Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally
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  By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery Haiti Chery “When the blind men had each felt a part of the elephant, the king went to each of them and said to each: ‘Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? … Continue reading

Energy Return on Investment (EROI) Nears Limit for Oil and Gas Discovery, Production

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By Jay Kimball, 8020 Vision. Producing a barrel of oil consumes more and more energy. As we approach an EROI of 1:1 (in other words, consuming 1 barrel of oil to produce 1 barrel of oil) it’s game over.

Oiled Pelicans Photo Takes Top Prize

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By Jonathan Amos, BBC News. It is a picture that seems at first to be quite beautiful. Only as the eye lingers do you fully realize its shocking context. By Jonathan Amos, BBC News. It is a picture that seems at first to be quite beautiful. Only as the eye lingers do you fully realize its shocking context. By Jonathan Amos, BBC News. It is a picture that seems at first to be quite beautiful. Only as the eye lingers do you fully realize its shocking context.

New Zealand Oil Spill: Conservationists Warn of Wildlife ‘Tragedy’

By Oliver Milman, The Guardian | Staff, Sydney Morning Herald. Oil spill off the east coast of New Zealand threatens local penguins, whales, seals and seabirds. Conservationists have warned of an impending wildlife “tragedy” caused by an oil spill off the east coast of New Zealand, with populations of penguins, whales, seals and seabirds set to be hardest hit. UPDATES: Oct 2011 Videos of wildlife. Jan 9, 2012 The ship broke in two, debris are washing up on New Zealand beaches, and there is grave concern that more oil will be released.

Lots of Sharks, Lots of Oil Seen Off Bon Secour (with video)

By Ben Raines, Press-Register. Patches of submerged oil were found 40 to 100 feet off the beach, apparently collecting along rip currents and sandbars. Carcasses of sand fleas, speckled crabs, ghost crabs and leopard crabs were spread throughout the oil, a thick layer of the material caking the bodies of the larger crabs. Their claws looked as if they been turned into clubs made of oil.