Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ed Davey defers decision on aviation and shipping in carbon targets
A decision had been expected this week, but now will not be made until 2016
Death toll from Ukraine cold spell rises to 61 - World News | TVNZ
A cold snap in Ukraine has claimed another 24 lives to reach a death toll of 61 people this month after temperatures dropped to minus 23 Celsius, a senior Health Ministry official said today.

Forty-three people died in the streets, nine were found dead at home and nine died in hospitals, Georgy Kozynets said.
American Oil Growing Most Since First Well Signals Independence - Businessweek
The U.S. expanded its oil production this year by the most since the first commercial well was drilled in 1859, upending a belief that Americans were increasingly hooked on foreign crude.

Domestic output grew by a record 766,000 barrels a day to the highest level in 15 years, government data show, putting the nation on pace to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer by 2020.

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