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First (?) US "boots on the ground" kill Islamic State's guy in charge of oil and gas.
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There is evidence that the 2007−2010 drought contributed to the conflict in Syria. It was the worst drought in the instrumental record, causing widespread crop failure and a mass migration of farming families to urban centers. Century-long observed trends in precipitation, temperature, and sea-level pressure, supported by climate model results, strongly suggest that anthropogenic forcing has increased the probability of severe and persistent droughts in this region, and made the occurrence of a 3-year drought as severe as that of 2007−2010 2 to 3 times more likely than by natural variability alone. We conclude that human influences on the climate system are implicated in the current Syrian conflict. 
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Surprise...
Conspiracy theorists have long insisted that modern wars revolve around oil. Now research suggests hydrocarbons play an even bigger role in conflicts than they had suspected.
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Four months after the outbreak of the war, a new fight develops: the fight for the most valuable resources. The modern warfare and its war machines need one thing more than anything: oil. The influence is immense - on the battles and the life of the soldiers. Oil, iron, steel or cole resources can be a matter of life and death. Meanwhile, the situation at the Front is gridlocked, especially in the trenches of the Western Front. The Britain's advance into the Ottoman Empire and conquer the city Basra. Their goal is to secure their drilling facilities at the Arab Gulf. 

http://youtu.be/nhxvgpTl7BU
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Beating ISIS, step one: put down the assholes buying stolen oil from them.
Jihadis transit Turkey to get into the ranks of ISIS, and the Turks buy millions of dollars worth of diesel fuel that the murderers of Foley and Sotloff smuggle out.
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Erbil holds an American consulate, and that “thousands” of Americans live there. The city has to be defended ... Fair enough, but why are thousands of Americans in Erbil these days? It is not to take in clean mountain air.
Credit Photograph by Sebastian Meyer/Corbis.
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Tune Revs­gaard Nielsen of the Danish party "Retsforbundet" has written an article about the Gaza oil field. Has many links.
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Enorme mængder naturgas ud for Gazas kyst kan løse Israels nuværende energikrise. Der er kun et problem: Hamas.
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Russia acquired not just a peninsula, but a maritime zone and the rights to tap its seabed for oil and gas reserves potentially worth trillions of dollars.
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"Sand Wars" is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713680/
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The quality of our lives depends not on whether or not we have #conflicts, but on how we respond to them. 

Give yourself the gift of having the ability to welcome cleaning up your issues rather than turning yourself inside out to avoid your issues.. Check out http://goo.gl/y6fQjq #conflictresolution
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Analysis of the conflict risks associated with new finds of fossil fuel in and around Israel.
US military strategists are contemplating the threat of war to redraw the Middle East’s energy architecture around Israel
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Benno Hansen
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One way to claim more sea territory could be to simply build islands in disputed waters.
New islands are being made in the disputed South China Sea by the might of the Chinese state. But a group of marooned Filipinos on a rusting wreck is trying to stand in the way.
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Danish newspaper Børsen today: Mærsk pulls out of Iraq. Islamic State just happens to be attempting occupation of oil rich territories.
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➜ It was almost 9.45pm on the 20th April 2010, in The Macondo Prospect, the Gulf of Mexico. All seemed normal as could be aboard 9-year-old Deepwater Horizon, a semi-submersible, floating drilling rig, owned by Transocean and contracted by Halliburton for British Petroleum. They were drilling an exploratory well, when high pressure methane gas expanded into the drilling riser which then made its way into the drilling rig. Here it ignited and exploded, killing 11 employees. The blowout preventer failed; a device that should have automatically sealed the well. The explosion led to the rig sinking and the biggest oil spill in US maritime history. There had been warnings before the explosion that all was not well. Concerns had been expressed to be cautious as there was indications of shallow gas. Certain actions had been taken by BP to avoid extra costs, which was against the advice of Halliburton, possibly putting the safety of the drilling at risk. Rumours circulated between employees, with claims of issues with the way the project was managed and of corners being cut. On the afternoon of 22nd April a large oil slick was discovered at the former rig site. A sea-floor oil gusher had oil flowing from it. Numerous unsuccessful attempts to stop the alarming flow of an estimated 62,000 barrels of oil per day were made, until eventually, 87 days after the oil spill began, the well was sealed on 19th September 2010. Things were, however, far from fixed....
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Benno Hansen
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Nation finalises purchase of land on Vanua Levu, 2,000km away, but it may be just the first of many seeking refuge
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Surely a British oil company wouldn't have anything to do with this.
Environmentalists around the world have condemned the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
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