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June 21, 2017
Malaysia tackles tanker oil spill

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) June 20, 2017
Malaysia is using chemical dispersants to break up an oil slick off its coast after a tanker laden with marine diesel sank last week, a top official said Tuesday. The MT Putri Sea, registered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, went down on Thursday in a busy shipping lane off the southern state of Johor, near Singapore. Authorities said all six Indonesian crew were missing and feared dead. Two marine department boats were using chemical dispersants on the more than three kilometre-wide (two-mile) ... read more

Oil giants endorse carbon tax after Trump's Paris exit
New York (AFP) June 20, 2017
Major oil producers, including for the first time ExxonMobil, expressed support on Tuesday for a new US carbon tax, which could help cut emissions despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. ... more
Technology linked to low carbon footprint, Norwegian energy company says
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it aimed to spend a quarter of its research funds on finding ways to do its work with a lower carbon footprint. ... more
Low demand, high production means cheap gasw
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Tepid consumer demand for gasoline and high levels of oil production from OPEC members means low prices at the pump, AAA said. ... more
Illness prompts Tullow to reconfigure front office again
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
After reshuffling the desks at its front office earlier this year, Africa-focused Tullow Oil said Tuesday it has a new finance officer because of health issues. ... more
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Balance delay sends crude oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Crude oil prices moved to fresh lows in early Tuesday trading on concerns that production from some OPEC members was thwarting rebalancing efforts. ... more
Libya reviews oil production stimulus with Norway's Statoil
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
After resolving issues with German energy company Wintershall, Libya's state oil company said it reviewed raising production during talks with Norway's Statoil. ... more
Claims over emerging oil basin in Senegal grow heatedw
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Australian energy company FAR Ltd. said it was taking a dispute over the sale of emerging oil prospects offshore Senegal to the international courts. ... more
Venezuela president fires military brass amid unrest
Caracas (AFP) June 20, 2017
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro fired four top military commanders Tuesday including the head of a police force that is accused of attacking anti-government protesters during months of deadly unrest. ... more
Iran expects contract developments with French major Total
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Iran is in the final stages of signing agreements with French energy company Total to develop parts of the giant South Pars field, Iran's energy minister said. ... more
Only faint traces of oil found in North Sea effort
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
The Norwegian government said Monday efforts to find new reserves near a North Sea field with at least 25 million barrels of oil remaining came up empty. ... more

Saudi oil minister sees no threat to effort to balance the market

Balance assurances give modest lift to oil prices
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Crude oil prices edged slightly higher in early Monday trading after the Saudi oil minister injected a note of optimism into an otherwise lackluster market. ... more
British North Sea target of new drilling plans
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
New drilling off the coast of Britain will start in April to appraise prospects west of the Shetland Islands, a drilling company said. ... more
Iraq's Abadi visits Saudi ahead of Iran stop
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (AFP) June 19, 2017
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Saudi Arabia Monday on a tour that will also take him to Riyadh's rival Iran and to Kuwait. ... more
Chevron prevails in Ecuador pollution battle at US Supreme Court
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Oil giant Chevron prevailed Monday in a long-running legal battle over pollution in Ecuador, with the US Supreme Court blocking villagers from collecting a $8.65-billion foreign judgment against the company. ... more

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonates from sugars offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional polycarbonate from BPA, however the process uses a ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
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
Photopower for microlabs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers ... more
Beaverton OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Urban Solar lands UL approval for entire product line
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Solar paint offers endless energy from water vapor
Huddersfield UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
New technology will enable properties to share solar energy
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
S. Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors
Seoul (AFP) June 19, 2017
South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia's fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power. Moon, who swept to power with a landslide election win last month, campaigned on promises to phase out atomic energy and embrace what he says are safer and more environmentally-friendly power sources including solar ... more
Moscow (AFP) June 19, 2017
Russia sells stake in Akkuyu nuclear plant project in Turkey
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
World Bank: Middle East conflicts impede climate and other objectives
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
The economy of Jordan could grow on the back of green initiatives, but progress may be impeded by geopolitical shocks, a World Bank report found. An annual report on the Jordanian economy from the World Bank found shocks from crises in Syria and Iraq have stifled trade lines and pushed expansion to around 2 percent, compared with the World Bank's estimate for the Middle East and North A ... more
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
Paris (AFP) June 17, 2017
France pledges $34 mln for foreign climate experts
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changes
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford will import its next-generation Focus sedans into the US market from China, after a highly-publicized move to cancel plans to build the car in Mexico, the company announced Tuesday. The move runs counter to the US car industry's recent efforts to highlight American production amid intense criticism from President Donald Trump. Ford, which already produces the Focus in China for tha ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China's Mobike raises $600 mn to fund bike-sharing expansion
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Scientists inch closer to wirelessly charging moving electric vehicles
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study
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Covering Mosul: a deadly city in a dangerous country
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2017
The death of two journalists in Mosul has highlighted once more the particular dangers of covering the battle to recapture the Iraqi city from Islamic State group fighters. A mine blast killed Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Addad, 28, on Monday. His French colleague Stephan Villeneuve later died of his wounds and two other French journalists were wounded. They were accompanying Iraq ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 18, 2017
Wheel of fate spins at screening centre in Iraq's Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 20, 2017
Iraqi forces advance in Mosul Old City, rescue civilians
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 19, 2017
Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn IS 'surrender or die'
US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Washington will host two of China's most senior officials Wednesday to deepen the dialogue between the world's greatest powers and test Beijing's willingness to turn the screw on North Korea. President Donald Trump's administration has had mixed results in its efforts to shake up US foreign policy, but officials feel they have made inroads with China that could prove productive. In April ... more
Tehran (AFP) June 19, 2017
Iran sends a message with missile strike in Syria
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
N. Korea tour firms mull ban on Americans after Warmbier death
Seoul (AFP) June 14, 2017
K-Pop boycott of US troops concert 'regrettable': Seoul
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China executives tied to Communist Party critic convicted
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2017
US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses
Five Mali soldiers killed in attack on military camp
Bamako (AFP) June 17, 2017
Five soldiers were killed Saturday in northern Mali, where a surge in violence has prompted calls for the UN to create a new anti-jihadist force for the region. Eight soldiers were wounded and nine vehicles were destroyed in the attack on the camp at Bintagoungou at about 5:00 am, an army statement said. Local sources told AFP earlier Saturday that jihadists led the assault, which took ... more
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
Bamako (AFP) June 20, 2017
Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary; Dozens killedw/l
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Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Dozens of F-35 stealth fighters that were grounded for 11 days due to an oxygen-supply problem aboard the expensive warplanes will resume flying on Wednesday, the US Air Force said. Investigators were unable to identify a root cause of the issue, which had prompted the 56th Fighter Wing of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona to ground its F-35s. "However, specific concerns were eliminated as po ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Lockheed, Tata agree to move F-16 production line to India
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
US, Qatar agree F-15 fighter sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Saab completes first Gripen E test flight
China freezes bank accounts of over 100 Myanmar traders
Yangon (AFP) June 20, 2017
Chinese banks have frozen the accounts of more than 100 commodities traders in northeast Myanmar in a bid to clamp down on smuggling and illegal gambling, state media reported Tuesday. Myanmar's government has been negotiating with Chinese officials since the accounts were suspended last week by three banks based in China's Yunnan province, according to the state-run Global New Light of Myan ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NAFTA renegotiation may extend into 2018: US official
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
IMF raises China growth forecast, urges faster reforms
China, Russia to hold joint naval drills in Baltic Sea
Beijing (AFP) June 19, 2017
A Chinese naval fleet is steaming towards the Baltic Sea to participate in joint exercises with Russia, with the show of force to take place after US President Donald Trump visits NATO ally Poland next month. The three ships, headed by the Changsha destroyer, will link up with Russian vessels for drills near St Petersburg and Kaliningrad, Chinese state media reported. Russia and China ha ... more
Vilnius (AFP) June 19, 2017
NATO holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Russian jet conducts 'unsafe' intercept of US plane
Tarakan, Indonesia (AFP) June 19, 2017
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines launch naval patrols
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Donkeys at dawn: a rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah
Algiers (AFP) June 19, 2017
It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day. Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single file is necessary. Others are wider but are steep and stepped, ruling out more usual rubbish collection methods. Hence the resort to animal power to keep this World Heritage Site clean. U ... more
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
Portugal forest fire kills 24, injures 20
Lisbon (AFP) June 18, 2017
A huge forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 24 people and injured 20 others Saturday, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said. Around 500 firefighters and 160 vehicles were dispatched to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande before spreading. "What we are seeing is a great tragedy. For the moment, 24 ... more
Batang Hari, Indonesia (AFP) June 16, 2017
As homelands devastated, Indonesian tribe turns to Islam
Paris (AFP) June 16, 2017
Europe's dilemma - how to deal with returning jihadists
Fengxian, China (AFP) June 16, 2017
China says kindergarten blast was bomb, suspect dead

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