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Peace Dividend: Why China stands to gain the most from the Middle East talks | By Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy

Remember when the Israeli-Palestinian conflict made front pages every day and the United States fought wars to secure oil and gas in the Middle East? Back then, the region’s political problems were of primary economic importance to Americans. But now, as the prospect of energy independence dawns, to whom does the Middle East really matter? On the surface, it sure ...

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Do Obama cabinet picks match his greener second-term talk? | CSMonitor.com

In announcing his new choices to lead the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency Monday, President Obama sent a potentially mixed message about whether he would back up his greener rhetoric since reelection with strong action. For more on this story, visit: Do Obama cabinet picks match his greener second-term talk? – CSMonitor.com. ALSO: … In a voluminous ...

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Alaska ice tested as possible new energy source | Connecticut Post

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big energy source. The U.S. Department of Energy and industry partners over two winters drilled into a reservoir of methane hydrate, which ...

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Three ways Africans are making cheap do-it-yourself electricity | CSMonitor.com

Across Africa, simple carbon-free technologies and local creative partnerships have the electrical juices flowing, expanding grid access and prosperity. In countries like Kenya and Tanzania, 80 to 90 percent of the population lacks access to electricity from an established grid, according to Fast Company. Although electric grids exist in most urban areas, connecting to them and paying monthly bills is ...

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U.S. intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising | AlertNet

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Thursday. The report by the office of the Director of National Intelligence said that areas including South Asia, the Middle East and North ...

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