Daily Archives: December 27, 2012

Secret Docs Reveal FBI “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of Occupy From Its Earliest Days 2 of 2

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Secret Docs Reveal FBI “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of Occupy From Its Earliest Days

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The Hottest Climate Change Stories of 2012: Scientific American

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“We’ve Even Had Grenade Launchers Given Back” Los Angeles Mayor On Gun Buyback – YouTube

Published on Dec 26, 2012

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Burkina Faso : Water Caravans


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Published on Dec 27, 2012

In Burkina Faso’s arid Sahel region, UNHCR trucks are shuttling desperately needed water supplies to Malian refugees.

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Shale Oil – The Rush for Black Gold – 11.20.2011


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Uploaded on Nov 19, 2011

One of America’s biggest energy challenges is foreign oil dependency. The U.S. imports about half the oil it uses, putting the nation’s energy security at risk and costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year. New drilling innovations are unlocking vast new reserves and boosting local economies. But is the new drilling also forcing a tough choice between oil and water in drought-stricken Texas? This week, energyNOW! explores the latest U.S. oil boom.

Black Gold From Shale Rock
The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in shale rock formations is opening up previously unrecoverable oil, just as those technologies did for natural gas. It’s driving a boom in U.S. energy production and creating bright spots in a tough economy across America.

Correspondent Patty Kim visits Williston, North Dakota, the site of America’s largest shale oil field and heart of the new oil rush, to check out life in an oil boom town.

Is The Oil Boom Worsening The Texas Drought?

Texas is home to America’s second largest shale oil field, and business is booming – production has skyrocketed from under 1,000 barrels a day in 2004 to more than 8 million so far in 2011. But hydraulic fracturing in shale rock requires millions of gallons of water, a precious resource during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history.

Anchor Thalia Assuras visits the Eagle Ford shale in Texas to see how rapidly expanding water use by energy companies is impacting the state.

Interview: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Fracking operations may be competing for water supplies in Texas, but they have also raised concerns about water safety in other parts of the country.

Anchor Thalia Assuras sits down for a one-on-one interview with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to discuss pressing energy and environmental issues, including fracking.

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BBC News – Japan says it will review plans to abandon nuclear power

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20850416
27 December 2012 Last updated at 06:07 ET

Toshimitsu Motegi said higher energy costs must not hamper economic recovery
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Japan quake

The new government in Japan has announced it will review the planned nuclear power phase-out proposed by the previous administration.

Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said that reactors would be restarted if considered safe by the nuclear authority.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised bold measures to revive the economy.

The stoppage of nuclear power use by 2040 was ordered following last year’s Fukushima disaster.

However, the failure of the previous Democratic Party to put an end to years of economic stagnation led to an overwhelming poll victory for their rivals earlier this month.

Backed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament, the newly-elected Liberal Democratic-led cabinet took office on Wednesday endorsing Mr Abe’s economic reform plans. ...(more).

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GMO Food To Invade Mexico!

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