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One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.11.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale basin.

OH, CANADA: How Our Northern Neighbor Became A Rogue Petrostate

Foreign Policy | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

But a dark secret lurks in the northern forests. Over the last decade, Canada has not so quietly become an international mining center and a rogue pet...

Russia's Inflation Could Spur Social Unrest

The Moscow Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Her job is safe and her salary hasn't been cut by a single ruble, yet Svetlana Nikolayeva says she feels the effects of the financial crisis as badly ...

Is Hugo Chavez Ready for the Coming Fall?

Francisco Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Francisco Toro

Venezuela is a petrostate: the government owns the only oil company, and oil prices rose every single year from the turn of the century through last year.