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  • Energy, the repressed

    In envisioning future technologies, Cobb writes that we often ignore a crucial question: How will we power tomorrow's heavily automated world without ruining the planet? 

  • Cheap oil helps India phase out fuel subsidies

    The big question is whether that modest progress on removing fossil fuel subsidies can be locked in. If oil prices rise, there will be a lot of pressure to reinstitute support.

  • The coming lithium rush

    Smart phones, tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronics demand more lithium. But the largest driver for future lithium use will be in electric vehicles and home batteries for solar panels. That has lithium on the verge a boom for which supply can no longer be taken for granted.

  • Low oil prices unnerve global markets

    A renewed downturn in oil prices is sparking pessimism among traders. In recent weeks speculators have taken the most bearish position on oil in years.

October 5, 2015

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Baby orangutans play with their keeper at the nursery of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Nyaru Menteng, Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Monday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called on Indonesia to take action against people setting fires that have caused choking smoke to drift across the region,...

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