Last month in Lagos, we brought together activists from the tech and oil worlds for a hackathon on the extractive industries of Nigeria. A hackathon, in the lexicon of computer geekery, is what happens when people pool their research, programming, hacking skills to solve a problem or investigate a particular subject, sometimes over a period more »
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In today's roundup we look at whether 'independent academic reports' backing fracking in the US are actually produced by Big Oil in disguise; the debate around a groundbreaking report which puts Peak Oil to rest once and for all, and finally, how Bob Dudley's woes at BP look set to continue for a while yet. Guardian, UK : Is the gas industry buying academics? The "Do we frack, don't we frack" battle has drawn in new contenders to the arena; this time, academics in US universities who, it turns out, have been receiving $$$s from Big Oil while writing pro-fracking reports.