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PRESS RELEASE BY The National Union of Ogoni Students: 8 October 2006 The National Union of Ogoni Students in her meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on September 30th 2006 deliberated on the state of affairs in Ogoni and Nigeria. We resolved as follows: That: 1. We noticed there was an oil spillage followed by ravaging […]

Los Angeles Times: Oil Giants Put Energy Into Other Resources

By Elizabeth Douglass Inside two half-million-gallon tanks built in the 1950s, a team of microorganisms is preparing to munch its way into the annals of energy innovation. Late this month, the microbes will start transforming truckloads of restaurant grease into electricity for a water pollution control plant in Millbrae, Calif. The one-of-a-kind setup relieves the […]

China Post: Capturing carbon may save climate

2006/10/8 By Gerard Wynn and Alister Doyle LONDON/OSLO, Reuters Burying greenhouse gases underground is emerging as humanity’s number one weapon to fight global warming, hailed by the oil and coal industry and even cautiously welcomed by environmentalists. It sounds simple: capture the heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the power plants and factories that burn fossil fuels, […]

Green Left Weekly: Peak oil: Is the oil running out?

Zoe Kenny “Dear reader, civilisation as we know it is coming to an end soon.” This is how the Peak Oil: Life After the Oil Crash website introduces itself. Peak oil is the theory that the world’s oil supplies will soon reach their highest output, their peak, after which there will be a rapid decline […]

Kuwait Times: Inept govt compounds $29bn Kashagan oil project woes

KUWAIT: Italian energy company ENI and its partners in developing the Kashagan oilfield in Kazakhstan said the project will run over its original $29 billion budget and will be delayed by two to three years beyond its 2008 completion deadline. It was inevitable that the Kashagan project would run over budget and into delays, because […]