John Vidal, The Guardian, 29 April 2013
The concentration of carbon in the atmosphere over the next few days is expected to hit record levels
By Greg Palast, GregPalast.com, Mar 5 2013
For BBC Television, Palast met several times with Hugo Chàvez, who passed away today.
As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez, my foundation, The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering the film, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, as a FREE download. Based on my several meetings with Chavez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, filmed for BBC Television. DVDs also available.
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Venezuelan President Chavez once asked me why the US elite wanted to kill him. My dear Hugo: It's the oil. And it's the Koch Brothers – and it's the ketchup.
The Associated Press, Globe and Mail, Mar. 05 2013
CARACAS, Venezuela —Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lost his battle with cancer Tuesday, silencing the leading voice of the Latin American left and plunging his divided oil-rich nation into an uncertain future.
RT Actualidad, 5 mar 2013
Hay evidencias concretas de que EE.UU. cuenta con la tecnología necesaria para atentar contra la vida del presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez, así lo aseguró la abogada y escritora Eva Golinger.
Polina Chernitsa, Voice of Russia Radio, Feb 22 2013
With many countries having their eyes on the Arctic and its rich resources, the region is becoming the intersection of strategic interests and economic ambitions.
Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, February 7 2013
JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Green-friendly Europe has a dirty secret: It is burning a lot more coal.
Fritz Els, MiningNewsDigest.com, January 29 2013
Chinese financial website Finet quotes Phil Ren, chief of the China Coal Importers Association, as saying at an industry conference in Singapore, China's coal imports may reach 400 million – 500 million tonnes within three years.
World Bank, November 18 2012
- New World Bank-commissioned report warns the world is on track to a “4°C world” marked by extreme heat-waves and life-threatening sea level rise.
- Adverse effects of global warming are “tilted against many of the world's poorest regions” and likely to undermine development efforts and goals.
- Bank eyes increased support for adaptation, mitigation, inclusive green growth and climate-smart development.
Bloomberg, Brisbane Times, August 31 2012
The discovery along Africa's east coast of the world's biggest gas finds in a decade threatens to undo investment plans on the other side of the Indian Ocean.
Andrew Callus, Reuters, Globe and Mail, Aug. 14 2012
LONDON — Booming like never before, the offshore oil and gas industry is exploring ever deeper into the ocean and drilling further under the sea bed, bringing strikes like one this week off Brazil, which may be one of the biggest yet in the region.
CNN, August 12 2012
(CNN) -- A U.S. guided missile destroyer was involved in a collision with an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy announced.
By Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press, July 26 2012
VANCOUVER - Calgary-based Enbridge (TSX:ENB) has offered improvements to its Northern Gateway pipeline to boost safety beyond "state-of-the-art," but British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is looking at a standard much further afield.
Editorial, New York Times, July 29 2012
Claudia Cattaneo, National Post, July 22 2012
CALGARY – Chinese oil company CNOOC Ltd. is confident its US$15.1-billion bid for Nexen Inc. provides a “net benefit” to Canada because the deal helps accelerate resource development and increases job creation, making it aligned with Canadian government goals, the company’s two top executives said Monday.
As Japan Says Fukushima Disaster “Man-Made” & “Preventable,” Fears Grow for Nuclear Plants Worldwide
Juan Gonzalex, Democracy Now, July 8 2012
A Japanese parliamentary inquiry has concluded last year’s nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster — that could and should have been foreseen and prevented."
Cecilia Quiambao, Platts, June 5 2012
Bali, Indonesia (Platts) - At least 30 Panamax or Capesize vessels are floating off China's coast because traders who bought them have been unable to resell them to end-users, two industry sources said Tuesday at a conference in Indonesia.
International Energy Agency, May 29 2012
World Energy Outlook
Natural gas is poised to enter a golden age, but this future hinges critically on the successful development of the world’s vast unconventional gas resources. North American experience shows unconventional gas - notably shale gas - can be exploited economically. Many countries are lining up to emulate this success.
By Erik Kirschbaum, Reuters, May 26, 2012
BERLIN - German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.
By Javier Blas in Singapore and Jack Farchy in London, Financial Times, May 20 2012
Frik Els, Mining.com, May 9 2012
Mongolian elections are set for the end of June and in the run-up draft legislation put forward new provisions to cap foreign ownership of domestic companies at 49%, rules similar to Zimbabwe’s indigenization policy.
By Associated Press, Washington Post, April 21 2012
BEIJING — A Chinese city government says villagers with sickles and clubs protesting against mining activities in the southwest attacked police, killing one officer and injuring 15 others.
Eric de Place, Sightline Institute, April 3, 2012
NOAA researchers document trans-continental air pollution.
By Elizabeth Grossman, InsideClimate News, Apr 5, 2012
The sizeable leak from a plugged well raises fresh concerns about accidents and methane's role in global warming.
Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post, April 2, 2012
Middle East will go back to being an obscure backwater
Richard Orange, GlobalPost.com, March 27, 2012
First solar, now wind. Chinese competition strikes an alternative-energy industry again.
MALMO, Sweden — Nowhere generates a greater share of its power from wind than Denmark.