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Oil Prices Drop as Global Warming Rises

David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)
David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home—especially...




  • Winter in New York on Jan. 21, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Tomorrow’s Weather Today

    The Old Farmers’ Almanac predicts a rough winter, with polar vortices expected to produce frigid temperatures and record snowfall across New York and New England... Read more

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    Do Some People Sense the Unseen? (Part 3)

    Often science dismisses what it doesn’t yet grasp, until technology or some other breakthrough turns the tide. Before the advent of MRIs, for example, if... Read more

  • A picture taken through a hole in a wall on June 24, 2014 in the city of Ramadi in the Anbar province, shows buildings that were damaged during fighting between government forces including fighters of the Sunni anti-Al-Qaeda militia Sahwa (Awakening) and anti-government militants, including those from the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (AFP/Getty Images)

    The Case for Aiding Anbar, ISIS-Controlled Iraqi Province

    I ran into some Anbaris in Washington this week. All of them have lost friends or relatives in the fight against Islamist extremism in one... Read more

  • President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi at a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 5. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    ECB Unleashes the Trillion Euro Bazooka, but How Will It Work?

    Mario Draghi did get round to announcing a much-anticipated new round of quantitative easing (QE) in the end, but never have nine minutes felt so... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, heads the Security Council in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

    Putin’s Plan to Fight Recession in Russia Also Increases Kremlin’s Control of the Economy

    The Russian rouble started 2015 in much the same way it finished 2014: badly. After losing nearly 50% of its dollar value between July and... Read more

  • Anti-government protesters take cover under makeshift shields during clash with riot police in Kiev on January 25, 2014. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ukraine Sliding Towards All-Out War Despite Mediation Efforts

    Over the past few days, Ukraine has taken a significant turn for the worse. Fighting between rebels and government forces has intensified, the civilian death... Read more

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    Why Materialism Is Not the Answer

    This talk by Rupert Sheldrake was banned by Ted because he exposes and questions the dogmas of science, which are the default worldview of the... Read more

  • New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Thursday. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

    For Sheldon Silver, What Goes Around Comes Around

    Sheldon Silver and John Liu have little in common, at first glance, beyond their status as New York politicians who have dealt with charges by... Read more

  • Former committee chairman Sen. Patrick J. Leahy(R) (D-Vt.) presents a gavel to new committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 22, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    It’ll Never Be Time for Term Limits on Congress

    It didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. Voters... Read more

  • A Honduran immigrant inspects map of Mexico showing train routes leading north at a shelter for undocumented immigrants on Sept. 14, 2014, in Tenosique, Mexico. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Mexico Cartel Map 2015

    Video Transcript Every year Mexican cartels expand their control over the global drug trade, yet organized crime becomes more divided with crime bosses quickly rising... Read more

  • Encyclopedia Britannica editions at the New York Public Library on March 14, 2012. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Encyclopedias: The Truths du Jour

    The concept of an encyclopedia was invented to offer a comprehensive, yet relatively compact collection of truths that scholars could offer about the world in... Read more

  • A fan holds up a sign honoring late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau during the game against the Green Bay Packers in San Diego on Aug. 9, 2012. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Is There Life After Football for NFL Pros?

    The cascade of woes that have befallen former NFL players has stunned fans and casual observers. Former NFL stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson committed... Read more

  • View of forty tons of marijuana seized to alleged drug cartels in a house of the bordering city of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, being burned by the Mexican Army at their training camp in El Aguaje de La Tuna, Tijuana, Mexico, on May 16, 2014. (Alonso Rochin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Reassessing Organized Crime in Mexico

    Video Transcript Scott Stewart: Hello, I’m Scott Stewart, Stratfor’s vice president of tactical analysis. And I’m joined today by my colleague, Tristan Reed, who’s our lead Mexico crime... Read more

  • People queue at a currency exchange office in Geneva on Jan. 15, 2015. In a shock announcement on Jan. 15, Switzerland's central bank said it was ending a three-year bid to artificially hold down the value of the Swiss franc against the euro, in a move that immediately sent the safe haven currency soaring. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    Did Swiss Bank’s Franc Surprise Signal Start of a Currency War?

    Currency wars have been predicted for years. Outright monetary battles were last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when governments competed to devalue... Read more

  • This photo released by Sony-Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, as Dave and Seth Rogen as Aaron in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Ed Araquel)

    What South Koreans Say About ‘The Interview’

    Original article on www.vagabondjourney.com Weeks after its debut, Sony’s “The Interview” still garners wide attention in the news and on social media. Quite a grand... Read more

  • Workers clean up after an above ground oil pipeline ruptured causing some 10,000 gallons of crude oil to spill into the streets of Los Angeles on May 15, 2014. The oil was knee deep in some areas and spread over a half mile area in Atwater Village, northwest of Los Angeles. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    What if al-Qaeda or ISIL poisoned America’s drinking water, contaminated our rivers, and used the railroads to deliver bombs that randomly exploded with deadly force... Read more


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