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  • US Fuels the World as Shale Boom Powers Record Oil Exports

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Bloomberg
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    Americans are expected to end the year pumping oil out of the ground at rates unseen since the early 1970s. The world’s largest oil consumer exported more hydrocarbons than ever before in 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down. You name it — crude oil, gasoline, diesel, propane and even liquefied natural gas — […]

  • China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Associated Press
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    City government of Beijing, which in March closed its last coal-fired power plant, has issued an emergency order to restart a coal-burning generator. Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing […]

  • Global Agricultural Boom: A Million Thanks to Climate Change

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Vijay Jayaraj, The Patriot Post
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    Global cereal (grain) production has reached record levels in 2017. Credit for the increase usually goes to agrochemicals and other advanced agricultural technology. However, there are two other key contributors — carbon dioxide and climate change. World cereal production for 2017 is projected to reach 2,613.3 million tons, 5.8 million tons above 2016’s level and nearly one-fourth […]

  • Green-Russian Anti-Fracking Campaign Paying Off As Britain Turns To Russian Gas

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • RT News
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    With gas supplies crippled amid a freezing winter by the shutdown of a major pipeline, the UK has apparently turned to a Russian project targeted by US sanctions, with reports indicating that a deal was struck for a shipment of gas by the end of December. Some 170,000 cubic meters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

  • Fracking Protesters ‘Fake Police Injuries For The TV Cameras’

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • The Times
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    Ambulance staff have accused anti-fracking protesters of faking injuries and making false allegations of police brutality in publicity stunts aimed at preventing drilling for shale gas. An activist is carried off by police at the Lancashire fracking site. Ambulance staff said that others were inventing injuries KRISTIAN BUUS/IN PICTURES VIA GETTY IMAGES North West Ambulance Service […]

  • New Paper Questions Paris Agreement’s Dubious Temperature Limits

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Sebastian Lüning, Institute for Hydrography, Geoecology and Climate Sciences, Ägeri, Switzerland
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    New study puts the 1.5°C and 2.0°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement into a historical climate context The Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015 during the COP21 climate conference stipulates that the increase in the global average temperature is to be kept well below 2°C above “pre-industrial levels” and that efforts are pursued to […]

  • Why Are So Many Scientific Studies Flawed And Poorly Understood?

    • Date: 13/12/17
    • Henry Miller, S. Stanley Young | Genetic Literacy Project |
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    Flawed, misleading research is costly to society because much of it is the result of poorly spent government funding, and it often gives rise to unwise regulation. Should we believe the USA Today headline, “Drinking four cups of coffee daily lowers risk of death”?  And what should we make of, “Mouthwash May Trigger Diabetes. . .”?  Should […]

  • Chinese Company Accused Of Running Empty Buses For Green Subsidies

    • Date: 13/12/17
    • Sixth Tone
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    An electric bus that racks up 30,000 kilometers is eligible for up to $75,000 in government funds. A transport operator in northern China has been accused of running a fleet of empty electric buses to meet requirements for government subsidies, new media outlet Beijing Time reported Tuesday. Over a hundred passengerless coaches have taken to the streets […]

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