As the week comes to a close, we offer your our week in review.
Business: The Economist
On October 30th, OGX, the oil-and-gas firm at the heart of the business empire of Eike Batista, a flamboyant entrepreneur who was until recently Brazil’s richest man, filed for bankruptcy protection.
Lebanese Gas Stuck in Political Mud
A new report suggests that Lebanon’s off-shore potential is even larger than expected. So what’s keeping them from going after it?
Oceans Warming Faster Than They Have in the Past 10,000 Years
Greenhouse gas emissions have been increasing, but warming has plateaued in recent years. It turns out the heat is likely being absorbed by the ocean depths.
Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supply
Regulation: The NY Times
A leaked draft report form the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that climate change could have wide-ranging negative effects on global agriculture.
‘Low Health Risk’ From Fracking
Human Capital: BBC News
The risks to public health from fracking are low, a new study finds.