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Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans 31.10.2014 AP Politics
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race....
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Republicans demand apology from Sen. Landrieu for linking Obama unpopularity in South to race 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Argentina's Congress passes energy-overhaul bill 31.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Buenos Aires, Oct 30 : Argentina's lower house of Congress, controlled by President Cristina Fernandez's allies, gave final approval Thursday for a new Hydrocarbons Law that was harshly criticised by opposition lawmakers.
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Direct Action is like a dodgy laundry powder that never gets the climate clean 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australia passes new climate policy that fails to address the key problem of massive over use of fossil fuels

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At fast-growing Brookings, donors help set agenda 31.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics

Of all the topics the venerable Brookings Institution has examined in recent years, legalizing marijuana was rarely high on anyone’s scholarly agenda.

That changed after a November 2012 visit from a lawyer working with Peter B. Lewis, the late billionaire insurance magnate who had made the legalization of marijuana his personal mission during the last years of his life.

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Argentina Congress passes law aimed at luring foreign investment for oil, gas development 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Will coal or solar power fuel Indias drive to bring electricity to its villages? 31.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial Continue reading...
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Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Sale of coal mines and power plants would enable the state-owned energy company to meet its emissions targets without reducing pollution

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US Energy Policies Based on Inflated Fracking Predictions: Post Carbon Institute Report 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Economic predictions about the fracking industry's potential growth have for the most part gone unquestioned — until now. A  new report  from the  Post Carbon Institute  exposes highly inflated forecasts and concludes that the amount of oil that can be tapped by hydraulic fracturing cannot be maintained at the levels assumed beyond 2020. The report , “Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on US Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom,”  says inflated forecasts from the Energy Information Administration have fostered a lack of urgency to transition to renewable energy. The report also looks at the oil industry's increased pressure to relax restrictions on fracking and change oil and gas export rules.   “The Department of Energy’s forecasts — the ones everyone is relying on to guide our energy policy and planning — are overly optimistic based on what the actual well data are telling us,” says  David Hughes , a geoscientist and author of the Post Carbon Institute report. The report shatters ...
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Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to forge tripartite cooperation 30.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Nicosia, Oct 30 : Cyprus, Greece and Egypt Wednesday moved closer to forging a common strategy on energy, security and regional issues.
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Why Are Environmentalists Supporting This Republican Senator? 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues. Politicians who once accepted climate science have decided that they actually don't. Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship haven't been left with many Republicans to support. In this election cycle, Maine Sen. Susan Collins stands out. She unequivocally accepts climate science. In 2009, she cosponsored a "cap-and-dividend" bill to limit emissions with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). She is the only Senate Republican to vote against preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (But she did vote to block EPA climate ...
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Murray Energy purchase from rival increases southern Illinois coal holdings by 100M tons 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers 29.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas, from Route 118 in eastern Moreland Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Ruhrfisch / Wikimedia Commons ) By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields throughout the US, Post Carbon concludes that the future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest. The report, “ Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on US Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom ,” authored by Post Carbon fellow  J. David Hughes updates an earlier report  he authored for Post Carbon in 2012 . Hughes analyzed the production stats for seven tight oil basins and seven gas basins, which account for 88-percent and 89-percent of current shale gas production. Among the key findings:  -By 2040, production rates from the Bakken Shale and Eagle Ford Shale will be less than a tenth of that projected by the Energy Department. For the top three shale gas fields — ...
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These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up 29.10.2014 Mother Jones
After the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform exploded in June 2010, killing 11 workers and sending roughly five million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico , much of the media coverage featured sludge-covered seabirds, empty shrimp baskets, and other environmental impacts. But for Doug Brown, the catastrophe was even more immediate. He was the rig's chief engineer, standing in the control room when a deafening blast sent him flying and turned his workplace into a fiery, oil-soaked hell. In The Great Invisible , a documentary about the blowout and its aftermath that premieres today in Los Angeles and New York, Brown breaks into tears as he recalls the "incoherent screamings of pain" of his coworkers: "I saw men completely lose control." This virtually untold side of the Deepwater Horizon story emerges from a melange of archival footage (including home videos shot onboard the rig) and original interviews with rig workers and family members of men who died in the disaster. They speak of ...
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The Amazon Fire Phone’s Worst Reviews Are From Angry Environmentalists 29.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
Amazon’s first phone hasn’t been a hit. But it may not be quite the flop it appears, based on the Amazon Fire reviews on the online retailer’s own web site. That’s because a good-sized chunk of the nearly 2,000 1-star pans of the device aren’t really reviews at all. They’re a form of protest, organized ...
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Why gasoline is suddenly $3 a gallon — and could go lower 29.10.2014 Ezra Klein
Two years ago Leonardo Maugeri, a former strategist for the big Italian oil company ENI, predicted that crude oil prices were heading for a fall in two to three years. It wasn’t an obvious forecast; the average price of OPEC crude oil that year set an all-time record. “Contrary to what most people believe, oil ...
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WorldViews: Iran and China deepen a ‘blue water’ friendship 28.10.2014 Washington Post: World
Last month, visitors to Bandar Abbas on Iran’s southern coast gathered to witness a never-seen-before event: two Chinese warships pulling into port. It could be just the start of a budding naval alliance stretching from the Pacific to the Persian ...
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Miners trapped after coal mine in Turkey is flooded 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Nineteen workers stuck and 25 saved after water builds up and courses into areas occupied by staff Continue reading...
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National Grid: no risk of winter blackouts 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Operator reassures households that strong electricity and gas supplies can withstand negative surprises such as cold winter or supply disruption

Britain will have enough energy to keep the country running in a cold winter, despite a spate of fires at power plants and shutdowns weakening electricity capacity, National Grid said.

In its winter outlook, the operator of pipes and pylons said that electricity margins the difference between peak demand and available supply had fallen to 4.1% from 5% at peak periods last year because of planned generator closures, breakdowns and delays to new plants.

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Ancient shipwreck discovered near Aeolian Islands 27.10.2014 AP National
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The divers descended 410 feet into dark Mediterranean waters off Italy, their lights revealing the skeleton of a ship that sank thousands of years ago when Rome was a world power. A sea-crusted anchor rested on a rock. The ship's cargo lay scattered amid piles of terra cotta jars, called amphora....
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