Monthly Archives: October 2014

Madagascar Student Punks Anti-Biotech Brigade With Silly, Simplistic Pap. They Are Not Amused.

On May 30, the global group March Against Monsanto (see GLP Facts) held its third coordinated protest in hundreds of cities around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people reportedly participated. But what does this group really stand for beyond their obvious disdain for one company, Monsanto, and biotechnology? One student in Madagascar embarked on…

Ghost Of Milton Friedman Materializes In Chicago, Endorses A Price On Carbon

Friedman

Climate scientists agree that we’re changing the climate in dangerous ways, and economists say we can slow the mess with a price on carbon. Last week, the University of Chicago resurrected its most famous economist to find out what he’d do, and the result is a fascinating, informative, and even entertaining dialectic on the economics…

Win-Win Or Double-Edged Sword? Canadians Capture Carbon From Coal, Use It To Squeeze More Oil Out Of The Ground

SaskPower's new CCS Facility. Image captured from a promotional video available at http://saskpowerccs.com/tour/

For decades, oil companies have been injecting liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) into the ground to get more oil from their wells. It’s a process called enhanced oil recovery (EOR), and it works because CO2 acts as a solvent to free up oil that’s stuck in rock formations. EOR has unintended environmental benefits too, because a lot of that CO2 stays…