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Read ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy

A View to 2040<p>The <i>Outlook for Energy</i> is ExxonMobil’s view of energy demand and supply through 2040. We use the <i>Outlook</i> to help inform our long-term …

Natural Gas

Murder in Atlanta: race and crime in a criminal time

THOMAS MULLEN’S “Darktown” is set in 1948: a year almost equidistant between the end of slavery and today. The place is Atlanta, where race relations …

Civil Rights

The Economics of Renewable Energy: Falling Costs and Rising Employment

The general public perception of renewable energy is often in terms of saving the environment and reducing global carbon dioxide emissions. While it is true that renewable energy provides great environmental benefits and may yet prove to be our main hope for decarbonization, it is just as true and …

Why Tesla's Powerwall Is Just Another Toy For Rich Green People

All the breathless coverage of Elon Musk’s Powerwall battery brouhaha last night is missing the most important thing: a sober discussion of real-world costs. So let’s take a look at the costs and see if this world-shaking, game-changing innovation really makes any sense.<p>Musk said Tesla’s 7 kwh …

SolarCity

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Learn everything you need to know about personal finance from 11 simple sketches

New York Times columnist, author, and financial planner Carl Richards boils down his wisdom into black-and-white "napkin sketches" — little bits of insight that you could reproduce with a marker and a napkin.<p>Here, in honor of his newest book "The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart …

Personal Finance

Could a ‘bionic leaf’ provide renewable energy?

Photosynthesis – turning the sun’s energy into food for plants – is the biological system that feeds the world. But despite its awesome power, the …

A way to get power to the world’s poor without making climate change worse

Back on October, I did a couple of posts — one, two — on the Scylla and Charybdis of modern times: energy poverty and climate change. On one hand, …

Off-grid

'The super-rich don't vote in Nigeria': election in the land of rising inequality

Angel was nine months old when she fell off the edge and drowned. Filthy, 6ft-deep water surrounds her family home and is visible through gaps in its crooked floorboards, which bend precariously underfoot. About 30 grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, teenagers and young children are crammed …

Africa

Mystery of Germanwings Plane Crash Deepens as Focus on Co-Pilot Intensifies

Alberto Estevez—EPA<p>Christophe Ena—AP<p>Guillaume Horcajuelo—EPA<p>Alberto Estevez—EPA<p>Peter Macdiarmid—Getty Images<p>Patrick Aventurier—Getty Images<p>Boris …

5 Possible Causes Of The Germanwings Jetliner Crash [Updated]

A former FAA and NTSB accident investigator weighs in<p><i>Update (3/25/2015, 8:48 p.m. ET): An initial analysis of the cockpit voice recorder suggests one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit at the time Flight 9525 began its final descent, and failed to get back in even after smashing the door.</i> …

Airlines

The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

<b>During World War Two, a young Swedish diplomat saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis. But in January 1945 Soviet troops arrested him - he was never seen in public again.</b><p>The day German soldiers arrived in Budapest is one that 89-year-old Marianne Balshone will never forget.<p>She was …

50 Shades of This Saved My Marriage (and It's Not What You Think)

If you're not happy with your current relationship (and it's not abusive or destructive), do everything you can to shape it into what your heart desires. Only then, walk away peacefully. Ask yourself: 'Have you done everything you could possibly do?'<p>"You've never read it!?" she says, aghast, as …

Shades of Grey

Game Plan for Less Boring Sex

All the time, I hear from women who say, "I'm having sex with my husband X times per week (usually this is 1-3) and he's STILL not happy." I ask if they enjoy the sex, and they say, "Yeah, sometimes."<p>All the time, I hear from women who say, "I'm having sex with my husband X times per week (usually …

Germany's clean-energy turning point [Recharge]

Saudi Arabia's new king pledges no change in oil policy; Republicans and Democrats vote on climate change; Germany's Energiewende has a big year. …

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How a Florida woman fought for her life to survive alligator attack<p>Suspect who confessed to Mollie Tibbetts' murder lied about employment<p>Tracking …

Bill Koch: Rich Enough to Stop the Wind

A few years ago I co-wrote a book about a controversy centered on Nantucket Sound. The quasi-social comedy, called <i>Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Energy, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future,</i> told of how, since 2001, a company led by entrepreneur James Gordon has struggled to put up a …

Guest post: Nigerian banks suffer in the oil storm

<i>By Peter Leger, Coronation Fund Managers</i><p>So you thought a six-month break on a desert island looked appealing and spent long hours in silent …

Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

<b>African economies may be booming, but continued growth and quality of life are being jeopardised by lack of power.</b><p>The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas.<p>The …

Nigerians turn to renewable energy as solution to power crisis | DW | 27.01.2015

Joseph Agesoji has to run his small generator so he can use the hair clippers at his barbershop. He lives in Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, Nigeria's …

The black flag in Africa

IS BOKO HARAM becoming Africa’s Islamic State? In its bloodlust and ambition to hold territory, it certainly resembles the jihadists in Iraq and …

Boko Haram

CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

On Monday, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arrived in Liberia to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation "is overwhelming," he said.<p>The outbreak "really is a crisis and is affecting most if not all the counties in Liberia already," he told NPR from …

How Ebola Kills You: It's Not The Virus

Ebola has a nasty reputation for the way it damages the body. It's rightfully earned.<p>"At the end stage of the disease, you have small leaks in blood vessels," says Thomas Geisbert, an immunologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. "You end up with essentially no blood …

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

<b>Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.</b><p>The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.<p>There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a …

Panicking only makes it worse

ONE of the first casualties of any epidemic is tourism. The outbreak of Ebola in west Africa provides the latest evidence. “The Ebola scare is really …

West Africa

You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

This week, we asked our readers for questions they have about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>For answers to some of the queries, we turned to Dr. Darin Portnoy, vice president of the international board of Doctors Without Borders (known by its French initialism MSF, for Medecins Sans …

Norway, Texas

WHEN asked about income inequality, Judge Skeet Jones of Loving County was, at first, quizzical. The topic, it seemed, had never come up before. But …

Business Administration