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June 13, 2017
Subsea pipelines offer shelter to important commercial fish species in Australia

Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
For conservationists and environmentalists, pipelines and the oil they carry are mostly viewed as a threat to ecological health. But new research suggests they serve as a safe haven for important commercial fish species off the coast of northwest Australia. The North West Shelf, which lies off the coast of Western Australia, features an array of gas wells, subsea pipelines and other kinds of underwater infrastructure necessary to support oil and gas exploration in the region. Oil and gas ... read more

Kuwaiti media: Deeper OPEC cuts may be needed
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
An OPEC-led agreement to balance the market with production declines is under threat from U.S. oil and Middle East producers, state media in Kuwait reported. ... more
Democrats aim to block Atlantic energy surveys
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
The process to open parts of the Atlantic Ocean up for energy exploration is ill-advised and lacks transparency, a group of Senate Democrats said. ... more
Crude oil market looks past last week's nosedive
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Crude oil markets looked to future support with bargain hunters looking to wade back in Monday after last week's loss of the $50 per barrel floor. ... more
Business as usual, Qatar Petroleum said
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
All available resources were deployed to offset risks to the global energy supply from the diplomatic row over Qatar, the national energy company said. ... more
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Report: Big oil could find portfolio balance with renewables
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
The world's biggest oil and gas companies could capitalize on renewable energy momentum and decrease portfolio risk, a consultant group found. ... more
Iran prioritizes development of shared oil fields
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Tapping into the oil reservoirs straddling Iran's land and maritime borders are among the top priorities for the year, a deputy minister said. ... more
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
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. ... 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

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
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

Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the construction, packaging and automotive industries. Recycled polycarbonat ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Scientists use new technique to recycle plant material into stock chemicals
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
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
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
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
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US allies in the G7 said Monday that action to contain devastating climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord. A two-day meeting of environment chiefs from the Group of Seven club of industrialised democracies ended with the US again disassociating itself from a statement underlining the imp ... more
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
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago
New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
A goal of 30 percent new electrical vehicle sales by 2030 could help make a dent in the emissions from the transportation sector, leaders said from Beijing. A campaign steered by North American, European and Asian powers aims to drive the sale of electrical vehicles higher under plan outlined at a clean-energy conference in Beijing. Fatih Briol, the head of the International Ener ... more
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
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer
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Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2017
Wazira rocks her tiny baby pleadingly but he is inconsolable, crying for the milk his mother can neither produce herself nor buy in a camp near the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul. "He's been crying since the moment he was born. He only stops when he's so exhausted that he falls asleep," the 24-year-old Iraqi mother said, sheltering her baby Rakan from the scorching sun with a piece of whit ... more
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
UN reports fresh IS killings, air strike deaths in Mosul
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
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
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
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
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
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
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 Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia
Sydney (AFP) June 12, 2017
A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off. Terrified passengers described a very loud noise soon after flight MU736 left Sydney Airport for Shanghai at 8.30pm (1030 GMT) on Sunday. Crew cleared seats near the affected engine and turned the flight back. N ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
China rolls out export trainer/fighter aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Elbit supplying F-35 cockpit display replacement
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Mitsubishi completes construction of first F-35A
China condemns EU for new steel anti-dumping duties
Beijing (AFP) June 10, 2017
China has condemned the European Commission for imposing new anti-dumping duties on its steel products, accusing the EU's executive of making China an industrial scapegoat. The 28-nation bloc said on Friday that it would levy duties of up to 35.9 percent on Chinese hot-rolled flat steel in an attempt to create a level playing field with China as it broadens its campaign to protect Europe's s ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2017
Crown staff charged in China gambling crackdown
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
Chinese exports, imports beat forecasts but analysts wary
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
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
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
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
More than 200,000 people displaced after Islamist militants attacked a southern Philippine city are facing deadly health risks, relief groups said Friday after a fleeing mother told AFP her baby died because of a lack of medical care. The onset of the rainy season could worsen the situation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned as it said it had already observed a spike ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
GMV to supply Copernicus services in support to EU external action

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