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March 13, 2017
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Low-cost monitoring device uses light to quickly detect oil spills



Washington DC (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Researchers have developed a simple device that can detect an oil spill in water and then pinpoint the type of oil present on the surface. The device is designed to float on the water, where it could remotely monitor a small area susceptible to pollution or track the evolution of contamination at a particular location. "Fast detection of a spill is crucial for a quick antipollution response to avoid, as much as possible, the progressive mixture of the oil into the water, which would make cleaning ... read more

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U.S. crude oil sales to Asia quickly growing
Singapore (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
The growing influence of U.S. crude oil exports to Asia was a topic at a recent oil conference in London. ... more
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U.S. companies claim largest onshore oil discovery in 30 years
Washington (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Energy enterprises Repsol and Armstrong Energy say they made the largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in three decades in Alaska. ... more
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Trudeau makes the case for Canadian energy in Houston
Houston (UPI) Mar 10, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirmed his country's energy commitment to the United States during a speech in Houston. ... more
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Native Americans march on White House over Dakota pipeline
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
Native American groups staged a march to the White House Friday against the construction of a controversial oil pipeline, which they fear could desecrate tribal lands and threaten drinking water. ... more
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Oil sands development threatens Canadian nature reserve: UNESCO
Ottawa (AFP) March 10, 2017
Canada has failed to adequately protect a national park and world heritage site that neighbors a massive oil sands development, UNESCO said Friday. ... more
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Tillerson recuses himself from Keystone XL decision
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil executive, recused himself Thursday from any role in approving the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada's tar sands and US refineries. ... more
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Oil falls to below $49 per barrel in selloff
Dallas (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Oil prices fell sharply Thursday, with West Texas Intermediate crude falling below $49 per barrel for the first time this year. ... more
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Shell approves $7.25B Canadian oil sands sale
Vancouver (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell inked a pair of agreements to sell $7.25 billion worth of undeveloped oil sands interests in Canada to other companies in the country. ... more
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Texas energy sector recovery in its infancy
Dallas TX (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Energy sector components are aligning to spawn recovery in Texas, the No. 1 oil producer, but it's still early in the expansion, an industry economist said. ... more
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Advocates turn focus to Minnesota oil pipeline
Saint Paul MN (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
An expansion to a Minnesota oil pipeline poses a direct threat to water supplies in the region, conservationists and tribal groups told the State Department. ... more


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Adapt or die, head of Norwegian energy company Statoil says
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Energy players standing after last year's downturn need to learn the lesson of the past to chart an efficient and low-carbon future, the head of Statoil said. ... more
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Senegal, North Sea provide boost for Cairn Energy
Vienna (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Cairn Energy, which has headquarters in Scotland, is primed for growth on the back of North Sea and African developments, its chief executive said Wednesday. ... more
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Oklahoma oil, gas tax collections lower year-over-year
Oklahoma City (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Tax collections from oil and gas production last year were more than 10 percent off the previous year, though the Oklahoma state treasury expressed optimism. ... more
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U.S. oil supply, inventories send crude oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Crude oil prices early Wednesday moved sharply lower after an industry group reported a large buildup in inventories, suggesting supply-side pressures remain. ... more

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Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees. "Mathematicians like translating biological processes into numbers," said Andrei Smertenko, assistant professor in Washington State University's Institute of Biological Chemistry. "I'm a biologist, and I want to help grow stronger, better trees." Breeding trees is a time-consuming and ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Yeast cell factories make gas, jet fuel alternatives
U.S. solar market set new record in 2016
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The solar market in the United States had its best year on record in 2016, according to researchers with the Solar Energy Industries Association. In a study published by the industry group, researchers note the solar market nearly doubled its previous record, and added more electric generating capacity than any other source for the first time in history. The report, called the U. ... more
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
New study shines light on photosynthesis
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Johannesburg, South Africa (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
SolarReserve Helps Netcare Lower Their Energy Costs
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French and Spanish energy companies said Monday they were setting their sights on building up the wind energy potential off the coast of France. French energy company ENGIE counts an installed wind power capacity of more than 1,700 megawatts in France and is now teaming up with its Spanish counterpart, EDPR, on plans to install as much as 750 MW of wind power offshore. According ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective. Elizabeth Wildman, a PhD student in the research group led by Professor Steve Liddle based at The University of Manchester, has reported the first examples of ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
UN nuclear chief set for third term
US desert songbirds at risk in a warming climate
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves in the desert of the southwestern United States are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs, according to a new study. Researchers used hourly temperature maps and other data produced by the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) - a land-surface modeling effort main ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Investment vital to adapting to climate change in West Africa
Niamey (AFP) March 10, 2017
Niger drought leaves schools closed
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Soils could release much more carbon than expected as climate warms
'Global startup' vows autonomous car by 2020 in US
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2017
A "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020. The company called Nio, founded by Chinese entrepreneur William Li and with offices in Silicon Valley, Europe and China, unveiled a prototype of the vehicle called Eve at the South by Southwest tech conference in Austin, Texas. According to a Nio ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 10, 2017
Uber backlash after Hong Kong drivers found guilty by court
Shanghai (AFP) March 10, 2017
China auto sales jump in February: industry group
San Francisco (AFP) March 12, 2017
California gives green light to self-driving car tests
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Iraqi forces take third of west Mosul, jihadists 'trapped'
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Iraqi forces recaptured a third of west Mosul and trapped Islamic State group fighters inside as they made further gains in their battle to retake the city, officials said Sunday. Fierce fighting has shaken Mosul in recent days as thousands of US-backed Iraqi soldiers and police battle to reclaim the country's second city. A renewed push against the jihadists launched on March 5 has seen ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 11, 2017
Fear and hunger in Iraq's west Mosul
Baghdad (AFP) March 11, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found
Baghdad (AFP) March 12, 2017
Voiceless Iraqi coach inspires footballers
Russia to arm Antey nuclear subs with Kalibr missiles
Moscow (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Russian Project 949A Antey submarines will be armed with Kalibr missile systems following an upgrade project, according to state media reports. The vessels, also known by their NATO reporting names Oscar I and Oscar II, are currently armed with P-700 Granit cruise missiles in addition to various anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons. The Kremlin's plans to improve the Soviet-era ships we ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats
Seoul (AFP) Mar 12, 2017
South Korea's Moon vows 'new history' after impeachment
Tehran (AFP) March 8, 2017
Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf
Punishment of rights lawyers top 2016 achievement: China
Beijing (AFP) March 12, 2017
China on Sunday boasted harsh punishments meted out to rights defenders was the legal system's top accomplishment last year, as the country reported a jump in the number of corruption cases tried in its courts. Activists and lawyers are a constant thorn in the side of Beijing and are often accused of being in cahoots with foreign organisations trying to undermine national security and stir ... more
Washington (AFP) March 13, 2017
Tillerson to East Asia in shadow of North Korea threat
Sanya, China (AFP) March 13, 2017
Sun-seeking retirees flock to 'China's Florida'
Shanghai (AFP) March 3, 2017
Shared bikes grind Shanghai's gears
.africa joins the internet
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 10, 2017
In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent. Africans who want to register a website will be able to apply for a .africa domain name in the coming months, which outgoing AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said would allow the con ... more
Abuja (AFP) March 8, 2017
Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims
Bamako (AFP) March 5, 2017
11 Malian soldiers killed in attack on border base
Dakar (AFP) March 4, 2017
Senegal and Gambia announce new era of ties
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NASA Test Flights to Examine Technology for Improved Efficiency on Supersonic Aircraft
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
NASA is set to begin a series of supersonic flights that will examine efforts to improve the efficiency of future supersonic aircraft. The flights, which are expected to begin in March, will take place at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, and will follow developments identified by high-speed wind tunnel testing conducted at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia ... more
Amsterdam (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Fokker signs deal to supply, service Dutch air force
Moscow (UPI) Mar 9, 2017
Russia to receive 10 new Su-35S fighters in 2017
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
U.S. Air Force places $1B order for KC-10 engine support
Silk Road evolved as 'grass-routes' movement
St. Louis MO (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for these trans-Asian interaction networks were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. "Our model shows that long-term strategies of mobility by highland nomadic herder ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China warns of 'trade war' if WTO ignored
Beijing (AFP) March 11, 2017
China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China producer prices jump 7.8% in February: govt
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 14, 2016
China data and US banks propel equities higher
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2016
No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016
China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown
Putin, Erdogan hail mended ties
Moscow (AFP) March 10, 2017
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday announced the "normalisation" of ties between their nations, damaged by Ankara downing one of Moscow's warplanes in 2015. "We can state with confidence that our countries have returned to the path of a true multi-tiered cooperation between partners," Putin told a press conference after the two strong ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
Manila (AFP) March 9, 2017
Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan, US navies drill in East China Sea
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Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
At least 46 people died and dozens more were hurt in a giant landslide at Ethiopia's largest rubbish dump outside Addis Ababa, a tragedy squatters living there blamed on a biogas plant being built nearby. Saturday's landslide flattened dozens of homes of people living in the Koshe dump when part of the largest pile of rubbish collapsed, an AFP journalist said. Dagmawit Moges, head of the ... more
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Paris (AFP) March 3, 2017
City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
Tired but happy, Iraqis finally escape Mosul jihadists
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 9, 2017
Civilians rush down a hillside on the outskirts of Mosul to waiting Iraqi forces, tired but happy after finally being able to flee the clutches of the Islamic State group. Trapped for years inside the jihadist-ruled city, escaping residents say IS fighters are growing increasingly desperate as Iraqi forces advance on their last bastions in west Mosul. Civilians are being forced from thei ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 10, 2017
Japan 'piggyback' official steps down
Prague (AFP) March 10, 2017
Giant Ai Weiwei refugee installation to go on display in Prague
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) March 12, 2017
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum


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