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Schlumberger reduces seismic fleet as deepwater exploration spending falls

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The world’s largest oilfield services company Schlumberger has announced it will be reducing its WesternGeco fleet as lower commodity prices lead to short-term cost cutting measures by exploration companies. 227 more words

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Cheaper than e-recycling: poisoning Africa.

Millions of tons of our used televisors, computers and other electronic goods are given for free to Ghana (western Africa) because it’s cheaper than recycling it. 133 more words

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Democracy’s Moment of Truth in Burkina Faso?

Author: Ashby Henningsen, UMBC                      _______________________________________________________________________________________

Over the past weekend, the world bore witness to yet another example of how quickly public outcry can catalyze political upheaval. 780 more words

11/10/2014

The Kanem Empire (circa 700–1376)

At its height, the Kanem Empire encompassed an area covering not only much of Chad but also parts of southern Libya (Fezzan) and eastern Niger, northeastern Nigeria and northern Cameroon. 

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About Ebola

I haven’t wanted to write about Ebola. In part, because I don’t want to add to the already rather loud and raucous hysteria.

But also because for some reason I think if I say the name I make it somehow more real, somehow closer to home. 1,073 more words

Florida Orders 21-Day Monitoring For Ebola

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LAKELAND, Florida (CBSMiami/AP) — The state of Florida is taking precautions against the deadly Ebola virus.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering twice daily monitoring for anyone returning from places the U.S. 169 more words

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