Saturday, July 17, 2010


News Links, July 18, 2010

-- Global economic meltdown --
Olive oil shock as consumers feel effects of Greece's financial crisis

-- Spying on you --
Will Google be able to analyze where you move your mouse online?

-- Energy/resources --
Infrastructure development is essential if the EU is to achieve 2020 renewable energy targets
Fires rage for 15 hours after oil pipeline in China explodes
BP Gulf oil leak puts pressure on UK to ban North Sea drilling
China offers Argentina nuclear power technology
Central Asia pipeline brings 2 bcm of gas to China
Carbon trading used as money-laundering front: experts
Tata Motors to introduce Air Car – Is it the next big thing?
*Don't get excited. You still need oil to make the car and to build and maintain roads.
Nuclear fusion – what is it worth?

-- Fault lines --
India says Pakistan must punish Mumbai attackers
Medvedev: Russia seeks explanation from Iran on nuclear program
Clinton off to Afghanistan as war fears rise
Uzbek women accuse state of mass sterilizations
Security summit to focus on Kyrgyzstan
Al-Shabab leader threatens more Uganda attacks

-- Food --
Russian heat wave kills fish, crops

-- Oil gusher --
For US, ongoing battle against changing oil 'Blob'
Even after leak, Gulf's pain may last years
Despite Gulf cleanup efforts, nature will have to do most of it
Question for BP: How Close Are We to the Unthinkable?
BP buys up Gulf scientists for legal defense, roiling academic community
Deepwater Horizon: The Worst-Case, Best-case, and Most-Likely Scenarios (Richard Heinberg)
DOI: BP liable for royalties from Macondo crude

-- Japan --
More tax income needed: governors

-- UK --
Tour operator collapse leaves Britons in Greece and Turkey
Britain set to swelter under hot temperatures as heatwave returns

-- US --
Ron Paul Silver Ounces Accepted at Michigan Gas Station; Chiropractor Accepts Gold, Silver, Apple Pie; Back to the Stone Age; Chickens Invade Lansing
*The almighty dollar is not so almighty anymore.
States Face Budget Crises
Tax Paying Households On A Decline
Rail Carloads Drop to 20% Below 2008 Levels
Majority of Americans Are Now Disciples of the New Frugality
What's behind yet another summer of racial discontent in America?
Police layoffs hit Oakland, one of the nation's most crime-ridden cities
Disaster 101: Preparing Students For A Scary Future
U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
Man with neo-Nazi ties leading patrols in AZ
Senate Committee's NASA Plan Cuts Moon Program
Intuit QuickBooks Online down after power outage

And finally... NASCAR Trucks race postponed by power outage

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