Tombol a hurrikán-szezon. Az alábbi felvétel az Ike nevű 4-es erősségű hurrikánról készült. Gusztáv épphogy szétoszlott, mögötte jön Hanna (trópusi vihar), aztán Ike, és utána Josephine. Az olajmezőkre és a parti infrastruktúrára Ike komoly veszélyt jelenthet ha rossz felé megy. Igen intenzív az idei év és még sok van hátra, tavaly december közepéig tartott.
A kép nagyobb változata letölthető innen. Gyönyörű és veszélyes.
Amerika újabb jópontokat szerzett Pakisztánnál, mivel egy NATO akcióban ismét gyerekek és nők haltak meg. Itt a cikk.
Itt meg a pakisztániak "ünneplik" az esetet.
Jól megy a tőzsde miután napvilágot láttak az USA-ban a kiskereskedelmi és a munkanélküliségi adatok. Lefelé.
Közben úgy tűnik a központi bankok kezdik megelégelni, hogy dollármilliárdokat pumpáljanak a bankrendszerbe.
A Toyota szerint 10 éven belül tetőzhet a folyékony szénhidrogének termelése. Megtudhatjuk az oldalon azt is, hogy mostmár a Prius eladások is csökkennek Amerikában.
Vissza a jővőbe? Nagy Brittanniában annyi autót adtak el augusztusban mint 1966-ban.
A Világgazdaság recesszióban van.
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Cheney's Real Mission in Georgia
Vice President Dick Cheney, on a tour of former Soviet Republics, was working to shore up U.S. alliances in the wake of Russia's military humiliation of Georgia — a mission whose outcome could have profound consequences for Washington's efforts to maintain and expand the flow of oil and natural gas to the West while bypassing Russia.Speaking in Georgia on Thursday, Cheney slammed Russia's "illegitimate, unilateral attempt" to redraw the country's borders and promised ongoing support for Georgia's efforts to join NATO.(…)It may be couched in the rhetoric of the Administration's "freedom agenda," but the key concern in Cheney's visit — and of U.S. foreign policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia over the past two decades — is Western energy requirements. (Indeed, some of Cheney's first meetings in Azerbaijan were with the local heads of BP and Chevron, to discuss the energy situation in the Caspian region in the wake of Russia's action.) The reason for concern is obvious: Georgia is the integral transit route of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline that pumps Caspian Sea oil from Azerbaijan to the Turkish port of Ceyhan while bypassing Russia. And, of course, Azerbaijan is the source of the oil and gas coursing through that pipeline.
Dutch Brewers Say Enthusiasm for Biofuels Waning
THE HAGUE - Enthusiasm for biofuels is receding and European legislators have become more sensitive to the needs of the food industry, hit by soaring commodities prices, the head of the Dutch brewers' association (CBK) says."I am not as afraid as last year that vast areas will be planted with rape seed, replacing grain crops," Jack Verhoek told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday. "I think wisdom has returned." Lawmakers and scientists are warning of problems with large-scale planting of crops for first-generation biofuels, which have been blamed in part for high world food prices because of competition for farmland, Verhoek said."I think if this understanding continues to grow, then people will realise we shouldn't use land for growing fuel crops alone. We should use it first for grain," he said.
"Robin Hoods" steal at the store, give to the poor?
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek anarchists stormed a supermarket on Thursday and handed out food for free in the latest of a wave of raids provoked by soaring consumer prices.About 20 unarmed people, mostly wearing black hoods, carried out the midday robbery in the northern city of Thesaaloniki, police said. Local media have labeled the raiders "Robin Hoods" following previous raids. They take only packets of pasta, rice and cartons of milk which they drop in the middle of the street for people to collect, a police official said. "They have never stolen money or hurt anyone. They ask people to remain calm but use ambush tactics, jumping over cash desks," he said. "When they attack without hoods, people are surprised to see that they are mostly women."The rising cost of living has replaced unemployment as Greeks' main concern. Inflation is officially running at a 10-year high of 4.9 percent although many items have risen in price more sharply.
OPEC to Pump Record Amounts as $109 Oil Stunts Growth
(Bloomberg) -- OPEC, the supplier of 40 percent of the world's oil, will probably keep producing at a record pace as $109-a-barrel crude squeezes the global economy. The 13-nation Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will reject calls from Venezuela and Iran to trim supplies at its Sept. 9 meeting in Vienna, according to 29 of the 32 energy analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.``They want to prevent a build-up of crude stocks, which rules out an increase, but don't want to send prices skyrocketing by announcing a cut,'' said Mike Wittner, head of oil research at Societe Generale SA in London. ``OPEC won't take any formal action.''
U.S. Wind Power Doubles to More Than 20 Gigawatts in Two Years
The amount of wind power that the United States can generate has doubled to more than 20 gigawatts in the last two years, the American Wind Energy Association said Wednesday. Renewable-energy policies, such as state mandates that require utilities to get a certain amount of their energy from renewable sources, have helped drive the growth of U.S. wind from 10 gigawatts in 2006.
U.S. must increase nuclear power - Energy Minister
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States needs to start generating more of its power from nuclear energy, but will still have to rely on coal and oil for the foreseeable future, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy said on Thursday. Dennis Spurgeon told a nuclear energy industry conference in London that the era of cheap oil was over and action was needed to tackle an "energy crisis" facing the United States.
Pakistan: Power outages again trigger violent protest
PESHAWAR: Peshawarites staged a protest rally and blocked Grand Trunk (GT) Road for traffic Tuesday night against frequent power outages during Iftar and Sehar times. Experiencing the worst kind of power cuts on first day of the holy month of Ramazan, the angry residents of City Town, Hashtnagri, Chowk Shadi Pir, Ghari Khana and adjacent areas came out on the roads and chanted slogans against the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) and provincial government. They also pelted vehicles with stones, ripped apart signboards and damaged the shutters of several shops to vent anger.
Kazakh Kashagan might start oil production in 2014
ASTANA (Reuters) - Commercial production at Kazakhstan's giant Kashagan oil field is expected to start later than the agreed 2013 launch date, a Kazakh oil industry official said on Thursday. Tumir Kulibayev, head of the influential KazEnergy association whose members include major Kazakh oil companies including state-owned KazMunaiGas, said the delay would be technical and would not mean a breach of the contract."They are talking about October 2013, but it would be impossible to launch (the production) during the winter so it will be 2014," Kulibayev told an energy conference.
Opec invites Brazil to join group
Iran has invited Brazil to join oil producers' cartel Opec, Brazil's energy and mines minister has said. The moves comes after Brazil recently announced finding major sources of offshore oil, prompting significant international attention. Brazil is considering the invite. Its National Energy Policy Council has the final word on whether it wants to join.