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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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