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Thousands of bombs dumped in Gulf of Mexico pose huge threat to oil rigs

After World War II the US government dumped millions of kilograms of unexploded bombs into the Gulf of Mexico. Now that technology allows oil companies to drill deep sea wells in the Gulf of Mexico, those forgotten payloads have become a real hazard.

Money: a new (decentralized) shade of green

As America's clean energy industry takes up position in a no-man's land between subsidies and sustainability, the idea of "Green Banks" is being touted as a life-line that will push the industry into maturity.

It's official – China embraces oil shale and fracking

The Achilles Heel of China’s dramatic economic growth has been its reliance on imported energy, everything from oil to natural gas to coal. Quite aside from draining China’s treasury to pay for energy imports, the Chinese government frets that such reliance on imports diminishes the country’s independence by tying its prosperity to political turmoil in the Middle East and Africa while making those imports viable to interdiction by U.S. naval forces in the event of worsening relations with Washington.

Zimbabwe – last to leave, never mind turning off the lights – they're already off

In the 32 years of his benighted rule, Zimbabwe's President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has done more damage to the country than its white-led minority government ever did.

The IPCC may have outlived its usefulness – an interview with Judith Curry

As the global warming debate increases in its intensity we find both sides deeply entrenched, hurling accusations and lies at one another in an attempt to gain the upper hand.

Canadian Prime Minister shills Alberta oil sands in China

Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in the midst of an official visit to China.

Investment in African renewable energy reaches $3.6 billion in 2011

Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power.

War imminent in straits of Hormuz? $200 a barrel of oil?

The pieces and policies for potential conflict in the Persian Gulf are seemingly drawing inexorably together.

Another Asian Fukushima imminent?

Taiwan imports 99 percent of its energy, which is vital to its rapidly industrializing economy.

Solar breakthrough: cheap quantum dot solar paint

Researchers have reduced the preparation time of quantum dot solar cells to less than an hour by changing the form to a one-coat quantum dot solar paint.