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Here's Where You'll Find All Of America's Shale Energy

"Advanced drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies, especially since 2008, have enabled large-scale oil and gas production in lower-permeability rock such as shale," the EIA writes. "Tight oil and shale gas plays span much of the continental United States and include both new and …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to use the Google Software Removal tool in Windows

When malicious programs are using your Chrome browser to collect data, serve you ads or cause overall sluggishness, there's a quick way to find out what's causing the issues. Google recently published the Software Removal tool for Windows that will scan for software that is causing issues with the …

The three men who rule most of the world have arrived in Brazil

The strongman’s club—made up of the three strong-willed leaders who together rule over much of the world’s population and land mass—is having its first meeting in Fortaleza, Brazil.<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin has been in Brazil since the weekend, and even watched the World Cup final. Chinese …

Chairman of everything

CHINA’S president appears to have killed two eagles with one arrow in bringing down one of the nation’s highest-ranking military men. On June 30th …

50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay

Students who recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science are making a handsome average salary of $89,800. New grads from the California Institute of Technology, known as Caltech, are earning an impressive $83,800 on average, while new School of Engineering alumni …

Iron ore hits 20-month low on China concerns | Financial Times

Iron ore fell to its lowest level in 20 months on Friday after bearish signs from the Chinese steel industry and persistent concerns about rising …

Green teeth

AT LAST year’s annual session of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, Li Keqiang, the prime minister, said the notoriously bad air …

President Xi Jinping's First Year In Review: Nationalism "Worrisome," Web Less Open

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first anniversary in office arrived on March 14 amid easing economic growth, rising nationalism, a perceived reining in of room for expression on the Internet, and heightened regional tension.<p>Against that backdrop, what risks are ahead for China’s relations with the …

Asia Global Institute on Twitter: "Victor K Fung: We agree then that Asia needs to rethink traditional approaches to growth and sustainability–now we are exploring what's next"

China Failing To Meet Its Environmental Targets

In China, 2013 has been a year of notorious pollution. Beijing just had the most smoggy Christmas ever.<p>Despite the worsening environmental conditions, China’s overall progress to meet its 2011- 2015 environmental goals is “smooth,” according to a report submitted to the National People’s Congress. …

Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later

Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price from inexpensive to downright cheap. Still, despite an active and encouraged developer community with …

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Chinese sewage is feeding superbugs that no antibiotic can kill

Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives and extended billions of others. But paradoxically, the more they are used the more the bacteria they fight get stronger, with potentially lethal consequences.<p>While some “superbugs,” as antibiotic-resistant bacteria are known, can be killed with …

Medicine

Mexico’s Congress approved a bill to end a 75-year state oil monopoly and generate $20 billion in additional foreign investment a year. | http://bloom.bg/1e8xxBU (Photo: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Six settings to enhance browsing in Safari

<b>Set homepage options</b><br>The first options are those you will see whenever you create a new Safari window or tab, and these are located in the General section of the Safari preferences. In here, you can choose to open new windows and tabs with an empty page, Safari's Top Sites view, the same page that …

China has thrown down a gauntlet to America | Financial Times

At first glance, Beijing’s designation of an air defence zone in the East China Sea marks a calibrated escalation of its longstanding dispute with …

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China’s monetary squeeze collides with housing bubble | Financial Times

International investors often complain that they have a hard time understanding the actions of the People’s Bank of China. The PBOC still seems to …

Beijing must pull off a mix of Mao and markets | Financial Times

The plenum in Beijing may be a landmark. Most early commentary has focused on its economic reforms. But it has been little noted that the political …

China’s new air defense zone forces commercial airlines to weigh country against safety

China’s controversial new “air defense zone,” which overlaps with existing zones claimed by Japan and South Korea, presents commercial airlines with a knotty problem. Many countries balk at recognizing the zone as Chinese airspace, but China says that airlines flying through it must submit flight …

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China’s air defense zone isn’t the only way the country is exercising its new military muscle

It remains to be seen whether China’s establishment of a controversial “air defense identification zone” in the East China Sea will escalate into a full-blown international diplomatic crisis. What is clear, however, is that the zone is just one way China is boldly flexing its military muscles in …

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