Monthly Archives: July 2011

Extreme Weather: The New Normal

Climate experts link current droughts, heat waves, and extreme weather events to climate change. Climate experts warn that setting weather records, be they for high or low temperatures, or record amounts of rain or snow as well as record drought, will likely be the new normal. According to a UN report released July 5, humanity […]

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The Scourge of ‘Peak Oil’

When demand for oil consistently surpasses supply, experts warn that our lives will look “very differently”. Energy derived from oil reaches, quite literally, every aspect of our lives. From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, to how we move ourselves around, without oil, our lives would look very differently. Yet oil is […]

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Murdoch’s Ambitions in the Middle East″

With his media empire under fire in the west, NewsCorp chief eyes the Middle East market. Embroiled in a scandal that has global implications, Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is under fire due to the ongoing fallout resulting from the News of the World scandal. But while News Corp remains under heavy scrutiny in the UK, […]

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Israel Expands Its Borders Into Europe

Recent clampdowns on Palestinian solidarity activists underscore Israel’s ability to outsource its security operations. On July 11, Israel announced it was not interested in having the United Nations become involved as a mediator in its maritime border issues with Lebanon. But when it comes to recruiting other countries to assist in the enforcement of its […]

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