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A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

Isao Hashimoto, YouTube, October 24, 2010

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

Isao Hashimoto, YouTube, October 24, 2010

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

Isao Hashimoto, YouTube, October 24, 2010

US should exercise green power

Kevin Gallagher, guardian.co.uk, 6 January 2011

Instead of turning China's successful renewable energy industry into a trade row, the US should be boosting its own

To kick off 2011, the Obama administration has had the audacity to file suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against China's policies to build green technologies.

Russia-China oil pipeline opens

BBC News, 01 January 2011

The first oil pipeline linking the world's biggest oil producer, Russia, and the world's biggest consumer of energy, China, has begun operating.

Who Should Pay for the New 'Tomb' at Chernobyl?

Spiegel Online, December 22, 2010

The old concrete sarcophagus encasing the burned reactor at Chernobyl is crumbling. Although a European consortium has agreed to entomb the site in a metal vault, it is still unclear exactly where all the money will come from. Moscow, for its part, appears reluctant to pay up.

Why Bolivia stood alone in opposing the Cancún climate agreement

Pablo Solon, guardian.co.uk, 21 December 2010

Pablo SolonWe were accused of being obstructionist, obstinate and unrealistic. But we feel an enormous obligation to set aside diplomacy and tell the truth

BP, Shell Sell Assets at Record $49 Billion Pace as China Inflates Prices

By Brian Swint, Bloomberg.com, Dec 16, 2010

Big Oil Sells Assets at Record Pace as China Inflates Prices

The world’s largest oil companies sold assets at a record pace this year, finding buyers at higher prices as China and other emerging economies vie for reserves.

State of the art - the very best tankers in the world today

Merv Ritchie, Terrace Daily, December 11, 2010

The prospects of Super Tankers carrying Canada's crude bitumen through Douglas Channel to Asian destinations has been provoking emotional reactions on both sides of the issue. One of the statements made regarding the transport of this product, and others, is the state of the technology today. The double hulled and new tankers, whether they be VLCC, ULCC's, Supertankers PanaMax, these newest ships and their technology are stated to be "State of the Art".

Turkmen natural gas pipeline Tapi to cross Afghanistan

BBC News, December 11, 2010

A deal has been struck on building a 1,700km (1,050m) pipeline to carry Turkmen natural gas across Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.

Cancun, and more Consequential C Words

By Michael M'Gonigle and Louise Takeda, TheTyee.ca, 29 Nov 2010

Considering climate change, Copenhagen, Cochabamba, the coming calamity, and most controversial: capitalism.

There seems to be something about the letter C and climate change.

Methane seeping from Siberian ice a climate concern

By ARTHUR MAX, The Associated Press, November 22, 2010

CHERSKY, Russia — The Russian scientist shuffles across the frozen lake, scuffing aside ankle-deep snow until he finds a cluster of bubbles trapped under the ice. With a cigarette lighter in one hand and a knife in the other, he lances the ice like a blister. Methane whooshes out and bursts into a thin blue flame.

Nations That Debate Coal Use Export It to Feed China’s Need

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, New York Times, November 21, 2010

Even as developed countries close or limit the construction of coal-fired power plants out of concern over pollution and climate-warming emissions, coal has found a rapidly expanding market elsewhere: Asia, particularly China.

Oil prices to push past $200 a barrel by 2035

Muriel Boselli And Zaida Espana, Reuters, The Province, November 10, 2010

Global oil supplies will come close to a peak by 2035 when oil prices will exceed $200 US a barrel, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, as China and other emerging economies drive demand higher.

Natural gas glut will keep prices low for at least a decade

By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, November 10, 2010

The good news for B.C. is that there will be a steady market for its gas resources; the bad news is that prices will be rock-bottom

There was some good news/ bad news today for British Columbia, and for global efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.

Papua New Guinea gives green light to deep-sea mineral mine

Christine Ottery, guardian.co.uk, 21 October 2010

Plans for a new mine for ore that contains copper, zinc and gold have caused alarm among scientists and indigenous people

E.ON shelves plans to build Kingsnorth coal plant

Tim Webb, guardian.co.uk, 20 October 2010

The energy firm has withdrawn from competition for the first CCS plant, saying the station would have been uneconomic to build

Greenland happy to be the new oil frontier

Terry Macalister, guardian.co.uk, 24 August 2010

Cairn Energy's gas find sparks hopes that Greenland can ditch its reliance on fishing and tourism

Cairn confirms Greenland oil find

Richard Wray, guardian.co.uk, 24 August 2010

• Cairn says well has found gas and oil-bearing sands in Arctic
• Greenpeace ship already in area protesting against drilling

Outrage at UN decision to exonerate Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta

John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, 22 August 2010

• Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 years
• Report claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs

In Crackdown on Energy Use, China to Shut 2,000 Factories

By KEITH BRADSHER, New York Times, August 9, 2010

HONG KONG — Earlier this summer, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China promised to use an “iron hand” to improve his country’s energy efficiency, and a growing number of businesses are now discovering that it feels like a fist.

Rich countries to pay energy giants to build new coal-fired power plants

John Vidal, guardian.co.uk, 14 July 2010

UN's Clean Development Mechanism to use European carbon offset credits to subsidise 20 'efficient' coal plants in India and China

Nuclear Energy Loses Cost Advantage

By DIANA S. POWERS, New York Times, July 26, 2010

A losing bet on coal and iron ore

Brenda Bouw, Globe and Mail, July 26, 2010

Vancouver — Last spring, the world's bigger miners forced Asian customers to make a dramatic switch, abandoning a 40-year tradition of annual price contracts in favour of three-month agreements.‬‪ ‬‪

The buyers feared the new arrangement would drive up prices. The miners hoped it would. So far, they've both been wrong.‬‪ ‬‪

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