What We Read Today 20 August 2014

August 20th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

  • A breakthrough in Chinese climate policy? Not likely (Julian Snelder, China Spectator) The manufacture of syngas from coal has been touted as a green energy initiative. Problems with that, though. It is not really green and the economics of the process are not good.

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Articles about Ferguson:

Holder takes on Ferguson: AG ‘flooding the zone’ with investigators, heads to Missouri (Fox News)

Obama Sends Holder to Ferguson With Limited Legal Tools (Mike Dorning, Bloomberg)

After Brown autopsy, mom wants officer arrested (Yamiche Alcindor and John Bacon, USA Today)

Ferguson Probe Will Take Time (David Von Drehle, Time)

Articles about wars elsewhere:

Gaza cease-fire broken as militants’ rocket attacks spark retaliatory Israeli airstrikes (William Booth, The Washington Post)

The Tunnels of Gaza (James Verini, National Geographic)

Isis claims to behead US journalist (Richard McGregor and Sam Jones, Financial Times)

Isis captures tanks after Iraqi offensive fails to retake Tikrit (James Starkley, The Times)

Ukraine convoy attack: 'Bodies recovered' in Luhansk (BBC)

Advancing Ukraine troops take fight to heart of pro-Moscow rebellion (Maria Tsvetkova and Noah Barkin, Reuters)

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