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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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$9-11b Melbourne Metro Swanston Street project to go ahead: Daniel Andrews

The Age, 16 April 2015

The proposed $9-11 billion Melbourne Metro project will be built underneath Swanston Street - despite warnings from the previous Napthine government it would divide Melbourne's CBD for years. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the route of the long-promised underground rail line, ...

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Dutch Active Transport > Its Contribution to Physical Activity Requirements
Modern, urban lifestyles have engineered physical activity out of everyday life and this presents a major threat to human health. The Netherlands is a world leader in active travel, particularly cycling, but little research has sought to ...
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Victorian Labor 'resolute' on scrapping East West despite Europe protest

The Age, 14 April 2015

Victoria's Treasurer Tim Pallas remains "resolute" in abandoning the East West Link despite protests from Europe about Labor's treatment of Spanish and French companies involved with the multibillion-dollar project. Mr Pallas confirmed on Tuesday morning ...

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