Economic crisis

World stock markets tumble as new phase of Greece debt crisis begins

World stock markets have tumbled on Monday, June 29, 2015 after Greece failed to reach a deal with its foreign creditors over the weekend and imposed new strict measures to deal with their debt crisis.Just before 01:00 UTC on June 29, Greek government closed all country

June 29, 2015

Satellite mapping reveals agricultural slowdown in Latin America

For the first time, satellite mapping of Latin America shows that the continent's agricultural expansion has waned in the wake of the global economic downturn, according to UBC research."Nearly every agricultural region across Latin America slowed down in

May 14, 2015

Croatia erases debt for poor citizens to boost economy

The small eastern European nation of Croatia has decided to let Christmas come early for its poorest citizens: Under a new initiative aimed at giving them a fresh start, the government is wiping out their debts, leaving some observers to relate the move to an ancient Bi

February 13, 2015

Being Prepared is not Fear - do YOU have the power?

As I said in last nights Transpicuous News Report, I am not a negative person, nor a pessimist - far from it in fact. But I am a Realist, and right now, the Realist in me says "Be Prepared".At this moment, the world of "Finance" "Economy" a

December 21, 2014

Food prices are rising in America; researchers predict food shortages followed by mass riots

The social contract of peace and compliance only exists in any country so long as society is civil enough to permit it, government policies notwithstanding. So it is with some apprehension that sociologists and demographers are watching vulnerable populations in the Uni

June 23, 2014

Thanks to sweeping legalization measures, marijuana is fastest growing industry in US

As the American economy continues to limp along in near-stagnancy, the few states that have repealed their nonsensical prohibition of cannabis are experiencing major economic boons. A new report released by the marijuana advocacy group Arcview Market

December 19, 2013

15 signs that we are near the peak of an absolutely massive stock market bubble

One of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that "bubbles look like this" and that he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."  But you don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to see what is

December 02, 2013

Natural disasters uprooted more than 32 million people in 2012

32,4 million people were forced to flee their homes last year due to natural disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes, according to a report released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on May 13, 2013. According to the report, 98% of those

May 18, 2013

Bitcoin a smashing success worldwide - exceeds $1 billion in value as other currencies fail

Within just a few short years, Bitcoin is a currency to be reckoned with. Already its value has topped $1 billion with greater gains predicted for the future. As a revolutionary and independent virtual currency, many are flocking to bitcoin in an attempt to avoid

April 05, 2013

Money is not needed in energy abundance

In order to understand the very basis of money, it is best to contemplate how it developed in the first place. Once society developed past the clan stage, when barter, trade and so forth arose, it became the practice to place value on the products of Human energy

December 08, 2012

T.A.P., You're It!

I am out to make a difference. I am out to make it so that every Person affiliated with the oil industry can live more richly than if They worked to retirement and were living off whatever They managed to save, affording up to what it would allow. If They wanted

November 05, 2012

Electrogravitics – A simplified description

Electrogravitics... This technology, in which the separation of positive charges from negative charges produced a movement of that which was between the charged plates towards the positive plate, was being developed and tested in all major aerospace companies in the

October 26, 2012

Stigmergic governance via the web - a way to govern society without a government

In My piece, The End of Entropy, I propose the following:With a central website, in forum style, to address major issues – divided into local sections, regional sections and global sections, with “votes” at a certain level elevating the problems and solutions

October 24, 2012

Rise in global food prices - Food Price Index up 6 percent

As food prices creep up again for the third time in five years, concerns about global food security are also on the rise. The United Nations has reported a climb in global food prices after experiencing a decline over the past three months.Since many countries

August 12, 2012

New study reveals UK potential food crisis

The Sustainable Consumption Institute research claims food which families now take for granted, such as meat and fresh vegetables, could become too expensive for many if global temperatures rise in line with the current trends and reach 4⁰C within the lifetime of

July 11, 2012

Global supply chains cause extinction of many species

Thirty percent of threatened species are at risk because of consumption in developed world according to research made by University of Sydney. The study mapped the world economy to trace the global trade of goods implicated in biodiversity loss such as coffee,

June 16, 2012

Population growth producing more environmental stress

It's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, but it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing. In an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Michigan

June 14, 2012