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We’re (Almost) #1! Liquid Petroleum Production in the U.S.

The U.S. is on track to become the world’s leading liquid petroleum producer. According to IEA, domestic production of oil was about 11.5m barrels a day in August, and the Financial Times reports that we are likely to surpass Saudi Arabia’s production for the first time in 23 years.

October 2, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Amur Leopard Population Booms—to 57

The world's rarest big cats have become ever-so-slightly less rare over the past decade. According to a census released this week, there are now at least 57 Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) in Russia.

February 24, 2015 — John R. Platt

Canine Distemper Could Wipe Out Siberian Tigers

In 2001 a few tigers in Russia started to show signs of obvious distress. Endangered Amur (or Siberian) tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) were underweight, weak, disoriented and incapable of hunting as a result.

November 6, 2014 — John R. Platt

Ukraine's Top Scientists Turn to Academic Unity in Call for Peace

The political unrest reverberating throughout the Ukraine has prompted its top scientists to send out a plea for peace. Since the crisis escalated last week, after Russia moved to establish control over the largely Russian speaking Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine, it has fueled fears that the conflict will boil over into military action between [...]

March 5, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

Time For Energy Diplomacy

Russia's intervention in Ukraine has unfolded into the most serious East-West crisis in a generation. These events have illustrated Europe's energy insecurity, but also highlight how the United States and European Union now have a tremendous opportunity to advance mutual foreign policy goals.

July 18, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Battle of Gallipoli: A Strategic View, 1915

Scientific American looked at the wider context of the battle for Gallipoli. This Week in World War I: April 24, 1915 April 25, 2015, marks the 100-year anniversary of an important battle in the First World War: it was a major defeat for the Allies (Britain, France and Russia) and a great victory for the [...]

April 24, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Monday Pets: The Russian Fox Study

I’ve decided I want to cover some recent research on social cognition in domesticated dogs. But first, we need some background. So here’s a repost from the old blog.

June 14, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman
Should the U.S. Export Natural Gas?

Should the U.S. Export Natural Gas?

The United States has a lot of natural gas (I’ve already outlined why here). In fact, natural gas will likely overtake petroleum as the leading fuel source in our energy mix in the next decade or two.

March 11, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

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