giant Diamond Mine Could Collapse the Global Diamond Market

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:35 | Joao Peixe

Russia has been the world’s largest diamond producer for the past 3 years. Its diamond mines in Yakutia produce massive profits in a tightly controlled market. However it has just…

Offshore Oil Discoveries Could Lead Ireland out of Economic Woe

Offshore Oil Discoveries Could Lead Ireland out of Economic Woe

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:34 | James Burgess

The world runs on oil and gas, and despite the effort of environmentalists to push for a transition to greener energy sources, it will do so for a long time…

Saudi Arabia Promise More Oil to Drive Global Prices Down

Saudi Arabia Promise More Oil to Drive Global Prices Down

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:33 | Editorial Dept

Saudi Arabia has offered ... extra oil supplies through the end of the year, a sign the world’s largest exporter is worried about the impact of rising prices on the…

The US Continues to Suffer for its Lack of a Water Policy

The US Continues to Suffer for its Lack of a Water Policy

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:32 | Charles Kennedy

The US is experiencing its worst drought in over 50 years. It highlights the glaring problems that plague the US water supply and will only get worse as the years…

Could Plans to Build Nine Mega Coal Mines in Queensland Doom the Climate?

Could Plans to Build Nine Mega Coal Mines in Queensland Doom the Climate?

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:23 | Charles Kennedy

The Australian state of Queensland could become the seventh largest contributor of greenhouse gases on the planet, behind only China, the USA, India, Russia, Japan, and Germany, if plans to…

Boeing Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Aircraft

Boeing Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Aircraft

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:22 | Joao Peixe

Boeing has spent 45 days in Glasgow, Scotland, testing its next-generation 737-800 ecoDemonstrator aircraft. The airplane uses a range of technologies designed to increase its fuel efficiency and reduce noise…

ESA Plans to Use Nuclear Waste Batteries to Power Deep Space Exploration

ESA Plans to Use Nuclear Waste Batteries to Power Deep Space Exploration

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:21 | James Burgess

The US used nuclear waste to power their Voyager probes, launched in the 1970s; the Cassini-Huygens probe, launched in 1997; and just recently the Mars Curiosity rover.The idea…

China Set to Double 2015 Solar Target to More Than 40GW

China Set to Double 2015 Solar Target to More Than 40GW

Sep 18, 2012 at 17:20 | Joao Peixe

In attempts to reduce the oversupply of cheap solar panels on the market, as well as provide itself with cheap, clean, renewable energy, China is installing huge numbers of solar…


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