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Call for urgent changes in oil and gas industry

<b>Senior figures in offshore oil and gas have called for more radical and urgent changes to avoid rapid decline.</b><p>They say there are only two years in which to secure the industry's future.<p>A report by PwC includes a proposal for a "super joint venture" between offshore operators.<p>It would share risk as …

Neoliberalism gave us Trump: A dying America is raging against the capitalist machine

The U.S. economy has left millions on the outside looking in. Some have turned to socialism, others to a demagogue<p>Arising from the shadows of the American repressed, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been sending chills through the corridors of establishment power. Who would have thunk it? Two …

Chart shows China’s debt bubble bigger than subprime bubble

Here’s yet another sign that China’s economy may be teetering on the brink of a massive debt crisis.<p>Unproductive debt in China—that is, debt that’s …

Charles Ferguson's new documentary explores global warming causes and solutions

It's been a decade since Al Gore's <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> came out in theaters, and we're still at the beginning stages of addressing human-caused …

Documentaries

China's Markets Achieve "Flash Crash" Status

U.S. stocks are little changed in early afternoon trading on Monday, with the<b>S&P 500</b>and the<b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> (DJINDICES: $INDU)down 0.24% and 0.51%, respectively, at 12:15 p.m. EDT -- nothing like the excitement witnessed in China's financial markets today.<p><b>Goldman Sachs</b>, a sometimes …

China Is Going Solar In A Big Way

China is investing in solar in a big way, which is great news for the rest of us. China is a nation of 1.36 billion souls, so even though it has only just passed Germany (population 81.6 million) in terms of installed solar capacity, it’s easily on track to leave it in the dust.<p>According to <i>Reuters</i>, …

Galapagos Islands go green with wind and solar power to eliminate all fossil fuels

One of the world’s most famous ecosystems in the Galapagos Islands is hoping to secure the future of its unique habitats by eventually eliminating all burning of fossil fuels.<p>A pilot project of just three wind turbines and two sets of solar panels on San Cristóbal, the second biggest island in the …

China is preparing to 'pressure' the US on maritime issues

China has been angered by what it views as provocative U.S. military patrols close to islands China controls in the South China Sea. The United States says the patrols are to protect freedom of navigation.<p>"Beijing will pressure Washington over maritime issues during the upcoming Strategic and …

Photographer Matt Black discovered that it was possible to drive from California to the east coast without once losing sight of America’s poor<br>• Magnum’s new breed of photographers – in pictures<p>Last summer Matt Black left the Central Valley of California, where he lives, to travel 18,000 miles …

Income Inequality

Happiness Level as an Alternative to Economic Growth

<i>By Yang Chuyi, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community</i><p>In the famous 75-year long <i>Harvard Grant Study</i>, it is revealed that the essence of a fulfilling life is about love instead of money, power or achievement. This stunning result has triggered my further thinking …

These are all the countries that still have nuclear weapons

Barack Obama has called for a "world without nuclear weapons" during a historic speech in Hiroshima, Japan.<p>There are around 15,850 nuclear warheads …

North Korea

10 Countries That May Become Superpowers (PART 1)

European Union

Can India join China as an economic superpower?

There’s no reason why India shouldn’t achieve double-digit annual growth rates and join China as an Asian superpower, Steve Forbes wrote in his …

India: The next superpower?

A year ago, India’s future looked bleak. Anemic economic growth, inflationary fears, and a lack of credible leadership in New Delhi had fostered …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

China: The US will remain the world's No. 1 power for a long time

Wang made the remarks during an interview with the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, ahead of the seventh ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Doha last week, and the transcript of the interview was released on Thursday night.<p>When asked whether China, the world's …

NATO Review - Water or WARter?

NATO

Which Countries Are Fighting Over Water?

Fighting

Water Wars: Land snatched from Syria supplies third of Israel's H2O

Syria

Water Conflicts and Diplomacy: Trans-boundary Conflicts and Interbasin Transfers

Latin America water security depends on curbing use by agriculture - experts | Reuters

STOCKHOLM, Aug 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean must rein in their thirsty agriculture sector to ensure water security, as extreme weather takes a toll on the region’s growing cities, experts said.<p>Agriculture accounts for 70 percent of global water use, …

Water,Geoengineering,United Arab Emirates,Environment,Deserts,Climate change,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Drought,Climate change,Science<p>As climate change makes the desert nation hotter and drier, and a growing economy uses more water, the United Arab Emirates is giving $5m to researchers …

Water

Water scarcity poses economic and security threat around the world

<i>This story is part of Headwaters, a series on the future of our most critical resource</i><p>Conflict over scarce water resources is as old as human history, but in the 21st century, rapidly rising demand for water and threats to supply pose nightmarish risks for people around the globe.<p>The U.S. Defence …

Thanks to push away from coal, power plant emissions fall to lowest level since 1993

Carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants have fallen to their lowest level in decades, and that trend could help states meet their …

Solar Energy Tops Coal In UK

<b>Published on</b> May 18th, 2016 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>5<p>May 18th, 2016 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>For one week, between May 3 and May 9, more electricity was generated …

Renewable Energy

This one chart tells you everything you need to know about how important China is to the global economy

It consumes an enormous share of the world's resources and so any changes to its growth rate or economic make-up is bound to have a huge effect on the rest of the world.<p>So when jitters over its future growth potential hit markets in August last year and January this year, shockwaves spread to …

UK Govt Report: Oil Companies Drilling in the Arctic Will Find It's Unprofitable

The Arctic resource scramble is over—and so is the oil boom, warns UK defense ministry.<p>Major oil companies from the US, UK, Norway, Sweden, and Russia are all set to drill in the Arctic, but a report from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) suggests they may be setting themselves up for …