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Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World's Oldest Wood Architecture

Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World's Oldest Wood Architecture | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

The European Neolithization ~6000−4000 BC represents a pivotal change in human history when farming spread and the mobile style of life of the hunter-foragers was superseded by the agrarian culture. Permanent settlement structures and agricultural production systems required fundamental innovations in technology, subsistence, and resource utilization. Motivation, course, and timing of this transformation, however, remain debatable. Here we present annually resolved and absolutely dated dendroarchaeological information from four wooden water wells of the early Neolithic period that were excavated in Eastern Germany. 


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Ecuador: Correa Wins Re-Election - 3 entries - CEPR, CADTM, TRNN - 2013-02-18 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Ecuador: Correa Wins Re-Election  - 3 entries - CEPR, CADTM, TRNN - 2013-02-18 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

 

 

(1) PRESS RELEASE: Ecuador's Election a "Referendum on Economic Policies," CEPR Co-Director Says

 

 

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/ecuadors-election-a-qreferendum-on-economic-policiesq-cepr-co-director-says

 

 

(2) Équateur : ''révolution citoyenne'', modèle extractiviste et gauches crititiques | Source: CADTM

http://cadtm.org/Equateur-revolution-citoyenne

 

La « révolution citoyenne » en Équateur est l'un des symboles des expériences post-néolibérales sud-américaines et le gouvernement de Rafael Correa est souvent évoqué comme une référence par de nombreuses gauches européennes. Les prochaines élections présidentielles auront lieu dans ce pays le 17 février 2013, dans une conjoncture politique où l'opposition conservatrice a été incapable de présenter une candidature unique et alors que le gouvernement conserve une très forte avance dans les enquêtes d'opinions, mais avec une baisse notable après 6 ans de pouvoir. Il y a deux ans, nous avions établit un premier bilan critique de l'expérience équatorienne (...)

 

 

(3) Correa wins re-election and says banks and mass media don't rule anymore | video feature by TRNN ~9 min.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaDUbJEJnu8

 

 

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Fracking and Shale Oil Won’t Lead to U.S. Energy Independence

Fracking and Shale Oil Won’t Lead to U.S. Energy Independence | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

The United States could see a surge in oil production that could make it the world’s leading oil producer within a decade, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. But that lead will likely be temporary, and it still won’t allow the United States to stop importing oil. Barring technological breakthroughs in oil production and major reductions in consumption, the United States will need to rely on oil from outside its borders for the foreseeable future.

 

This week’s IEA report predicts that a relatively new technology for extracting oil from shale rock could make the United States the world’s leading oil producer within a decade, beating the current leader, Saudi Arabia. The idea that the U.S. could overtake Saudi Arabia, even temporarily, is a stunning development after years of seemingly inexorable declines in domestic oil production. U.S. production had fallen from 10 million barrels a day in the 1980s to 6.9 barrels per day in 2008, even as consumption increased from 15.7 million barrels per day in 1985 to 19.5 million barrels per day in 2008. The IEA estimates that production could reach 11.1 million barrels per day by 2020, almost entirely because of increases in the production of shale oil, which is extracted using the same horizontal drilling and fracking techniques that have flooded the U.S. with cheap natural gas.

 

As of the end of 2011, production had already increased to 8.1 million barrels per day, almost entirely because of shale oil. Production from two major shale resources in the U.S.—the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana and the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, now total about 900,000 barrels per day. In comparison, Saudi Arabia is expected to produce 10.6 million barrels per day in 2020.The shale oil resource, however, is limited. The IEA expects production to start gradually declining by the mid-2020s, at which time Saudi Arabia will reclaim the top spot.

 

Shale oil is creating a surge in U.S. oil production in part because it’s easy to find, says David Houseknecht, a scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey. The oil is spread over large areas, compared to the relatively small pockets of more conventional oil deposits in the United States. So whereas wildcatters drilling for conventional oil might come up empty two-thirds of the time or more, over 95 percent of shale oil wells strike oil.

 

Just how much shale oil can be produced—and how fast—depends heavily on two factors: the price of oil, and how easy it is to overcome possible local objections to oil fracking, says Richard Sears, a former executive at Royal Dutch Shell and a visiting scientist at MIT. Oil shale costs significantly more to produce than oil in Saudi Arabia and many other parts of the world, so for oil companies to go after this resource, oil prices need to stay relatively high. It’s hard to put a firm number on it, but Sears estimates that $50 to $60 a barrel would be enough, compared to the $85 per barrel price of oil now. Houseknecht puts the cost of production at closer to $70 a barrel. Although costs for producing conventional oil in the Middle East also vary, they typically don’t change more than $10 per barrel.


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James Krall's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:42 AM

I really think the U.S. should stop importing so much oil from the middle-east because you never know when they could possibly cut us off due to political differences or something. At least if we were to produce some and import some they'd make the price at the pump go lower for us. Which would boost the economy. But I think that if we are to become a leading producer of oil in the world, I think we should make ourselfs independant in ways of producing energy for ourselves. I think it would just lead to less problems and make it easier for everybody. 

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What Lessons to Learn from the Chelyabinsk Meteor? - SETI Institute 2013-02-22 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

What Lessons to Learn from the Chelyabinsk Meteor? - SETI Institute 2013-02-22 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dssEZiFg8Eg

http://www.seti.org  

 

 

// oAnth: 30 minutes dense information about the actual available knowledge, predictabilty and possible further use of small earth near objects.

 

In case of your interest see also "Surface exploration of small solar system objects": http://youtu.be/g_wNpnkbqpQ

 

also via: http://www.seti.org/weeky-lecture/surface-exploration-small-solar-system-bodies-challenges-and-prospects

 

 

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Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative Right2Water könnte Erfolg haben - RA Stadlers internet law blog 2013-02-11 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative (European Citizens’ Initiative) ist ein Bürgerbeteiligungsinstrument auf EU-Ebene, das zum 01.04.2012 eingeführt wurde. Wenn es gelingt, für ein bestimmtes Vorhaben die Unterstützung von mindestens einer Million Unionsbürger zu erhalten, die allerdings in mindestens sieben Mitgliedsstaaten ein bestimmtes Quorum erreichen müssen, dann muss das EU-Parlament eine Anhörung durchführen, an der auch die Kommission zu beteiligen ist. Eine Pflicht zur Gesetzgebung entsteht daraus aber nicht.

Mit der Initiative Right2Water (  http://www.right2water.eu/ ) steht zum ersten mal eine solche Europäische Bürgerinitiative kurz vor dem Erfolg. Mehr als eine Million Bürger – davon freilich mehr als 800.000 aus Deutschland – haben bereits unterschrieben, das notwendige Quorum ist aber erst in drei Mitgliedsstaaten erreicht. Weil die Initiative aber noch bis November Zeit hat, ist ein erfolgreicher Abschluss wahrscheinlich.

Die Initiative möchte eine marktwirtschaftliche Privatisierung und Liberalisierung der Wasserversorgung verhindern und die EU verpflichten, das Recht auf Zugang zu Wasser zu gewährleisten. Hintergrund ist eine geplante Richtlinie die eine Marktöffnung für öffentliche Aufträge erreichen will. Diese Richtlinie privatisiert letztlich nicht die Wasserversorgung, denn dies steht den Kommunen bereits jetzt grundsätzlich frei. Wenn die Kommune öffentliche Aufträge an ein externes Unternehmen vergibt, soll dieses Vorhaben allerdings künftig europaweit ausgeschrieben werden müssen. Von diesen Vergaberegeln soll nach der Forderung von Right2Water die Wasserversorgung ausgeschlossen bleiben.

 

 

Quell URL (mit hinweisenden Verlinkungen im Text):

http://www.internet-law.de/2013/02/die-europaische-burgerinitiative-right2water-konnte-erfolg-haben.html

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