Saturday, October 30, 2010
It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.
Posted by zoolander at 7:39 AM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
For the first time Joanne Kathleen Rowling tells in her own words the story of how the bestselling books of Harry Potter came to life.
Posted by zoolander at 10:14 PM
The Suez crisis in the 1950s signalled the end of Britain's history as a power that could act alone on the world stage.
A new BBC Two series tells the story of Suez using dramatic reconstructions and interviews with participants and witnesses to the crisis.
Suez was British Prime Minister Anthony Eden's downfall. But it made a hero of Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser. In the first of a major three-part series marking the 50th anniversary of the Suez crisis, Betrayal traces the path that led to war. It is a story of occupation, resistance, war and politics which marked the end of British imperial dominance and saw the rise of Arab nationalism. It is also a familiar tale of regime change and intervention, when western leaders attempted to reshape the Middle East - not for the first time.
Posted by zoolander at 10:12 PM