BURN: Natural Gas

Rome BURNS: Berlusconi, Putin and a Natural Gas Pipeline

south stream pipeline

The “South Stream” pipeline, which is slated to start up next year, will bring Russian natural gas directly to Italy and elsewhere in southern and central Europe. It bypasses Ukraine, the transit state for a different Russian pipeline that currently provides the EU with much of its natural gas.

March 6, 2014 more »

Rome BURNS: Russia to raise Ukranian natural gas prices

Putin

Just around lunchtime, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister, sat down to chat with Aleksei Miller, the head of Gazprom, the Russian state gas monopoly. They met in a town called Gorky, outside Moscow. Gorky means “bitter” in Russian. One wonders whether the venue was intended deliberately to underline the Kremlin’s mood regarding developments in Kiev.

March 4, 2014 more »

Fracking vs. Riverdale Mobile Home Park 532

A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

Riverdale Mobile Home Park

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September 14, 2012 more »

Fracking vs. Riverdale Mobile Home Park 2608

A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

Riverdale Mobile Home Park

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September 6, 2012 more »

Fracking vs. Riverdale Mobile Home Park: A Photo Essay by Lynn Johnson

The Riverdale mobile home park used to sit on the banks of the Susquehanna River in north-central Pennsylvania. It housed working families with modest incomes. Earlier this year, all the Riverdale trailer families were evicted to make room for a pump station and pipeline that would move Susquehanna water to fracking sites elsewhere in the…

September 6, 2012 more »

Major Sources of Energy: Their Advantages and Disadvantages

There is no easy answer to what is the best source of energy or electricity. Is the priority reliability, affordability, the economy, international human rights, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, preserving environmental resources, or human health?

 

 

 

 

 

It’s undeniable that today — whether we like it or not — humans…

April 22, 2012 more »

The meaning of combustion

Combustion reactions, or burning, create many different chemical compounds, but the most prevalent one is carbon dioxide. Other compounds produced depend on where the fuel came from and how it was burned.

April 22, 2012 more »

Comparing Sources of Energy

An infographic chart of fossils and renewable energy types, comparing costs, sources, and environmental effects.

January 4, 2011 more »