Tuesday, August 24, 2010


News Links, August 25, 2005

-- Global economic meltdown --
Germany's Deficit More Than Doubles To EUR 42.8 Billion In First Half Of 2010
Pakistan Faces Economic Hit from Flood
Here It Is. Here's The Bursting Of The Bond Bubble (100-year bonds!)
Dow Faces Bouncy Ride to 5,000: Strategist
Gold: The Shadow Currency
Why the Euro Is Doomed
US market underperforms Great Depression
The Return of Greek Tragedy
Jimmy Rogers Is Right! Teach Your Children Mandarin, Damien Hoffman Says
Stocks dive across Europe, led lower by Ireland, Greece
Global economy going nowhere fast

-- Fault lines/flashpoints --
Nineteen bodies found in Mexico mine shaft
China Traffic Jam Could Last Weeks
WWIII ahead: Warfare defining human life by 2020
"Mother of all national security issues: desperate wars over food, water, energy"
Saudi trying to rein in rogue clerics
Pakistan Admits to Sabotaging Karzai's Peace Talks

-- Energy/resources --
How Much Power Does it Take to Run a Wind Turbine?
'Fracking' fractures N.Y. county (US)
Turkmenistan's New Energy Policy Shows a Clear preference for China and the West
Shell Starts Drilling Deepwater Oil Well Near Tupi Field Offshore Brazil
Coal Industry Drinks Up Massive Amounts of Water
Major reports point to oil supply turmoil and price volatility

-- Got food? --
South Atlantic squid catch declining
Chinese Consortium Takes A Look At Potash
Egg Recalls Ripple Through Food Supply (US)
"Less than 200 big companies... supply 95 percent of the eggs in this country."
Nationwide meat recall announced (US)
Potash cartels and impact on food supply

-- Oil disaster --
Defender of the deep: The oil's not gone
Thousands of dead fish surface at mouth of Mississippi River
Gulf oil spill to blame for oily blobs in vital Gulf sea life?
Undersea Oil Plume Vanishes in Gulf, Degraded by Previously Unknown Bug (NYT)

-- Environment/health --
Growing health risk in Pakistan
Honolulu's Trash Woes Get Worse
"Gigantic piles of shrink-wrapped garbage have been moldering in the heat of a Hawaii industrial park for more than five months, waiting for a place to be shipped."
California to Delay Payments Sooner than Expected
America stops buying homes
US home sales in record July slump
The Unremitting Housing Disaster
Commuters face major delays on rails into NYC
More bank failures are coming than we've been led to believe (Forbes)
Economy Like a 'Drunk That Keeps Drinking'
Investors Scatter to Safety
Economy Caught in Depression, Not Recession: Rosenberg
The true national debt

And finally... Japanese companies struggle to deal with workers' Twitter addiction

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