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Russia's Gazprom Resumes Buying Turkmen Gas After Three-Year Halt

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it has resumed imports of natural gas from Turkmenistan that it stopped three years ago. Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said on April 15 that “supplies are taking place.” Turkmenistan’s state natural gas company Turkmengaz also confirmed the move. No details were given about the amount of gas that Russia […]

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There it was in black and white ­— or black, white, and a palette of gentle greens and blues. With a headline predicting that natural gas “will thrive in the age of renewables,” the article made the case that there are limitations on solar and wind power and that — as a subhead spelled out in […]

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Transitional Times and the Appearance of a New Normal

March 9, 2019           |                                       

By any measure these are extraordinary times, revolutionary times in which a ‘new normal’ is evolving as existing systems and practices crumble. A clash of values and ideals is increasingly evident throughout the world, as we move deeper into this time of collective, planetary transition: a turning point from one chapter, age or civilization into […]

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Until 2011, there weren’t many restrictions on where natural gas producers could put well pads. The law at the time only prohibited wells within 200 feet of homes and water wells. They’re built next door to homes, schools and drinking water intakes. Loud drilling can go on for months at a time, and large semis […]

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The biggest agricultural authority in the world has warned that the web of life is coming apart as the loss of biodiversity increases. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says the wholesale destruction and degradation of natural ecosystems puts human food security at risk, and adds a warning that the same […]

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FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, But Won’t Enforce Until 2020

February 28, 2019           |                                       

The Constitution Will Not Save Us From Trump’s “Emergency” Torture Fans and War Criminals Determine US Foreign Policy To Disempower Lobbyists, Give Congressional Staff a Raise Racist Anti-LGBTQ Violence Is Real. Smollett Doesn’t Change That. Flat Broke, Black Voters Want More Than Just Another Black President WATCH LIVE: Michael Cohen Testifies Trump Is a “Racist […]

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A TRNN investigation looks at several cases of African-American men who died in police custody that were ruled accidents or due to natural causes, but outside experts argued were in fact the result of an aggressive police tactic The post Are the Deaths of These Black Men in Police Custody Really Accidents? appeared first on […]

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Vijay Prashad discusses the extent to which US interest in Venezuelan oil and other natural resources is driving Trump’s policy of seeking regime change. The link is not that straight-forward, but it is there, says Prashad The post Blood for Oil in Venezuela? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Posted by Susan Southard at 7:37am, January 17, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Just a reminder that, for a few days more, you can still get a signed, personalized copy of Dahr Jamail’s new book, The End of Ice. I’ve read it and it’s striking. Early reviews are splendid. (Booklist: “Enlightening, […]

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Russian Businessman Perepilichny Likely Died Of Natural Causes, U.K. Inquest Finds

December 19, 2018           |                                       

A Russian businessman who was found dead in southern England six years ago likely died of natural causes, a British inquest has found. Aleksandr Perepilichny collapsed while out jogging near his home south of London in November 2012, and there has been speculation that he might have been murdered. “I am satisfied on the evidence […]

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When he took the job, Energy Secretary Rick Perry didn’t seem to know what the Department of Energy actually did. But since then, he has committed himself to one mission: promoting fossil fuels and petrochemicals. Specifically, Perry is pushing a massive petrochemical buildout in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, which would turn the Tri-State area […]

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US scientists have found a new way to cut or offset 22 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions from American factory chimneys, car exhausts and power stations: better land use. Their answer is to leave it to nature. What they identify as 21 natural climate solutions – better use of croplands, the restoration of forests […]

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WASHINGTON — As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump. The National Climate Assessment was written long before the deadly […]

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