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Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable? Print

Mother Jones, 16 June 2010

"All the actions and few tid bits of information all lead to one inescapable conclusion. The well pipes below the sea floor are broken and leaking. Now you have some real data of how BP's actions are evidence of that, as well as some murky statement from "BP officials" confirming the same. "To those of us outside the real inside loop, yet still fairly knowledgeable, [the failure of Top Kill] was a major confirmation of what many feared. That the system below the sea floor has serious failures of varying magnitude in the complicated chain, and it is breaking down and it will continue to.

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Business leaders predict 'global oil supply crunch and price spike' Print

Online Opinion, 18 June 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of insurance giant Lloyds is warning that the world is facing a “period of deep uncertainty” over the decline of fossil fuels - and may soon be coping with $200-a-barrel oil.

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Dont have let the dinosaurs have died in vain Print

Every US president since Nixon has talked about the need to get the United States off of foreign oil and moving toward energy independence. Jon Stewart recently captured this theme in a very funny, but troubling segment:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-june-16-2010/an-energy-independent-future

 
Large oil spills are old news in the Niger Delta Print

The Age, 18 June 2010

BIG oil spills are no longer news in the Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface. This once-verdant area has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are lifeless.

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Climate: the elephant in the room for developing northern Australia

The Conversation, 22 June 2015

The recently released white paper on developing northern Australia ignores an elephant in the room: climate change. While the paper sees a bright future for the north (roads, rail, ...

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The infrastructure Australia needs to make electric cars viable

WA Today, 22 June 2015

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Details unveiled of self-driving car crashes

NZ Herald, 19 June 2015

California state officials released reports on Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.

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