FR - Bob Dean - L'arrivée de Nibiru - 2008 VOSTFR. Flaming Faucets: When Fracking Goes Wrong. China plans Asia's biggest coal-fired power plant. China's Shenhua Group will build the largest coal-fired power station in Asia over the next five years, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday, as the country struggles to meet its energy needs.
China's biggest coal company and officials in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region signed a deal for the 8-gigawatt thermal plant on Monday, according to Xinhua and the local government's website. The plant would be built in the southern port city of Beihai to help ease power shortages caused by drought, which has strained power supplies. China relies on coal for nearly 70 percent of its energy needs, which have soared in recent years as the country's economy grew at a blistering pace. Time to get corporate cash out of Congress. Thousands march in Durban calling for 'climate justice' - Climate change.
Land, Crop and Ocean Devastation. Human and Animal Suffering. Oil, Gas, Coal and Emissions. Food and Water Access- the Growing World Crisis. 420f11024. Nuclear miscalculation: Why regulators miss power plant threats from quakes and storms. How well are nuclear plants near you prepared for disaster?
Look it up here The earthquake that shut down a Virginia nuclear power plant on Aug. 23, cracking floor tiles, a containment building, and shifting highly radioactive spent fuel storage casks, was more than twice as strong as the reactors were designed to withstand. Hurricane Irene also struck with unexpected intensity, threatening nuclear plants along the East Coast and shutting down a Maryland reactor after metal siding blew into high-power lines on a transformer. Earlier this year, other events considered improbable shook supposedly unshakeable nuclear plants: Japan’s quake and tsunami, unleashing disaster at Fukushima, historic floods along the Missouri River, unusually destructive tornadoes spinning through the South. One storm toppled transmission towers, knocking out power to the Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama, which relied on emergency backup systems for five days.
Cargill likes salmonella-tainted turkey so much, they produced it twice in two months. Obama waives sanctions on Iceland whaling. By Agence France-PresseThursday, September 15, 2011 20:36 EDT WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama decided Thursday not to impose trade sanctions against Iceland, despite saying that its whale hunts were undermining international efforts to preserve the ocean giants.
Obama chose to order the State Department and Commerce Department to keep Iceland’s whaling activities under review and to urge the government in Reykjavik to halt the practice. “Iceland’s actions threaten the conservation status of an endangered species and undermine multilateral efforts to ensure greater worldwide protection for whales,” said Obama in a message to Congress. “Iceland’s increased commercial whaling and recent trade in whale products diminish the effectiveness of the (International Whaling Commission) conservation program.” The International Whaling Commission imposed a global moratorium on whaling in 1986 amid alarm at the declining stock of the marine mammals.
Agence France-Presse. No end in sight for oil in the Gulf of Mexico - Features. Fifteen months after BP's crippled Macondo Well in the Gulf of Mexico caused one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, oil and oil sheen covering several square kilometers of water are surfacing not far from BP's well.
Al Jazeera flew to the area on Sunday, September 11, and spotted a swath of silvery oil sheen, approximately 7 km long and 10 to 50 meters wide, at a location roughly 19 km northeast of the now-capped Macondo 252 well. According to oil trackers with the organisation On Wings of Care, who have been monitoring the new oil since early August, rainbow-tinted slicks and thicker globs of oil have been consistently visible in the area.
"BP and NOAA [National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration] have had all these ships out there doing grid searches looking at things, so hopefully now they'll take a look at this," Bonny Schumaker, president and pilot of On Wings of Care, told Al Jazeera while flying over the oil. Natural seeps. Leaked Fuel Lures Needy Kenyans, Then Ignites. Small farmers in vanguard of Africa's battle for agricultural development. Fine dry dust scatters in the wind as Wayua Mwanza slams a hoe into parched soil where rains - feeble ones at that - last fell in April.
The 36-year-old mother of three is digging a hole known as a zai pit. It is backbreaking work but, with the help of fellow farmers and her three boys, she has pockmarked her three acres with 110 holes, two to four feet in length, breadth and height, in preparation for the next rains in October.
Taking the Reset to the Oil Rigs. On August 30, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson concluded a big oil and gas deal with Rosneft president Eduard Khudainatov in the Russian seaside resort of Sochi.
The world’s largest private energy company had made the biggest deal in Russian history between any foreign energy company and the largest state-dominated oil company. The signing ceremony was overseen by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who acts as the real chairman of “Russia Energy Inc.,” and Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, suggesting that it has Moscow’s full political support. This is a huge success for both ExxonMobil and Rosneft. The companies agreed on two huge joint ventures in Russia for offshore exploration of 126,000 square kilometers in the Arctic Kara Sea and in the 11,200 square kilometer Tuapse block in the Black Sea. The first field may contain 36 billion barrels of crude and the latter 9 billion barrels, according to preliminary Russian estimates.
Green Businesses and Cut-Throat Economies. A report at the Atlantic Wire on the growing scandal surrounding Solyndra begins, “On Wednesday, the bankruptcy of a solar power company in California with political ties to the Obama Administration appeared to be a story about the difficulties of nurturing green businesses in a cutthroat economy.”
Can someone show me where the Constitution authorizes the federal government to “nurture green businesses in a cutthroat economy?” When is the free market not cut-throat? That’s a feature, not a bug. One of its advantages is that stupid business plans get their throats cut, and die. By contrast, there seems to be no way to stop President Obama from throwing billions of taxpayer dollars into “green energy” rat holes. 12 Oil Spills In One Year—And They Want To Build Another One?
24 Hours of Reality: Al Gore's Global Warming Broadcast to 'Convert' Skeptics. 24 Hours of Reality will broadcast a presentation by Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, Reuters reported. 24 Hours of Reality will focus the world's attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis.
Large Carbon Sequestration Project Ramps Up at Corn Ethanol Facility. A leading agriculture company is about to put the United States on the map with the world's biggest carbon sequestration projects.
In coming months, Archer Daniels Midland will ramp up construction on an initiative to grab carbon dioxide emitted from an ethanol facility and inject the gas underground. The Department of Energy announced the project's groundbreaking at the company's facility in Decatur, Ill., in late August. When combined with a separate, related sequestration project starting this fall on the same corn processing plant, the initiative will pump more industrially captured carbon dioxide underneath the earth for permanent storage in deep saline rock reservoirs than ever has been attempted in the United States. New Cornell Global Labor Institute report shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not the path to economic security. This evening, President Obama spoke to the nation about jobs and confirmed that he will not let the economic crisis be used to roll back environmental protections.
Hopefully that commitment can translate into increased incentives for clean energy jobs and push back against dirty energy claims that we need to sacrifice our health and environment for jobs. Today, a new report by the Cornell Global Labor Institute made it clear that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would not provide the job and economic security that its proponents have been claiming.
Clean energy jobs are the real long-term, secure jobs choice, not dirty energy such as tar sands. Since he first took office, President Obama has brought jobs and environment together in a way that will lead towards economic prosperity: by putting American ingenuity to work to build a clean energy economy. One reason might be the numerous false claims about jobs that the dirty energy industry is spreading. Scores dead in Kenyan pipeline inferno - Africa.
As many as 100 people are feared dead in a fire caused by a leaking fuel pipeline in a densely populated area of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, according to police. Grizzly bear killed after breaking into Whitefish chicken coop, eating pet food. Pipeline fight spurs lobby frenzy.