Economics

Mitigating the environmental impact of oil and gas extraction in the Peruvian Amazon

Mitigating the environmental impact of oil and gas extraction in the Peruvian Amazon

The Western Amazon is a vast stretch of tropical rainforest, teeming with life found nowhere else in the world. At the confluence of four countries, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil, it has some of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on the planet. Unfortunately, the area is also rich in oil and gas. And where conservationists […]

By May 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Amazon rainforest turning from a carbon sink to a source of carbon

Amazon rainforest turning from a carbon sink to a source of carbon

Often cited as the lungs of the planet, it’s well-known that the Amazon rainforest is under attrition. Agriculture, mining, urban development, hydroelectric dams and global warming each pose separate threats. It seems that the lungs are suffering from the equivalent of lung cancer or emphysema. But just how bad is it, and how bad is […]

By January 20, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Monsanto wants to patent the pig.

Monsanto wants to patent the pig.

From the corporation which wants to control the world by controlling the food, this video tells how Monsanto wants to patent the pig. But how can a corporation get a patent on something that already exists? http://www.documentarywir… Jane Akre, from that great video about Monsanto, bovine growth hormones, and Fox News, “The Corporation- Unsettling Accounts”, […]

And Now the Germs Next Door

And Now the Germs Next Door

What would it take to convince you that your town should play host to the world’s most feared human and animal pathogens? Believe it or not, five states are locked in fierce competition over a proposed bioterror lab that would have them doing just that.

By March 26, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Tough to pump more oil, even at $100

Tough to pump more oil, even at $100

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil at $100 a barrel should give exporters every incentive to pump more, but their difficulty in doing so shows the world is struggling to sustain production. Read the full article here.

By January 9, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

By January 9, 2008 1 Comments Read More →