A state of emergency has been declared by Russian President Vladimir Putin after tens of thousands of diesel fuel leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle …
The oil firm Burisma sits at the center of the Venn diagram of two of the Kremlin’s hacking … All of that makes Burisma an almost inevitable target for another hack-and-leak operation of the sort …
China and Russia are eyeing up Antarctica — and experts say Australia should be more concerned
The state of the art RSV Nuyina — which was floated last month — will primarily support Australia's scientific research team in Antarctica, but it also has another purpose: shoring up our territorial claim to 42 per cent of the icy continent, where …
As you may have seen, Russia interfered with the last US presidential election via an extensive, nuanced cyber warfare campaign. It sowed strife in the US via all sorts of aggressive, extremist social media campaigns, and it specifically tried to help Donald Trump (aka Don the Con*) get elected.
Russia’s cyber warfare campaigns reached 126 million Americans or more on Facebook alone. Russia also had extensive Twitter and reddit campaigns going, and still does. The result has been extra internal conflict, extra anti-democratic messaging, unusual attacks on our security and investigative bodies, and potentially even an illegitimate president. (Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper believes that he is indeed illegitimate. Former CIA Director John Brennan, meanwhile, believes Vladimir Putin actually has something on Trump since Trump hasn’t been acting innocent and there’s so much lying about sketchy as hell meetings like this.)
It’s frustrating when you’ve clearly been attacked by a hostile foreign country; when your national leader appears to be compromised; and when he is doing one thing after another that benefits Russia over the USA, that favors catastrophe and suffering over human health and comfort, and that subsidizes the oil & gas industry instead of clean energy and electric vehicles.
But that last bit gets to the crux of the matter. Russia is highly dependent on its oil & gas industry. Its economy is already quite weak and its people suffer under a low quality of life as a result, but it’ll get worse if Russia’s oil & gas business is harmed. And, more importantly for the Russian oligarchs running the show over there, it gets much worse for them if they can’t hoard another billion or 10 from oil & gas sales.
Russia intends to bring two nuclear power plants floating on a barge to the Arctic to power oil exploration efforts. What could possibly go wrong?
just as America’s fracking industry created a great belt of industrialisation along the US Gulf coast from Texas to Louisiana. Professor Alan Riley, an energy expert and adviser to the UK government task force on shale gas, reckons that “it is …
Turns out there was foreign money behind these protests. It was no secret then that the Gulf states were funding anti-fracking efforts in America to stop the emerging American energy colossus from turning off the money taps. The Matt Damon movie …
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The Trump & Russian chaos — no matter how extensive it is and where it goes — is a tiny preview of the massive disruption we have coming as the global carbon bubble pops
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Russia, US remove potential 'dirty bomb' parts from Antarctica
“Four radioisotope thermoelectric generators and four sources of ionizing radiation, which were used in different equipment, have been removed from Antarctica within the framework of the joint Russian-American program,” Lukin, who is also in charge of …