Monday, March 21, 2011

 

News Links, March 22, 2011

Power cut coming, so the links are a bit thin.

## Global economic meltdown ##
GM Korea Cuts Output on Japan Supply Worry
A Looming Disaster: Europe (Newsweek)
World Economic Recovery Faces 'Powerful Shocks,' Roach Says
Mega-Banks and the Next Financial Crisis (WSJ)
"Now the founder of Elliott Management says the biggest banks are headed for another credit meltdown."
IMF Says Sovereign Debt Matches WWII Levels

## Fault lines/flashpoints/military ##
Libya: We might try to kill Gaddafi with air strike, says Liam Fox
Libya Strikes Raise Risks of Oilfield Shutdowns, Reprisals

## Energy/resources ##
German Utilities May Halt Renewable Fund Tax, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Says
Oil shale reserves can turn Israel into major world producer
The energy return will be low at best, and the costs massive. -- RF
Russia to help Europe and Japan with gas

## Got food? ##
Food prices continue to soar (Canada)

## Environment/health ##
European 'Mega' Heat Waves to Increase Over Next 40 Years, Researchers Say
UK Shoppers kept in dark over GM ingredients
Japan Churns Through 'Heroic' Workers Hitting Radiation Limits for Humans

## Intelligence/security/internet/systemic breakdown ##
Gmail In China Being Blocked By Government, Says Google

## Japan ##
Japan death toll likely to top 18,000
WHO warns of "serious" food radiation in disaster-hit Japan
Radioactive steam build-up hits battle to cool reactors
Gray smoke seen rising from No. 3 reactor
Japan Nuclear Agency: No Need To Widen Evacuation Areas Around Nuclear Reactors

## UK ##
Petrol prices reach record high amid fighting in Libya

## US ##
Nearly half of Costa Mesa city employees get layoff notices
Almost Half of U.S., Including New Jersey, Faces Flood Risk
"Almost half the U.S., including crop-growing regions of the Midwest and areas around New York City and northern New Jersey, has a higher-than-average risk of flooding through April."
Obama Budget to Produce $9.5 Trillion Deficit: CBO
U.S. No Longer a Top-25 Globalized Nation
Foreclosure toll in Nevada: 1 in 7 homes sitting empty




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