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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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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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Schwarzenegger: “Stand Up Against The Oil Companies!”

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) tells ABC’s Diane Sawyer that politicians who don’t “stand up against the oil companies” when it comes to climate and clean energy, and points to the fight to defeat Prop 23 and protect AB 32 as … Continue reading

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Climate change could lead to Arctic conflict, warns senior Nato commander

Global warming and a race for resources could spark a new ‘cold war’ in the Arctic, US naval admiral warns ahead of key talks on environmental security http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/11/nato-conflict-arctic-resources

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Senkaku / Diaoyutai Islands

The Tiao Yu Tai islands (called “Senkaku” in Japanese) are a group of eight uninhabited islands on the continental shelf, separated from the Liu Chiu islands by a deep underwater trench. These eight uninhabited islands and barren rocks have a … Continue reading

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Oil rigs off Koh Samui

Koh Samui burst into local and international news over the weekend. A Singapore arm of the massive Priceline.com web-based marketing network awarded Gold Circule Awards to three hotels on the southern island. They offered ”a great online product” according to the … Continue reading

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Carl Safina: The oil spill’s unseen culprits, victims

he Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf — and many so-called solutions are making … Continue reading

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China battles Yellow Sea oil spill

Chinese authorities struggling to contain the environmental and economic damage of a major oil spill in the Yellow sea which began last Friday. The pipeline has now been repaired, but the cause of the explosion that ruptured it is unknown. Al … Continue reading

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China tries to stop Yellow Sea oil slick

Authorities in Liaoning province in north-east China step up efforts to disperse major oil slick by mobilising 800 fishing boats to help clean-up operation near Dalian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/jul/20/china-yellow-sea-oil-fire

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