Posts tagged with
natural gas

Scrambling to Head Off Power Outages Caused by Heat Waves, Rapid Growth, and Disaster

Record-breaking drought and severe heat waves hit Texas, growing pains wracked China, and Japan worked to recover from Fukushima

The Climate Post: Japan, Germany Struggle With Nuclear Power Slowdown

Also, U.S. has few options in the event of a massive oil shortage, and Los Angeles turns “carmageddon” into “carmaheaven”

The Climate Post: Ailing Economies Push Richer Countries to Tap Emergency Oil Reserves

Natural gas fracking may be a “Ponzi scheme,” and U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq spend $20 billion a year on air conditioning

The Climate Post: OPEC Discord May Be “the Beginning of the End” of the Oil Cartel

General Motors’ CEO calls for higher gas taxes to push people to more efficient cars, and MIT researchers develop “Cambridge crude” to give electric cars more flexibility

The Climate Post: Natural Gas Fracking Under Increasing Pressure

In other news, residents along the Mississippi struggled with historic floods, and research shows it’s not easy being green—especially when it comes to biofuels

The Climate Post: Is Natural Gas All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Dirty and hard-to-get fossil fuels—shale gas, shale oil, and tar sands—are rising in prominence, but their regulations and side-effects are getting a fresh look


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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