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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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2030 pact UK's most significant environmental deal ever Ed Davey 27.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

British understanding with Poland key to climate agreement, says energy minister, but devil is in the detail

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Florida deep sea divers helping aquatic archaeologists explore ancient Mediterranean shipwreck 27.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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On Climate Disruption, Washington Governor Inslee Vows "Disruptive Change" 27.10.2014 Truthout.com
Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) In Washington State, the Chehalis River Valley is the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured the region to meet with people affected by extreme weather events resulting from climate disruption, and emphasize policy solutions over political ideology. Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? The Chehalis River Valley is stunningly beautiful, verdant and home to some of the most bountiful farms in Washington State. From Christmas trees to flowers to some of the most luscious tomatoes you ...
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Oil slips below $80 on signs of oversupply; energy stocks resume plunge 27.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Oil slips below $80, energy stocks fall 27.10.2014 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil fell below $80 a barrel Monday morning and investors resumed their retreat from energy stocks....
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Average gasoline price tumbles to lowest level in almost four years 27.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The average price of regular gasoline at U.S. pumps slid to the lowest level in almost four years, dropping 18.2 cents in the two weeks that ended Friday to $3.08 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey ...
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Science center celebrates local electrical heritage 27.10.2014 Durango Herald
Setting the stage in Southwest Colorado for creating electricity that would change the way of life for the nation wasn’t easy, and the people who worked in the field to get the job done were as tough as the nails they drove and the ground they broke.On Sunday, the Powerhouse Science Center celebrated how the region turned on the...
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Average gasoline price tumbles to lowest level in almost four years 27.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Falling oil price puts BPs profits at risk of 20% drop, say analysts 27.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Cost of crude oil on global markets has plunged since June, causing problems in the sector

The dramatic effect of falling oil prices on profits in the energy sector will be underlined this week as BP unveils third quarter earnings that could be as much as 20% lower than the same period last year.

The cost of crude on global markets has plunged since June, reflecting faltering growth in the world economy, reduced fears about Middle East production levels and soaring US shale output.

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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Vietnam keen on Indian participation in oil, gas exploration 26.10.2014 CNN-IBN: India
On the eve of its Prime Minister's visit, Vietnam on Sunday favoured greater participation by Indian companies in oil and gas exploration projects in South China Sea, a huge source of hydrocarbons, and promised to extend full security to them.
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Dead babies near oil drilling sites raise questions for researchers 26.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The smartphone-sized grave marker is nearly hidden in the grass at Rock Point Cemetery. The name printed on plastic-coated paper — Beau Murphy — has been worn away.
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