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'World's Biggest Fracker' Pockets $1 Billion in Shady Deal
In March, I wrote a long article about the fracking boom for Rolling Stone, focusing on Chesapeake Energy, whose CEO, Aubrey McClendon proudly boasted to me, "We're the biggest frackers in the world." The story raised questions ... One example: in 1993 ...
For Chesapeake's CEO, a Complex Web of Loans  Wall Street Journal
Historysis
Arab League states account for almost a third of the world's autocracies, according to a democracy index constructed by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist. The challenge is understanding why. Popular theories include ...
Shell-Iogen plant cancellation raises doubts about new biofuel technology
Ottawa-based Iogen Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have killed a plan to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in Canada, raising new doubts about a technology that governments have touted as ready to make a major contribution to North America's fuel ...
Shell, Iogen, and Cancellation in Manitoba: Answers to Your Questions  Biofuels Digest
The Science Behind Yokohama's Orange Oil Tires
The Yokohama AVID Ascend is an all-season Grand Touring tire that offers remarkable tread wear with, the company says, little or no sacrifice in grip.
Carbon Trading: Projects outside trust's criteria but reaping benefits criticized
When the provincial government set the rules for the new carbon-trading economy, they were clear. Public institutions would be compelled to contribute money to a fund to compensate for producing greenhouse gas emissions.
Istanbuls and bears
Bustling below is a city of 15m that lies at the heart of one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Figures released on April 2nd showed that Turkey's GDP rose by 8.5% in 2011 after a 9% increase in 2010 (see chart 1).
What makes heroic strife
FOR the past decade or so, generals commanding the world's most advanced armies have been able to rely on accurate forecasts of the outcomes of conventional battles.
Keeping NATO Relevant
And all of this manpower has to be dedicated to counterinsurgency operations that the RAND Corporation estimates last at least sixteen years, based on the historical average.
Graduate Schools Need to Improve Career Counseling, Report Says
By 2020, 2.6 million new jobs will require an advanced degree, according to a report being released today by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service. And graduate schools need to do a better job, the report says, of ...
Energy Transfer Partners to Buy Sunoco for $5.3 Billion
The key assets for Energy Transfer in the deal are Sunoco's 7,900 miles of crude-oil and refined-fuel pipelines, which will give the Dallas-based company a toehold in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Those areas are ...
Energy Transfer to Buy Sunoco to Add Oil, Gas Logistics  Bloomberg