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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hanford Advisory Board recommends DOE start building new waste tanks


Hanford Advisory Board recommends DOE start building new waste tanks
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
The Hanford Advisory Board is recommending the Department of Energy start work immediately to build new storage tanks for high-level radioactive waste. The board acknowledged the recommendation was a significant shift in the board's thinking. In the ...http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/03/2158001/hanford-advisory-board-recommends.html

Fukushima fallout fails to thwart China's nuclear ambitions

Fukushima fallout fails to thwart China's nuclear ambitions

Alberta Oil Magazine -
China has a voracious appetite for energy. And as the Middle Kingdom's energy needs grow, its leaders are looking to all forms of fuels – oil, natural gas, wind, solar and nuclear – to meet those needs. However, since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, ...http://www.albertaoilmagazine.com/2012/11/fukushima-fallout-fails-to-thwart-chinas-nuclear-ambitions/

Looking beyond the boundaries

Looking beyond the boundaries

China Daily -
Chinese nuclear companies should broaden horizon by forming more joint ventures in overseas markets. On Oct 24, the State Council of China cleared the Nuclear Power Safety Plan (2011-20) as well as the Mid- and Long-term Development Plan for ...http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-11/03/content_15872054.htm

UN urges health measures amid N-crisis

UN urges health measures amid N-crisis

The Daily Yomiuri - ‎45 minutes ago‎
U.N. urges health measures amid N-crisis. GENEVA (Jiji Press)--In its recommendations compiled Friday, a working group of the U.N. Human Rights Council urged Japan to take protective measures against possible negative health effects of radiation from ...https://www.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-11/03/content_15872031.htm&hl=en&geo=us

How Damaging is Radiation?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQmnztyXwVA&feature=plcp

Are Humans to Blame? Science Is Out

Are Humans to Blame? Science Is Out



https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/science/earth/scientists-unsure-if-climate-change-is-to-blame-for-hurricane-sandy.html?smid=tw-nytenvironment&seid=auto

New Nuclear Build: Is it Expensive or is it Cheap?

New Nuclear Build: Is it Expensive or is it Cheap?https://uknuclear.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/new-nuclear-build-is-it-expensive-or-is-it-cheap/

US NRC staff recommends ordering vent filters at 31 nuclear units


US NRC staff recommends ordering vent filters at 31 nuclear unitshttp://platts.com/RSSFeedDetailedNews/RSSFeed/ElectricPower/7214147

NRC terminates application for Calvert Cliffs reactor

NRC terminates application for Calvert Cliffs reactorhttp://www.capitalgazette.com/news/business/nrc-terminates-application-for-calvert-cliffs-reactor/article_8fe5cfcf-4df7-53b0-8eef-394ea958bb57.html

UPDATE 2-Fluor falls short as mining work slows, awaits NuScale

UPDATE 2-Fluor falls short as mining work slows, awaits NuScalehttp://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/01/fluor-results-idUSL1E8M1E9620121101

Tulenko and Garcia: Dispelling the myths about U.S. nuclear power

Tulenko and Garcia: Dispelling the myths about U.S. nuclear powerhttp://www.gainesville.com/article/20121031/OPINION03/121029508/0/news?Title=Tulenko-and-Garcia-Dispelling-the-myths-about-U-S-nuclear-power

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How to Protect Our Communities from Climate Change and Extreme Weather Like Sandy

How to Protect Our Communities from Climate Change and Extreme Weather Like Sandy

Foreign Policy: Why Bloomberg Endorsed Obama

Foreign Policy: Why Bloomberg Endorsed Obama

When it rains, it pours. First came Sandy, the incarnation of the Rumsfeldian “unknown unknowns.” Then came the political hurricane, with three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsing Barack Obama for his second.http://theenergycollective.com/gernotwagner/138636/foreign-policy-why-bloomberg-endorsed-obama?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

USGS Releases Utica Shale Assessment

USGS Releases Utica Shale Assessment

The U.S. Geological Survey has discovered that the Utica ShaleA fine grained sedimentary rock composed mostly of consolidated clay or mud. Shale is the most frequently occurring sedimentary rock. contains about 38 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gasA naturally occurring mixture of hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon gases beneath the earth’s surface – often

(More)…http://shalestuff.com/shale-industry/usgs-releases-utica-shale-assessment/article03995

Natural Gas: America's Future Electric Grid?


Natural Gas: America's Future Electric Grid?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2012/11/03/natural-gas-americas-future-electric-grid/

For Good Science Journalism, Blogs Are a Better Bet Than "Old Media"

For Good Science Journalism, Blogs Are a Better Bet Than "Old Media"


http://bigthink.com/Mind-Matters/for-good-science-journalism-blogs-are-a-better-bet-than-old-media

How to Fight Climate Change and Rebuild a Stricken City by Chris Williams


How to Fight Climate Change and Rebuild a Stricken City

by Chris Williams http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/11/how-to-fight-climate-change-and-rebuild-a-stricken-city/

Restore the shore update

Restore The Shore....
Hurricane Sandy   
November 3, 2012 A.M. Update

 
New Jersey County Offices Of Emergency Management
Contact Information:


  
DONATIONS

US Red Cross  
RED Cross Donate   
The Red Cross has provided more than 23,000 overnight shelter stays since Saturday to those communities in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast suffering from widespread power outages, wind damage and significant flooding from Superstorm Sandy.
Thru Thursday night, more than 9,000 people stayed in 171 Red Cross shelters across 13 states. More than 100,800 meals and snacks have been served.
Financial donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

You can also go to iTunes/redcross or text 90999 to REDCROSS for an automatic $10 donation
Or Click This Link To Give More: 

Additional Donations:

The Jewish Federations of North America
has opened the JFNA Hurricane Relief Fund


  

November 2, 2012 News
  
FEMA CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Us:
 
Phone: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
TTY: 1 (800) 462-7585
Online Registration
Technical Assistance:
 
Phone: 1 (800) 745-0243
Apply For Assistance:

Jersey Shore Hurricane News On Facebook

Hurricane Sandy Coming Together Benefit Concert
Tonight On NBC

ALERTS! 
Do No Use Your Gas Oven To Heat Your Home!
It Can Cause High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide
To Raise Inside Your Home

Leave Your Gas Powered Generators Outside Your Home
In A Non-Visible Area.
Thieves Are Stealing Them!

When Purchasing A Generator Make Sure You Purchase
A Rental Grade Generator With A Voltage Selection Dial.

Make Sure All Your Windows And Doors Are Locked.
Looting Is Becoming A Serious Issue And Police Departments Are Concentrating On Search And Rescue Operations

November 1, 2012 News  
NJ Office of Emergency Management
List of hotels, pharmacies, restaurants and gas stations
that are currently open

NJ Governor Christie Warns Of
Contractor And Charity Scams

Christie Administration Activates
Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline -
Volunteers Asked to Call 1-800-JERSEY-7

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Hitachi will seek investors in Horizon

Hitachi will seek investors in Horizon

The Horizon Nuclear Power project will be taken forward by Hitachi, but the Japanese firm will secure other investors before construction starts on the first new reactor
Outlining its intentions to World Nuclear News, Hitachi explained that it had received interest in Horizon from a broad range of firms with backgrounds in engineering, manufacturing, trading and financial investment.http://energyandnuclear.com/2012/11/02/hitachi-will-seek-investors-in-horizon/

Hurricane Sandy, Smart Grids And Advanced Storage Technology

Hurricane Sandy, Smart Grids And Advanced Storage Technology

There’s a lot of good reasons to have some advanced energy distribution systems at the ready in your home, community and throughout the grid. If a tree falls on a wire and no one is there to hear it, it will be like it never happened at your house. At least you’ll have enough power to recharge your iPad until the utility company gets around to fixing that felled wire.http://theenergycollective.com/coryrenauer/138061/hurricane-sandy-smart-grids-and-advanced-storage-technology?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=The+Energy+Collective+%28all+posts%29

A Grim Warning From Science

A Grim Warning From Science

Bill McKibben, NY Review of Books
One of the things that makes Sandy different from Katrina is that it’s a relatively clean story. The lessons of Katrina were numerous and painful—they had to do with race, with class, with the willful incompetence of a government that had put a professional Arabian horse fancier in charge of its rescue efforts. . .http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/nov/01/hurricane-sandy-warning-science/

Its Temelin Reactor Bid Rejected, Areva Considers Legal Action

Its Temelin Reactor Bid Rejected, Areva Considers Legal Action

After being dropped from contention to build two new reactors in the Czech Republic, Areva has said it will appeal to the Czech government and the European Union.http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2012/11/02/its-temelin-reactor-bid-rejected_2c00_-areva-considers-legal-action-110201.aspx

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has planned a public meeting on changes to its regulatory framework, while in Japan TEPCO faces accusations of putting its workers at Fukushima at risk.

Developments in the last week related to the nuclear plant severely damaged in last year's Japanese earthquake and tsunami include:http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2012/11/02/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-plant-weekly-review-110202.aspx

A Hard Look at US Reactor Hardware After Fukushima

A Hard Look at US Reactor Hardware After Fukushima

New York Times (blog) -
Over the objections of the nuclear industry, the staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is planning to recommend the adoption of a new rule requiring American reactors similar to the ones at Fukushima Daiichi to install emergency vents with filters on ...http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/a-hard-look-at-u-s-reactor-hardware-after-fukushima/

China Nuclear Plans still on course


Nuclear plans still on course

China Daily -
UK aims for lower carbon footprint with more clean energy generation. Nuclear power, once labeled as the cleanest and most efficient source of energy, appeared to be on its way out after the Fukushima disaster in Japan last year. The axe certainly looked ...

Structuring a healthy blueprint

China Daily -
Resource integration, government support vital for long-term success of overseas nuclear projects. Though last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster has influenced the development of nuclear power worldwide, there is no doubt that nuclear power is still an ...

Looking beyond the boundaries

China Daily -
Chinese nuclear companies should broaden horizon by forming more joint ventures in overseas markets. On Oct 24, the State Council of China cleared the Nuclear Power Safety Plan (2011-20) as well as the Mid- and Long-term Development Plan for ...

Future power[1]|chinadaily.com.cn

China Daily -
Demand for clean energy gives Chinese nuclear companies ample opportunities in overseas markets. Unsatisfied with being just a market and testing ground of new reactor technologies for developed countries, China is now looking to be an energetic ...

China takes right path for expanding nuclear power

South China Morning Post (subscription) -
From every disaster there is a lesson and China has taken the calamity at Japan's Fukushima plant 19 months ago to heart. Rather than charging ahead with its ambitious programme, it has done what should be expected: stop, check, review and proceed ...

China nuclear firm looks to fund 6 projects with IPO

Fox News -
China Nuclear Engineering Co. plans to launch an initial public offering on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with a view to financing six atomic energy projects, the Environmental Protection Ministry announced Friday. The company is aiming to raise 1.8 billion ...

Sandy, Fukushima, and the Nuclear Industry


Sandy, Fukushima, and the Nuclear Industry
New Yorker (blog)
Fukushima, of course, was the site of the triple meltdown in Japan, in March of 2011, which was triggered by an earthquake and tsunami beyond anything that Japanese nuclear officials had planned for. It became the world's largest nuclear disaster sincehttp://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2012/11/sandy-fukushima-and-the-nuclear-industry.html

Promoting nuclear safety and nuclear security in the Middle East region


Mark Fitzpatrick put together a nice background paper (pdf) on nuclear power in the Middle East
Promoting nuclear safety and nuclear security in the Middle East region
MARK FITZP A TRICK
Background paper
Second EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Seminar to Promote Confidence Building and in Support of a Process Aimed at Establishing a Zone Free of WMD and Means of Delivery in the Middle East Brussels, 5-6 November 2012

ANS Update: Friday Nuclear Matinee

American Nuclear Society

Friday Nuclear Matinee: E=mc² is incomplete (!)

By pbowersox on Nov 02, 2012 12:00 am

Albert Einstein’s famous equation E=mc² explains, of course, why a nuclear power reactor can generate so much electricity in such a relatively tiny space, while using such a relatively tiny amount of fuel. Electricity from other forms of energy, say tidal or wind motion, sunlight, … Continue reading
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Friday, November 2, 2012

CIVIL NUCLEAR German nuclear exit delivers economic, environmental benefits

CIVIL NUCLEAR
German nuclear exit delivers economic, environmental benefitshttp://www.nuclearpowerdaily.com/reports/German_nuclear_exit_delivers_economic_environmental_benefits_999.html

POWER Magazine Announces Nuclear Top Plant Award Winners

POWER Magazine Announces Nuclear Top Plant Award Winners
HOUSTON, November 1, 2012 – Each year, POWER magazine selects the most noteworthy nuclear power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the November issue, and awards are presented at a banquet the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year’s award-winning nuclear Top Plants are:
  • North Anna Power Station, Louisa County, Virginia. For decades now, U.S. nuclear generators, faced with daunting barriers to new con­struction, have had to practice a special kind of energy efficiency by way of up­grades. Dominion’s North Anna station recently completed its second uprate, this one made possible by steam turbine retrofits.
  • Oconee Nuclear Station, Seneca, South Carolina. Nuclear plant operators and regulators are cautious by nature—for good reason. But you can’t use outmoded equipment forever. By installing the first nuclear plant digital control system in the U.S., Duke Energy has positioned itself at the forefront of an important technology switch.
For more details about these projects, see the November issue of POWER at www.powermag.com.
About POWER
For 130 years POWER magazine has been considered the definitive information source for the power generation market. Through the print magazine and website (www.powermag.com) as well as the weekly POWERnews enewsletter and segment-specific enewsletters, industry professionals learn about best practices, safety issues, improved productivity, and the latest business, legal, and regulatory news.
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jenniferb@powermag.com
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Storm Commentary

Millions Stuck in Dark, Cold Wall Street Journal
Isolated and forgotten: NYC’s hard-hit Staten Island say help is slow to come … Fox News
Outrage In The Powerless Zone: A Dispatch From Downtown Manhattan Gothamist
NYC Subway Riders May Be Dealing With The Effects Of Hurricane Sandy For Years Clusterstock. FYI, we said this in our post today….and I was really hooked on reliable the trains were :-(
Dumpster divers swoop in to grab $40,000 worth of pricy fresh food New York Daily News
Outages Expose Carriers’ Backup Plans Wall Street Journal
Why Europe deserves your respect: They had first word on Hurricane Sandy Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Lambert)
A Crisis Foretold: Studies Warned New York Infrastructure Critically Threatened by Climate Change Democracy Now (Nikki)
Why Seas Are Rising Ahead of Predictions: Estimates of Rate of Future Sea-Level Rise May Be Too Low Science Daily (furzy mouse)
Economic Loss Estimate Is Now Up to $50 Billion New York Times.

Sandy Aftermath and the Fragility of Complex Systems

Sandy Aftermath and the Fragility of Complex Systems

Even though the news media are generally focusing on the “progress is being made” aspects of the Hurricane Sandy aftermath (in large measure because that’s what officials are pushing), there is still a great deal of distress, as well as probable long-lingering problems that are not being acknowledged.
We are going to keep following the story not so much because it’s in the area (although NYC and East Coast residents are overweighted in the NC readership) but because it’s an example of what happens when a complex system suffers serious damage. Sandy is serving as a laboratory for what we have in store as the population becomes every more urban and lives in bigger and bigger cities and those cities experience disasters.
This is not a comprehensive list of current and possible persistent stresses; I welcome additional reader comments:
Read more at http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/11/sandy-aftermath-and-the-fragility-of-complex-systems.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29#h93E4GBDiqB7DZmS.99

PennEnergy's Top Oil & Gas News 11/02

Top Oil & Gas News
PennEnergy Video News Update
From the effects of Hurricane Sandy, to the suspicious murder of an Exxon exec, to the upcoming Deepwater Horizon trial, all of the week's biggest headlines are in the PennEnergy Video News Update.
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Sandy strikes: Crude oil price falls as demand drops
The superstorm Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the U.S. Monday, causing excessive destruction and several deaths. Markets are seeing the effect, as the price of crude oil falls due to diminished demand.
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Diesel spills into New Jersey creek after damaged tanks rupture
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Deadly shooting of Exxon exec compared to assassination
Japan asks for exemption from Iran oil sanctions
BP oil rig spill trial now set to begin in February
Shale gas boom helps Exxon Mobil raw material gains
Oil and gas exploration improving US economy, job market
Glitne offshore oil field to close after 12 years of production
BG Group agrees to sell QCLNG stake and new LNG supply to CNOOC
Tullow hits oil at Twiga South-1 onshore well
Future gas field, pipeline planned for Russia
TransCanada and Phoenix Energy form joint venture for Grand Rapids Pipeline System

After Hurricane Sandy: 18 updating outage maps to watch

After Hurricane Sandy: 18 updating outage maps to watch http://www.utilitydive.com/news/after-hurricane-sandy-18-updating-outage-maps-to-watch/68179/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-02+091315598196&utm_content=Utility+Dive+created+2012-11-02+091315598196+CID_9f294e35916066a49ea3d0ab907ff98c&utm_source=campaignmonitor&utm_term=After%20Hurricane%20Sandy%2018%20updating%20outage%20maps%20to%20watch

After Hurricane Sandy: 18 updating outage maps to watch

Oct. 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy delivered unprecedented levels of damage to the Northeast this week, and utilities from around the country from New Orleans to Wisconsin have sent in able-bodied line workers to assist with repairs. Staying on top of the outages can be a difficult task, but updating status reports the following utilities can be found at these links:
Appalachian Power—Appalachian Power's map still shows significant outages in Virginia and Tennessee as of Tuesday.
Atlantic City Electric—Sandy left New Jersey with lots of work to be done, and ACE's map shows much of it with nearly 180,000 customers still without power as of Tuesday.
BGE—Baltimore Gas & Electric shows just under 200,000 customers without power as of around noon Tuesday. It also keeps track of the more than 100,000 restorations that have taken places since Sandy first hit.
Connecticut Light & Power—CL&P's map showed about 38% of its customers being affected by outages Tuesday following the storm.
Consolidated Edison—Con Ed is at the center of attention right now, with 11,431 outages affecting 804,813 customers, most visibly in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Dominion Resources—Dominion customers saw significant outages as well, particulary in and around Fredericksburg, Va.
Duke Energy—Duke collects links to all of its customers, including those being served by Progress Energy, in the Carolinas, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Florida.
FirstEnergy Corp—including Potomac Edison and Jersey
Long Island Power Authority—Long Island still showed nearly a million customers without power as of midday Tuesday. Their interactive map shows outages and update times for the area.
National Grid—National Grid was still working to fix almost 4,000 outages affecting more than 180,000 customers around the Northeast on Tuesday, according to their map.
NOVEC—NOVEC had almost 14,000 customers affected by outages in Virginia/D.C. area as of Tuesday.
NStar—NStar was still at work in Massachusetts Tuesday with about 6% of its 1,151,085 customers still impacted by outages.
PECO—Pennsylvania's largest utility company keeps track of its repair efforts on PECO.com.
Pepco—D.C.'s major electric provider showed 1,198 outages affecting 13,721 customers the day after the storm.
PPL—PPL Electric Utilities has almost 400,000 customers without power as of Tuesday, and it keeps track its current outages in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania on its site.
PSE&G—Public Electric Service & Gas was still working to restore power in several areas of New Jersey after Sandy. Status updates can be seen on PSEG.com.
Unitil—Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire situations can be tracked on Unitil's website. All three states were experiencing outages Tuesday.
Western Massachusetts Electric—Outages were affecting power for about 4% of 212,768 Western Mass customers Tuesday, according to its map.
 

Fear and Facts about Nuclear Plants and Hurricanes

Fear and Facts about Nuclear Plants and Hurricanes http://yesvy.blogspot.com/2012/11/fear-and-facts-about-nuclear-plants-and.html#.UJPYURjy-pI

Does Sandy Mean We Should Have Fewer Nukes, or More? By John Horgan | November 2, 2012 | Comments1


Restore the Shore Update

Restore The Shore....
Hurricane Sandy   
November 2, 2012 A.M. Update

FEMA CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact Us:
 
Phone: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
TTY: 1 (800) 462-7585
Online Registration
Technical Assistance:
 
Phone: 1 (800) 745-0243
Apply For Assistance:

Jersey Shore Hurricane News On Facebook

Hurricane Sandy Coming Together Benefit Concert
Tonight On NBC

ALERTS! 
Do No Use Your Gas Oven To Heat Your Home!
It Can Cause High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide
To Raise Inside Your Home

Leave Your Gas Powered Generators Outside Your Home
In A Non-Visible Area.
Thieves Are Stealing Them!

When Purchasing A Generator Make Sure You Purchase
A Rental Grade Generator With A Voltage Selection Dial.

Make Sure All Your Windows And Doors Are Locked.
Looting Is Becoming A Serious Issue And Police Departments Are Concentrating On Search And Rescue Operations

November 1, 2012 News  
NJ Office of Emergency Management
List of hotels, pharmacies, restaurants and gas stations
that are currently open

NJ Governor Christie Warns Of
Contractor And Charity Scams

Christie Administration Activates
Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline -
Volunteers Asked to Call 1-800-JERSEY-7

Please send links and notifications to:


 

CIA Rushed To Save Diplomats As Libya Attack Was Underway -- Washington Post

CIA Rushed To Save Diplomats As Libya Attack Was Underway -- Washington Post

The CIA rushed security operatives to an American diplomatic compound in Libya within 25 minutes after it had come under attack and played a more central role in the effort to fend off a night-long siege than has been publicly acknowledged, U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday.

The agency mobilized the evacuation effort, took control of an unarmed U.S. military drone to map possible escape routes, dispatched an emergency security team from Tripoli, the capital, and chartered aircraft that ultimately carried surviving U.S. personnel to safety on Sept. 12, U.S. officials said.

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Update: In Benghazi Timeline, CIA Errors But No Evidence Of Conspiracy -- Washington Post

Exxon study wins FT book award


Breaking News
 

Exxon study wins FT book award
By Andrew Hill in New York

Steve Coll’s Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

The judges selected Mr Coll’s in-depth investigation of the US oil company following the closest contest in the history of the prize. The final decision was unanimous, but at least four of the six shortlisted books were in contention until the final round of discussion.

Mr Coll, a staff writer at The New Yorker and president of the New America Foundation think-tank, received the £30,000 prize from Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs’ chief executive, and Lionel Barber, the FT’s editor, in New York on Thursday.

Mr Barber, who chaired the judging panel, praised Mr Coll’s “forensic, nuanced and extremely well written” book. Another judge, Jorma Ollila, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, one of ExxonMobil’s rivals, said it “told the reader how, in the 21st century, you manage a truly global company and the relationship between business and society”.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Why seas are rising ahead of predictions: Estimates of rate of future sea-level rise may be too low

Why seas are rising ahead of predictions: Estimates of rate of future sea-level rise may be too low

Sea levels are rising faster than expected from global warming, and geologists now have a good idea why. The last official IPCC report in 2007 projected a global sea level rise between 0.2 and 0.5 meters by the year 2100. But current sea-level rise measurements meet or exceed the high end of that range and suggest a rise of one meter or more by the end of the century.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121101153549.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_environment+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Environment%29