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300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we’re reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we’re in for an exciting ride. While there’s a real risk that we’ll fall off a … Continue reading

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Watch Your (Fo)odometer!

Watch Your (Fo)odometer! Interested in eating less oil? In this VideoNation/Hidden Driver report, animator Molly Schwartz keeps track of how many miles your food travels from field to fork.  

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Global food crisis: Counting the real cost of biofuels

A perfect storm of factors has driven the breathtaking rates of inflation and volatility in food markets over recent years, but biofuels have been the game changer This year, 40% of America’s corn crop will go into car engines rather … Continue reading

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Infographic: Going the Distance – Energy Efficency

Whether it’s getting to work, running errands around town, or visiting Grandma, Americans are always on the move. And lucky for us, we’ve got a lot of options to get from Point A to Point B, from motorcycles to buses … Continue reading

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Who Needs Nukes? Japan Plans a Massive Shift to Solar Power

The Japanese public is less enthusiastic about nuclear power these days. Responding to the Fukushima crisis and public concerns earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared the nation’s plans for nuclear power expansion officially dead. Kan told reporters: The current … Continue reading

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Chevron chiefs face shareholders after huge $18bn Ecuador fine

Chevron bosses are facing shareholders for the first time since the company was fined a total of $18bn (£11.1bn) by a court in Ecuador over contamination from oil extraction in the Amazon. California’s largest oil company is coming under increasing pressure from institutional investors and … Continue reading

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Shell energy scenarios to 2050

So what will the two worlds described in our scenarios look like? How might the world change in either one? Watch the video and explore the Scramble and Blueprints scenarios. More information on http://www.shell.com/scenarios/

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Fuel: The Movie Trailer

Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America’s addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for … Continue reading

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

“In a Horizon special, naturalist Sir David Attenborough investigates whether the world is heading for a population crisis. In his lengthy career, Sir David has watched the human population more than double from 2.5 billion in 1950 to nearly seven … Continue reading

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Rush to Use Crops as Fuel Raises Food Prices and Hunger Fears

The starchy cassava root has long been an important ingredient in everything from tapioca pudding and ice cream to paper and animal feed. But last year, 98 percent of cassava chips exported from Thailand, the world’s largest cassava exporter, went to … Continue reading

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