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Hunger in Afrika, Klimawandel und Land Grab. Über imperiales Denken und sozial-ökologische Fakten | Social Innovation Network

Hunger in Afrika, Klimawandel und Land Grab. Über imperiales Denken und sozial-ökologische Fakten | Social Innovation Network | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Social Innovation Network - Kritik der Konkurrenzgesellschaft – Bausteine für ein kooperatives Leben jenseits des Wachstumszwangs...
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Success at Halting Largest Foreign Land Deal in South Sudan | oaklandinstitute.org

Success at Halting Largest Foreign Land Deal in South Sudan | oaklandinstitute.org | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
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Oil Companies In Libya - Seeking Alpha

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BankTrack.org - pages - home

BankTrack.org - pages - home | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
BankTrack is a global network of civil society organisations and individuals tracking the operations of the private financial sector (commercial banks, investors, insurance companies, pension funds) and its effect on people and the planet.
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Click here to stop the mega-quarry!

Click here to stop the mega-quarry! | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
I've just signed a petition to stop an American hedge-fund from building a massive quarry that would destroy farmland and could poison Canada's drinking water. Join me!
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Indonesia torture case vs ExxonMobil revived

Indonesia torture case vs ExxonMobil revived | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S.appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp by Indonesian villagers who accused the oil giant's security forces of committing murder, torture and other...
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Malaysian activists bring Lynas gripes to town

Malaysian activists bring Lynas gripes to town | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
THE fierce backlash in Malaysia over Lynas Corporation's construction of a controversial rare earth refinery plant has spread to Sydney, with a dozen protesters flying in to picket the company's head office.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/malaysian-activists-bring-lynas-gripes-to-town-20110705-1h0q7.html#ixzz1RRqs9lTP
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Lynas defends rare earths refinery amid radioactive pollution 'threat'

Lynas defends rare earths refinery amid radioactive pollution 'threat' | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
A LYNAS rare-earths refinery in Malaysia faces strict regulating as opposition critics warn of the threat from radioactive pollution.
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Billionaires and Mega-Corporations Behind Immense Land Grab in Africa | World | AlterNet

Billionaires and Mega-Corporations Behind Immense Land Grab in Africa | World | AlterNet | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
20+ African countries are selling or leasing land for intensive agriculture on a shocking scale in what may be the greatest change of ownership since the colonial era.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Continent's Biggest Market Lies Within

allAfrica.com: Africa: Continent's Biggest Market Lies Within | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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Pearl's Gas-To-Liquids project rolls out, taking its cues from many world markets - The Barrel

Whatever it is the market is going to call the product coming out of the new Pearl Gas-to-Liquids project in Qatar, it may prove to be the energy market's ultimate arbitrage play.

Reporting this week by Platts staff members Tim Worledge, Jonty Rushforth and Hengtky H this week, just days after Shell commissioned Pearl, shows just how many different prices and market trends are going to buffet the output from Pearl--by far the world's largest commercial GTL project--and determine where it's going to end up.

The sheer size of the plant shows how this is the "big time" for GTL technology. When both phases are online, Pearl will produce 140,000 b/d of liquids in the form of a distillate blendstock, and 120,000 b/d of NGLs. By contrast, the two other commercial GTL plants are 14,700 b/d (Shell's Bintulu plant in Malaysia) and 34,000 b/d (Oryx in South Africa, operated by Sasol.)

It's not certain just what the output from Pearl is going to be called, since it isn't exactly diesel, and it isn't exactly gasoil, but it most certainly is a distillate. Regardless of the name, it might head to many different markets.

Being located in the Middle East, its output can easily go west to Europe, or east to Singapore and the rest of Asia. But the market consensus seems to be that Europe is a very strong market for Pearl's output, and that's in part because of the US.

The US is now a structural exporter of diesel. Total distillate exports have ranged from 651,000 to 874,000 b/d over the last several months, and within that, exports of ULSD have been at least 400,000 b/d. Those sorts of numbers represent a lot more than arbitrage opportunities; this flow is permanent, or at least as permanent as anything in markets is. Most of those exports are headed to Europe.
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Polen : Bohrerlaubnis für Schiefergas -

Polen : Bohrerlaubnis für Schiefergas - | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Das größte Schiefergas-Vorkommen Europas hat Polen. Um sich von Russland zu emanzipieren, verkauft das Land Bohrgenehmigungen.
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New U.N. Report: U.S. Conflict Minerals Law Having Impact in Congo | Enough

New U.N. Report: U.S. Conflict Minerals Law Having Impact in Congo | Enough | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
The United Nations Group of Experts on Congo issued their latest report this week, highlighting that the Dodd-Frank legislation on conflict minerals is spurring reform in eastern Congo. The U.N.
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Growing Unrest in Azerbaijan Region over Imperiled Lake Orumieh

Growing Unrest in Azerbaijan Region over Imperiled Lake Orumieh | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
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Bolivia: An Indigenous March Against an Indigenous Government · Global Voices

Bolivia: An Indigenous March Against an Indigenous Government · Global Voices | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.
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Gold in Newfoundland | Geology.com

Gold in Newfoundland | Geology.com | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
News about geology and earth science from around the world!
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The Oil Drum | Tech Talk - The oil and gas of Southern Alaska

The Oil Drum | Tech Talk - The oil and gas of Southern Alaska | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
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Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam

Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Asia Times Online. The Asia News Hub providing the latest news and analysis regarding economics, events and trends in business, economy and politics throughout Asia.
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Deal mit Australiern: Siemens will sich Hightech-Metalle sichern - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft

Deal mit Australiern: Siemens will sich Hightech-Metalle sichern - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Der Markt für Seltene Erden befindet sich fest in der Hand Chinas, Hightech-Hersteller klagen über die Abhängigkeit. Siemens versucht nun den Befreiungsschlag: Der Technologie-Konzern will die begehrten Rohstoffe gemeinsam mit einem Partner in...
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Siemens will mit australischer Lynas Windkraftkomponenten bauen | Unternehmen | Reuters

München (Reuters) - Siemens will gemeinsam mit dem australischen Rohstoffunternehmen Lynas Magneten für Windkraftanlagen bauen.
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Mineral-rich Mongolia sells fields - Asia - Al Jazeera English

Mineral-rich Mongolia sells fields - Asia - Al Jazeera English | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Large section of mineral-rich fields sold to international mining companies for upfront investment.

With about 6.5 billion tonnes of untapped reserves, Mongolia’s soils contain almost 70% of all known types of minerals. Its soils contain copper, gold, iron ore, coal, zinc, nickel, silver and tin.

Oyu Tolgoi in the Gobi desert has the world’s largest undeveloped copper and gold deposit. It aims to produce 450,000 tonnes of copper and 300,000 ounces of gold each year.

Now a huge section of the field has been sold off to international mining companies, for a $7bn up-front investment.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from south Gobi, Mongolia.
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Pentagon Papers

Pentagon Papers | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Complete version of Pentagon Papers released in June 2011, including all supplemental documents...
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Natural Gas Is Everywhere | GE Data Visualization

Data Visualization GE Blogs, Making Data Work...
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TLAXCALA: Indien: Unsere Kinder haben die Augen der Nation geöffnet

TLAXCALA: Indien: Unsere Kinder haben die Augen der Nation geöffnet | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
Die Schlagzeilen und die Fernsehkanäle in ganz Indien nahmen die Menschen aus dem Gebiet des geplanten POSCO-Projektes ein und ihren heroischen Kampf, dieses illegale Projekt und den Raub ihres Landes zu stoppen.
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Patagonia Dam Project Inspires Outrage in Chile

Patagonia Dam Project Inspires Outrage in Chile | Geopolitics | Scoop.it
The Chilean government has been rattled by several weeks of large protests against a plan for a $3.2 billion dam complex in a pristine region famous for its beauty.
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