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The Energy Crisis

Posted by The Visitor மேல் மே 23, 2008

Recently crude oil prices have been soaring resulting in global inflation. Fossil fuels will be available only for the next few decades, after which we would have to find alternate sources of energy. Researchers are working on alternate sources of energysolar, wind, biomass, nuclear, tidal etc. Here are some related links:

Biomass Gasification
Global demand for petroleum
Global consumption of oil percapita by region

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Gore and IPCC get Nobel prize

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஒக்ரோபர் 12, 2007

Climate change campaigner Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mr Gore, 59, said he was “deeply honoured” while IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri said he was “overwhelmed”.

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Burma Vs Myanmar

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2007

As demonstrations in Burma continue to gather pace, the BBC looks at what triggered the protests, who is involved and what they could mean for the country’s military leaders.

What sparked the protests?

Burma or Myanmar?

The ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising. Rangoon also became Yangon.

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The change was recognised by the United Nations, and by countries such as France and Japan, but not by the United States and the UK.

Shots fired at Burmese protests

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Russia expels UK diplomats

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 19, 2007

On Monday four Russian embassy staff were expelled from the UK as part of the row over the murder in London.

Russia is to expel four UK diplomats in the continuing row over Moscow’s refusal to extradite the man suspected of Alexander Litvinenko’s murder.  

The four diplomats must leave Russia within 10 days, and Moscow is to review visa applications for UK officials.

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he was “disappointed” by what he called a “completely unjustified” move.

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BBC correspondent released

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் ஜூலை 4, 2007

BBC correspondent Alan Johnston has been released by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip after 114 days in captivity.

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Crisis appeal for Darfur region

Posted by பிரேமலதா மேல் மே 25, 2007

UK charities have launched an emergency appeal to save lives in Sudan’s Darfur region and neighbouring countries.

Rape risk spirals for Darfur women

Hawa was raped in broad daylight, the way it often happens here in northern Darfur.

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