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3 issues affecting small businesses right now: the Ebola virus, energy prices, elections 23.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Big Oil Spending Millions to Kill Local Anti-Fracking Measure 22.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September 22.10.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
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Hemp Is on its Way to Your Car Battery and Many Things You Haven't Yet Imagined 22.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
October 14, 2014 | The first digital-age domestic hemp crop is being harvested as I write. The subtle decrease in seismic activity currently puzzling Virginia geologists can be traced to Thomas Jefferson ceasing to spin in his grave for the first time in 77 years. For a century USDA biologists conducted taxpayer-funded hemp cultivar research for farmers, after all. They did this in a Virginia meadow that is today the Pentagon. And why wouldn't they, in support of a key crop supplying the Navy with rope and earning millions for farmers from Wisconsin to Kentucky (when millions meant something)? Then there was this weird quirk (Google "cannabis prohibition" if the cause of the quirk is news to you), and it took a tucked-in provision in the 2014 federal Farm Bill to allow hemp research to restart. As I learned while researching my latest book, Hemp Bound, this longest utilized of agricultural products (today defined as "cannabis with less than point three percent of psychoactive THC") is offering up a ...
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U.S. consumer prices barely rise as energy costs fall 22.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September as energy costs fell broadly, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month after declining 0.2 percent in August. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast consumer prices being flat in September. The CPI increased 1.7 percent in the 12 months through September after a similar rise in August. ...
Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change 22.10.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Can a book be the salvation to the global climate challenge?

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change
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More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says 22.10.2014 LA Times: Environment
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a national environmental group.
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Falling oil prices stretch Venezuela's books to limit 22.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics

A drilling rig in the Orinoco Oil Belt in Venezuela, which is suffering from sliding global oil pricesCaracas (AFP) - Sliding oil prices are deepening the budget crisis facing the Venezuelan government, which is already struggling to fund its lavish subsidies and rigid exchange-rate controls, analysts say.


Virginia's SCC Staff Wields a Nuclear Ax When Any Number of Toothpicks Would Do 22.10.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Walton Shepherd, Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C.: The Staff of Virginia’s SCC made befuddled comments to the EPA last week that assumes Virginia would achieve their easy carbon emissions goal in the single most expensive (and absurdly unnecessary) manner possible: by building a brand new nuclear reactor!...
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False And Misleading Claims Rock Michigan Race Between Gary Peters, Terri Lynn Land 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org . The Michigan Senate race pits Democratic Rep. Gary Peters against Republican Terri Lynn Land, a former Michigan secretary of state, to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin. The two candidates have faced plenty of attacks from outside spending groups, who have poured enough money into the race to make it the seventh highest in terms of outside dollars. In fact, those groups — not the candidates themselves — have so far been the focus of our fact-checking efforts. False and misleading claims have centered on taxes, equal pay for women, health care, outsourcing jobs, Medicare and energy. The latest polls show the race tilting in Peters’ favor .   Claim: On Peters’ watch “Michigan gas taxes [were] siphoned off by Washington instead of staying [in Michigan] and being spent on Michigan’s crumbling roads.” Facts: Despite what a Land campaign ad says, Michigan has received slightly more than $1 worth of highway funding for every $1 collected of federal ...
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Russia optimistic on EU-brokered deal at Ukraine gas talks 21.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
MOSCOW — Russia is optimistic about setting out a temporary agreement to help resolve a natural gas pricing dispute with Ukraine at talks Tuesday, according to Energy Minister Alexander ...
Colorado's First Couple of Pro-Fracking Front Groups 21.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A fracking operation in Colorado A Greenpeace investigation has uncovered close ties between a Colorado political couple and at least six oil and gas industry front groups that have been fighting state regulations designed to protect the health of its citizens and the environment. The husband and wife team are ex-state senator and onetime Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Josh Penry and his wife, founder of Republican PR and fundraising firm Starboard Group, Kristin Strohm. Colorado has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over shale drilling and fracking. The state's oil and gas industry has over 50,000 hydraulically fractured wells, and plans to drill many thousands more every year into the foreseeable future. These wells have caused severe water and air pollution problems, and have sparked a grassroots movement against drilling and fracking across the state. Concern over pollution from fracking culminated in a series of local laws to ban or regulate fracking, efforts that sent ...
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Broad Coalition of Groups Call On Governor Cuomo To Stop Exploding Oil Trains 21.10.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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We can survive without Russian gas now, says Lithuania's president 21.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO (Reuters) - Lithuania will be able to survive without Russian gas after its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal starts up soon, redrawing the energy map for the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite said on Tuesday. The floating LNG import terminal at the port of Klaipeda is planned to open on Oct. 27, ending the supply monopoly of Russia's Gazprom and isolation from global gas markets. Commercial deliveries are due to start after the terminal's testing in the beginning of 2015. ...
High-stakes Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks begin in Brussels 21.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics

A pressure gauge at a compressor station of Ukraine's Naftogaz national oil and gas company near the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on August 5, 2014Brussels (AFP) - Russia, Ukraine and the EU began crunch gas talks on Tuesday to resolve a bitter price dispute and end fears that Moscow could halt crucial energy supplies to Europe this winter.


CEO Of French Oil Giant Total Dies In Plane Accident 21.10.2014 NPR News
Christopher de Margerie, 63, and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.
Total CEO Christophe De Margerie Killed In Moscow Plane Collision 21.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew members also died when the French-made Dassault Falcon 50 burst into flames after it hit the snowplow during takeoff from Vnukovo airport at 11:57 p.m. Monday local time. Tatyana Morozova, an official with the Investigative Committee, Russia's main investigative agency, said investigators are questioning the snowplow driver, who was not hurt, as well as air traffic controllers and witnesses. "At the current time, it has been established that the driver of the snowplow was in a state of alcoholic intoxication," Morozova said. NTV television showed the charred plane lying on a grassy field. Though it had snowed earlier Monday in Moscow, it was unclear how much snow remained at the airport at the time of the crash. Vnukovo is ...
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Kinder Morgan's Western Canada Pipeline Plans Hit A Mountain Of Opposition 21.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A Western Canadian pipeline once seen as the best near-term hope for sending more of the country's controversial tar sands crude to Asia has hit another snag: aboriginal communities intent on using the courts to block the proposed expansion. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners' C$5.4 billion ($4.8 billion) Trans Mountain expansion would twin a 60-year-old line running from the oil-rich province of Alberta to the coastal city of Vancouver, tripling its capacity. The pipeline expansion had been seen as sure bet because it uses an existing route. But a surge in municipal opposition in recent months has fueled industry worries that it will enter legal and regulatory limbo along with the unbuilt TransCanada Corp Keystone XL and Enbridge Inc Northern Gateway pipelines. The odds against the expansion are growing. Aboriginal communities along the route, angered by a consultation process they call unfair, are strategizing as a group on legal tactics they hope ...
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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow plane collision 21.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chief executive of French oil major Total , Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. "Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine. Three crew members and a passenger died. I can confirm that the passenger was Total's head de Margerie," she said. ...
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