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  • Oil prices near $80. Is the US shale boom in trouble?

    Oil prices continue to drop, energy companies are taking on large amounts of debt, and some call into question rosy projections about a long-term US shale boom. Should we be concerned about the future of American oil and gas?

  • Oil prices: Will the slide hurt the US shale boom?

    Oil prices continue to fall, putting pressure on US drillers who need oil prices to remain relatively high to make production profitable. Low oil prices are already reducing the number of active drilling rigs in the US.

  • Will falling gas prices kill the electric car?

    Gas prices are rapidly dropping due to the slump in crude oil prices and that is bad news for electric cars. The emerging technology has come a long way in recent years, but a prolonged state of low gas prices could further slow the spread of electric cars.

  • Oil prices continue slide; EU strikes a climate deal; US emissions tick up [Recharge]

    Oil prices are continuing their slide on big US crude inventories and Goldman Sachs forecasting oil prices at $75 a barrel. EU leaders have agreed to new climate targets, while in the US, last year's bitter winter pushed up energy emissions. Catch up on the latest in global energy with the Monitor's Recharge.

  • Brazil election: What it means for an aspiring energy superpower

    Brazilians head to the polls Sunday for a runoff election to decide their next president. Regardless of who wins the vote, Brazil's new leader must immediately address the factors limiting the nation’s energy potential, writes Alexis Arthur of the Institute of the Americas.

  • Midterm elections: Why environmental groups are backing Republicans

    Hoping to make climate change a bipartisan issue, environmental groups are endorsing Republicans and moderate Democrats in the midterm elections. The strategy is a pragmatic shift for green groups, who have more money and clout in this election than ever before.

October 29, 2014

Photos of the Day 10/29

A Cambodian student releases a dove to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation, in front of the Royal Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In a rare public speech, Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni urged his compatriots to be united for the sake of the nation.

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