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By: RevElvis, 16:40 GMT le 12 août 2013
Chain reaction shattered huge Antarctica ice shelf
Draining of meltwater lakes from surface explains sudden demise of Larsen B.
It took decades for global warming to slowly melt the surface of the Larsen B Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, forming nearly 3,000 lakes. But at the end of the Antarctic summer of 2002, all the lakes drained away in the space of a week. And then the 2,700-square-kilometre ice shelf, which was some 220 metre...
By: RevElvis, 02:27 GMT le 09 août 2013
Keystone Light: The Keystone XL Alternative You've Never Heard of Is Probably Going to Be Built
While Keystone XL languishes, a rival pipeline plan is speeding through the approval process.
One of TransCanada's rivals, Enbridge Inc., has quietly been moving ahead with a slightly smaller pipeline project that could be piping 660,000 barrels of crude per day to the gulf by 2015. (The Keystone line would carry 700,000 barrels per day.) For environ...
By: RevElvis, 18:51 GMT le 08 août 2013
Trouble in fracking paradise (SmartPlanet.com) 8/7/2013
Rising costs across the industry, and declining profitability for the supermajors in an era of triple-digit global prices, suggest that oil prices need to be higher to maintain output. Since domestic gasoline and diesel prices, which are strongly linked to global prices, have remained stubbornly high even while U.S. oil prices were falling this year, that suggests we will likely see gasoline prices p...
By: RevElvis, 18:45 GMT le 08 août 2013
The Koch Brothers Really Don't Want You To See This Photo
"Ian Stirling, who has studied polar bears for nearly 40 years, told The Guardian newspaper that he found the animal on Svalbard in July.
“From his lying position in death the bear appears to simply have starved and died where he dropped,” Stirling said. “He had no external suggestion of any remaining fat, having been reduced to little more ...
By: RevElvis, 22:14 GMT le 11 juin 2013
TransCanada Whistleblower Warns Of Shoddy Pipeline Practices
Former TransCanada Corp. employee Evan Vokes' impassioned testimony before a Canadian Senate committee last week painted "a very, very bleak picture of the pipeline industry in Canada, and probably by extension, the States," according to Sen. Betty Unger.
Vokes' allegations on Thursday against TransCanada, the Canadian company leading the controversial proposal to send tar sands oil ...