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June 12, 2017
Economy improves in shale-rich Oklahoma

Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
The economy in shale-rich Oklahoma has recovered from last year's market downturn as gross tax receipts improve, the state treasurer said. Oklahoma accounts for as much as 5 percent of the total national output of crude oil, making it one of the more significant oil producers in the nation. It's the fifth-largest shale natural gas producer in the country. Spending in Oklahoma shale basins declined last year during the market downturn, putting a strain on state coffers. The state g ... read more

Crude oil prices tread water after British election
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Crude oil prices were treading water early Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May offered assurances of stability following a surprise election outcome. ... more
EU renews concerns over Russian gas pipeline
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Any operations for the second string of the Russian natural gas pipeline Nord Stream remain under scrutiny, the European Commission said Friday. ... more
Pressure increases on energy-rich Qatar
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Saudi Arabia and its Middle East allies said Friday they were committed to combating terrorism, condemning further the actions of OPEC-member Qatar. ... more
British oil and gas priorities not changed by election
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
While the direction of British politics remains unclear, an industry trade group for oil and gas said it was steadfast in pushing for more domestic development. ... more
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Nanoparticles and magnets offer new, efficient method of removing oil from water
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
When oil mixes with or enters into water, conventional methods of cleaning the water and removing the oil can be challenging, expensive and environmentally risky. But researchers in the Cockrell Sch ... more
Alberta reviews wildfire response measures
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
The provincial government of Alberta said it was following recommendations on wildfire response, a year after blazes sidelined 1 million barrels of oil per day. ... more
Norway's Statoil looks for balanced energy mix
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it's looking to build up its renewable energy portfolio, though oil keeps a dominant role in the global mix. ... more
Corporate spat suggests Senegal oil is the real deal
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
While the contractual terms could be problematic, a consultant group said spats between companies working offshore Senegal could be a positive sign for oil. ... more
Oil slips in part on subdued growth forecast from Europe
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
A slight gain in European economic growth competed against political factors and growth expectations Thursday to drag oil prices lower. ... more
Nigerian crude oil exports threaten market balance
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Oil export operations in Nigeria are back in service following repairs, a division of Royal Dutch Shell said, adding to lingering supply-side concerns. ... more

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Chinese oil imports up more than 10 percent
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Customs data published Thursday from the Chinese government revealed the country is the largest importer of crude oil in the world. ... more
Revenue from petroleum up for Norway
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
The Norwegian government reported a gain in cash from first quarter petroleum activities as oil prices rebounded in response to OPEC-led balancing efforts. ... more
Statoil to drill in new Barents Sea prospect
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil can move ahead with a drilling program in the Barents Sea targeting frontier territory, the government said. ... more
U.S. eating into OPEC market share, Texas economist says
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Producers operating in U.S. shale basins, notably Texas, are eating into a market share abandoned by OPEC, an economist in the state said. ... more

Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Recycling can encompass more than just materials like plastics and paper. Important chemicals can also be recovered and reused. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new technique for recycling plant material into stock chemicals, or commodity chemicals. When recycling plant materials, the target is lignin, a complex organic polymer that provides structure to ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Splitting carbon dioxide using low-cost catalyst materials
Madison WI (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Newly identified gene helps time spring flowering in vital grass crops
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 01, 2017
Cold conversion of food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer
US official backs clean energy cooperation with China
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry called for Sino-US cooperation on clean energy during a visit to Beijing Thursday, a week after President Donald Trump's much-criticised withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. Trump's decision has jolted the international community and could put China, the world's top carbon emitter, in a position to fill the leadership void on curbing global warming. But ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures
Cayce SC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
SCE and G Launches South Carolina's Largest Community Solar Program
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
U.S. solar power gaining momentum
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The largest regional investor in renewable energy, the Asian Development Bank said Monday it was pegging clean energy to development in Pacific economies. In an annual regional update, the ADB said it was working to promote renewable energy strategies in the Pacific region by helping to drive the low-carbon economy forward. The ADB's current portfolio of energy sector projects in the re ... more
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
A new twist on the origin of uranium
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
"A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade impact on geological processes, in particular erosion of the surface, from 11,500 years ago. Within a core sample retrieved from the Dead Sea, researchers discovered basin-wide erosion rates dramatically incompatible with known tectonic and climatic regimes of the period recorded. "Human imp ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
US 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China rolls out green carpet for California on climate
New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) has announced the development of a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that feeds on 0.5 V power supply and covers the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It was fabricated using MIFS's Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology. This is the first W-band (75-110 GHz) amplifier that can operate even with such a low power-supply v ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales
San Francisco (AFP) June 8, 2017
Uber woes mount ahead of workplace probe report
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Electric vehicle sales up, but incentives needed to drive growth
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UN reports fresh IS killings, air strike deaths in Mosul
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
The UN rights office said Thursday it has credible reports that the Islamic State group has killed more than 230 civilians trying to flee Iraq's western Mosul since May 26. Between 50 to 80 more civilians were reportedly killed in a May 31 air strike on the IS-controlled Mosul neighbourhood of Zanjilly, said a statement from the office of United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Husse ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
Baghdad (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries make fresh progress west of Mosul
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 6, 2017
After fleeing Mosul, displaced face arrest over alleged IS ties
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
UN condemns N. Korean missile launches, but no council meeting
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong's wealth gap was on Friday revealed to be at its highest in nearly 50 years, with living conditions fuelling discontent in the city as it prepares to mark two decades under Chinese rule. Sky-high prices and the cost of living outstrip many ordinary residents' salaries in Hong Kong, with apartments becoming increasingly cramped and generations of families forced to share. In a r ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
China rights lawyer charged with subversion
Fangshan, China (AFP) June 5, 2017
Chinese skinny-dippers defy public morals
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigeria's military on Friday said a soldier had been sentenced to death for murdering a Boko Haram suspect, in a rare publicised conviction of army abuse in the long-running conflict. The soldier, identified only as Lance Corporal Hilary Joel, was convicted of killing the suspect in Damboa, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri. No other details were given ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
Bamako (AFP) June 10, 2017
UN peacekeeper death toll rises after Mali jihadist attack
Accra (AFP) June 9, 2017
Mob justice fears after soldier's gruesome death in Ghana
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China rolls out export trainer/fighter aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
The first export variant of China's new FTC-2000 pilot trainer/fighter aircraft has rolled off an assembly line and will be shipped to Sudan after testing. The FTC-2000 Shanying was developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China. It is the main advanced trainer used by the PLA Air Force and the PLA Navy. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Elbit supplying F-35 cockpit display replacement
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Mitsubishi completes construction of first F-35A
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Orbital ATK to produce components for B-2 stealth bomber
Chinese exports, imports beat forecasts but analysts wary
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
China on Thursday posted a forecast-busting surge in exports and imports in May, signalling improvement in the world's number two economy, but there were warnings Beijing would struggle to maintain its momentum. The readings will come as a relief after a series of weak readings suggesting a recent pick-up could be fizzling, while there are also lingering concerns about US President Donald Tr ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 10, 2017
China condemns EU for new steel anti-dumping duties
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China factory gate inflation slows to 5.5% in May
Hong Kong (AFP) June 7, 2017
Wonderland Villas: A tale of Hong Kong's property rollercoaster
Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems. The un ... more
Kiev (AFP) June 8, 2017
Ukraine MPs back NATO application push
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
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Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic that is dumped in rivers and then ends up in the world's oceans is one of the major sources of marine pollution, a new study said this week, with Asian waterways the main culprits. Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic - say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Americans' caffeine habit may be harming waterways, wildlife
Paris (AFP) June 7, 2017
Woman sues France over Paris pollution health damage
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
They survived the fighting in their home town but displaced Mosul residents now face the threat from snakes and scorpions infesting some of the tented camps they are crammed into. In Khazir camp, one of the largest for civilians displaced by the battle against the Islamic State group in Mosul, the searing Iraqi summer has arrived and reptiles and insects are multiplying. Some 32,000 peop ... more
Paphos, Cyprus (AFP) June 9, 2017
Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab

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