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Three Pinocchios

Over the past months and right after the Senate defeated legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama said that the pipeline was just to move Canadian oil through the US to the Gulf Coast for shipment overseas.  He has also said that he is concerned about it environmental impacts, the small number of jobs […]

Is Global Warming Causing More Snowstorms?

It has become axiomatic (and fashionable) that any change we see in nature is caused by global warming climate change. Global warming was going to make snow a thing of the past. Until someone looked out the window and decided global warming causes more snow. The epic Buffalo, NY storm this week was still in […]

Five numbers reveal our energy future

When the newly elected Congress convenes in January, energy will be a priority. In fact energy is the “foundation” action item according to the just-released roadmap from Speaker of the House John Boehner. So this is a particularly good time to map out just how different the energy world is today, and will be in […]

Is the U.S. Negotiating a Secret Space Arms Control Agreement?

Republicans may be about to take the reins in the Senate but that doesn’t mean the administration is warming up its diplomatic muscles to cooperate and compromise with the Upper Chamber. Instead, it may look for ways it can push its agenda while avoiding Congress altogether. At least that’s what it appears to be doing […]

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Biden Goes To Bat For Eastern Mediterranean Energy, Again

As much of Europe struggles to find their energy footing, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden again set his sights on the industry potential of the Eastern Mediterranean during a visit to the 6th Annual Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Forum in Istanbul.

The Right Way To Think About the Keystone XL pipeline

The energy-security arguments have also shifted. Years ago, energy imports from the Middle East were growing, and Canadian oil seemed like the easiest way to reverse the trend. Today, we’ve realized that domestic oil production is an easier pathway to reducing Middle East imports. With all of these changes, it would seem that the pipeline is no longer necessary. But there are economic and national security arguments for why it’s still worth pursuing.

Nearly half of all web application cyber attacks target retailers, study shows

Nearly half of all web application cyber attack campaigns target retail applications, a study has shown. The retail sector is the most heavily targeted by this type of attack, according to the latest web application attack report by security firm Imperva.

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