Arctic petroleum basins (USEIA and USGS)

Sanctions Trouble Russia-ExxonMobil Kara Sea Oil Well (Part 2)

Published on October 11th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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(The story of the Kara Sea oil well, which went from being multinational to being solely operated by Russia, continued) Let’s look at the pluses of the Kara Sea discovery first. ExxonMobil, the largest American petroleum company, ... Read More


October 8 total lunar eclipse -- the "blood moon" (NASA)

Blood Moon Wednesday AM Preps Earth for Halloween

Published on October 7th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

This year, nature brings us a special pre-Halloween treat: a blood moon. In the US and Canada, lift your eyes skyward in the early hours tomorrow morning for the second total lunar eclipse of 2014. The Moon ... Read More

Animal Cruelty

Cover of WWF extinction (Living Planet) report (wwf.org)

Happy World Animal Day? WWF Extinction Report

Published on October 4th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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Today’s World Animal Day, celebrated across the globe since a 1931 convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, conceived of it as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species. They chose October 4 because it’s the ... Read More



London Launches 1st Solarbox

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


When you next visit London, be sure to not only look out for red telephone boxes, but also green ones. A new startup called Solarbox has just launched in the streets of “The Big Smoke.” It turns ... Read More


WHO portrait of an apparently healthy Ebola family in Liberia (WHO.int)

WHO Shares Plan For Ebola Vaccines

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

There’s progress on international Ebola vaccines. You may be hearing it here first. From the tone of today’s US media, it comes none too soon. The news was actually released on Wednesday but apparently got lost ... Read More

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