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Lori Burwash

04-Social
February 26, 2019

Hubris Defined

When a 1914 dictionary dropped coal from its definition of “fuel,” the Standard Oil Bulletin gloated. But cheap energy is tough to displace, and hubris is ill-advised.
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04-Social
February 14, 2019

Rocket Man

An early pioneer of rocket-powered travel, Max Valier is an example of the kind of bravado, vision and wild ideas required to alter the course of history.
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06-Geopolitics
February 14, 2019

Long Way Around

During the Arab Oil Embargo, Canada had to use foreign tankers to transport its oil from west to east. Energy security is rarely a priority … until it’s too late.
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04-Social
February 14, 2019

Once Upon a Time…

These children’s stories might seem to be just about a whale, a caboose or a steam shovel. But they’re actually helping to shape the next generation’s energy beliefs.
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04-Social
February 13, 2019

Nobody Tips a Scandiscope

As a young climbing boy meets his fate in the bowels of a tiny flue, Peter examines why the horrific practice of sending children up chimneys persisted for so long.
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