• Shale Boom Is Helping America’s Trade Balance with China

    • Date: 07/04/17

    The United States has been exporting crude oil for less than a year and a half after the four-decade ban on exports was lifted, but already buyers are lining up to tap this new, stable supply. Canada has bought up most of this crude to date, but China just surpassed our northern neighbor to become the […]

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  • The Deepening Crisis of Post-Modern Science

    • Date: 06/04/17
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    ‘That we now live in the grip of post-factualism would seem naturally repellent to most physicists. But in championing theory without demanding empirical evidence, we’re guilty of ignoring the facts ourselves.’ Two excellent articles about science, facts, and post-factualism. Sabine Hossenfelder just published a superb essay in Nature Physics, entitled Science needs reason to be trusted.  Subtitle: That […]

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  • ‘Rigor Mortis’ Reveals Rampant Sloppiness In Science

    • Date: 05/04/17
    • Erika Check Hayden, Spectrum News

    Biomedical science faces an existential threat — not the threat of budget cuts or anti-science political views, but one from within the discipline itself. So argues Richard Harris in his new book, “Rigor Mortis.” The book is an alarming and highly readable summation of what has been called the ‘reproducibility crisis’ in science — the growing realization […]

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  • Anti-Nuclear Green MP Promotes Brown Coal

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Rheinische Post

    Germany should provide Belgium with power from coal plants in exchange for Brussels’ commitment to shut down the old nuclear plants Doel and Tihange near the German border, Green state MP Hans Christian Markert, from the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), proposed, according to Rheinische Post.   “Lignite will be mined in the Rhine district until at […]

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  • The End Of OPEC Is Near

    • Date: 03/04/17
    • Nasdaq News

    OPEC, which has far exceeded the average life of cartels, is on the brink of failure. Though cracks have been developing in the cartel since the start of the current oil crisis, the group has managed to stay together so far. Nevertheless, the success of the current OPEC deal for production cuts will decide its […]

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  • U.S. Shale Ignores OPEC’s Warning As Oil Rig Count Soars

    • Date: 01/04/17
    • Julianne Geiger, Oil Price

    The United States oil and gas rig count jumped by 15 this week, to its highest level since September 25, 2015, according to Baker Hughes’ latest report on domestic drilling activity. The number of oil and gas rigs currently active in the United States now sits at 824, which is an increase of 374 year over […]

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  • The Paris Climate Deal Is Already Failing

    • Date: 29/03/17
    • The American Interest

    No one outside of the environmental movement expected the Paris climate treaty to be a game changer, but already we’re seeing signs of an unwillingness to follow through on the deal—in “green” Europe of all places! Only three European countries—France, Germany, and Sweden—are following through on their commitments they made in Paris 15 months ago […]

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  • Trump’s Executive Order On Energy: This Time, He Listened To The Lawyers

    • Date: 29/03/17
    • Daniel Fisher, Forbes

    President Donald Trump’s executive order dismantling large chunks of Barrack Obama’s environmental legacy is a cleverly written document that avoids the pitfalls of Trump’s controversial orders on immigration. President Donald Trump announces his executive order on energy at the EPA. (Photo by Ron Sach-Pool/Getty Images) Unlike those orders, which have been suspended by federal courts, […]

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