International

"One Thing the Fall of Tripoli Won’t Get Us Is Cheap Gas"

"It would be natural to imagine that the fall of Tripoli would mean a significant decrease in the cost of oil and the pain that the average consumer feels at the pump. After all, in February, when unrest in Libya commenced, oil prices hit a two-year high. Libya is only the 15th biggest oil exporter in the world, but the oil it exports is of a particularly desirable type.

Source: Grist, 08/23/2011

"Asian Honey, Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves"

"A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.  A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities."

Source: Food Safety News, 08/19/2011

"Pondering Impact of Drilling Off Remote Northwest Alaska"

The planned oil-drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's coast could bring spills harder to control than the Deepwater Horizon blowout. For centuries, native Inupiat have huted bowhead whales, bearded seals, walruses, and Caribou here. The Interior Department has approved exploration here by Shell, the company recently cited by the United Nations for decades of oil pollution in the Niger Delta.

Source: Wash Post, 08/17/2011

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - International