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Peter Neill | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Two forces have driven our consumption-based growth, measured as gross domestic production, expanded our ability to fertilize and protect our crops from disease, and created new products and processes that have transformed our traditional occupations.

Russia's Next Offensive: Ensuring Global Gas Dominance

Luka Orešković | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Luka Orešković

The crisis in Ukraine has only highlighted the need for both Europe and Russia to diversify beyond Gazprom's gas exports to Europe.

Energy in the Ukraine -- Sanctions Equation

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.10.2014 | World
Michael Brenner

It is highly unlikely that the Western governments will seek to use energy commerce with Russia as an instrument of leverage with Russia. The cost-benefit calculations that lead to devalue that tactic conceivably could change were the crisis to deepen.

Kate Sheppard

Rand Paul Says U.S. Should Drill In 'Every Possible, Conceivable Place' To Address Ukraine Situation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the situation in Ukraine should be an impetus to ramp up oil and gas drilling in the United Stat...

Putin: Gazprom To Scrap Gas Discount For Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia, March 4 (Reuters) - Russia's top gas producer, Gazprom, will remove a discount on the price...

Russia's Gas Can Blow Up Ukraine Tomorrow

HuffPost France | Grégory Raymond | Posted 03.01.2014 | World

UKRAINE - Military pressure on Ukraine has never been this strong, but cannons aren’t Moscow’s best weapon. With the growing Crimea issue — a pr...

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

Greenpeace Takes Protest To Dizzying Heights

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Ten Greenpeace activists scaled Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica Friday to demand the release of 30 people jailed in Russia for taking pa...

Nobel Laureates Call On Putin To Free Greenpeace Activists

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to drop piracy charges against 30 p...

LOOK: Dramatic PHOTOS of Greenpeace Ship Seized at Gunpoint by Russian Military

Philip Radford | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The fossil fuel industry is desperate. They're searching the earth for more and more extreme forms of energy, hoping to get the last of the oil, coal, and gas out of the ground before it's all gone.

Kumi Naidoo on Greenpeace Activists Detained in Russia

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A Russian court has ordered that 10 Greenpeace activists, including an American ship captain, be held in custody for two months while the Russian authorities determine whether a protest last week at an offshore oil rig in the Arctic was an act of piracy.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Shots Fired by Russian Military During Greenpeace Arctic Protest

Philip Radford | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

What you're seeing is the Russian Special Forces response to a peaceful protest. Peaceful activism is crucial when governments around the world have failed to respond to dire scientific warnings about the consequences of climate change in the Arctic and elsewhere.

Russian Coast Guard Confronts Greenpeace Activists

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

MOSCOW — The Russian Coast Guard is towing a Greenpeace ship toward the nearest port after armed officers stormed it following a protest against...

Greece's Dilemma: Too Much Austerity and Too Many Demons

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Greece continues to operate under a client-based political system that nurtures a nepotistic and bloated bureaucracy -- even after five years of crisis and cutbacks.

Russian Arms, Syria and the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Clearly there is a correlation between Middle East tensions and high oil prices. Are we seeing a replay of Russian policies that solidified Iranian intransigence on matters nuclear, thereby exacerbating those tensions to bring about significantly higher oil prices?

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

Milad Jokar | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

What is happening in Syria is no longer about a democratic movement against a dictatorship, nor is it simply a civil war between two camps. Syria has become the theater of a proxy war.

Why High Oil Prices Aren't Necessarily a Bad Thing -- Interview With Ed Dolan

James Burgess | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
James Burgess

We were fortunate enough to speak with the well-known economist Ed Dolan on various energy and economic issues. Ed writes the popular economics blog Ed Dolan's Econ Blog.

Russia and Israel -- Beginning of a Great Friendship

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

It is becoming clear that Israel and Russia may have enough in common to further develop their relations and create a stable friendship based on a variety of interests.

The Next Cold War?

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH -- The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West's...

Russian Arctic Drilling Postponed

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

* Production had been planned for December-January * Start now seen in September-October 2013 * Peak production seen at ...

The Breton Fisherman's Prayer

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.30.2012 | Green
Robert Koehler

As the ice melts, and the vast polar reflecting surface diminishes, the planet absorbs more and more of the sun's energy and... grows warmer. More ice melts. So what?

Activists Storm Russian Oil Rig

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — Greenpeace activists were first offered hot soup, then showered with blasts of cold water and pieces of metal after they stormed a flo...

There's A New Most Profitable Corporation In The World

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

Gas is in. Chocolate is out. That's the message we're getting from this year's Global 500, the annual list of the world’s biggest companies by sa...

Romney's Family Trusts Failed To Keep His Divestment Pledge

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised in 2007 he would shed any investments that conflicted with Republican positions on hot-...