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June 26, 2017
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Seismic surveys responsible for high zooplankton mortality rates



Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Seismic surveys carried out by the oil and gas industry are causing high mortality rates among zooplankton, according to new research out of Australia. Seismic air guns are frequently used on marine petroleum expeditions. New research found the air blasts dramatically increase mortality rates among target zooplankton species. Testing also showed the air gun's negative impact extends well beyond previous range estimates. Testing revealed air gun pulses yielded between an 18 and 60 percent ... read more

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New research reveals impact of seismic surveys on zooplankton
Hobart, Australia (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, new research published in leading science journal Nature E ... more
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Crude oil prices inch higher, but market doubts persist
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Crude oil prices inched into positive territory early Friday, though concerns of lingering weakness sparked a call for extraordinary OPEC action. ... more
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Weld fracture caused North Sea gas leak
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said Friday it identified a fracture of a weld on a pipe as cause for a leak from its Gjoa platform in the North Sea this week. ... more
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API: U.S. crude oil imports up 1.9 percent from last year
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Despite a recent reversal, crude oil imports into the United States are up 1.9 percent year-to-date from last year, the American Petroleum Institute reported. ... more
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Best days ahead for oil-rich Canada, prime minister says
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
After struggling through the energy market downturn last year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the best economic days lie ahead. ... more
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Rosneft aims to export Egyptian natural gas
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Russian energy company Rosneft is expected to start exporting natural gas from an Egyptian field considered to be among the world's largest. ... more
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Iran begins sending gas to Iraq under major deal
Tehran (AFP) June 22, 2017
Iran has begun exporting gas through a pipeline to Baghdad under a deal set to make Iraq the Islamic republic's top customer, the oil ministry said. ... more
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Alaska critical to U.S. energy strategy, federal government says
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
An estimated $3 million in high bids from an energy company looking to tap southern Alaskan waters is critical to U.S. interests, the federal government said. ... more
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Kuwaiti official says OPEC-led production cuts not working
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
The multilateral effort to bring the global energy market back to a balance between supply and demand has fallen short, an exporter told a Kuwaiti news agency. ... more
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Conflict of interest mars Michigan oil pipeline review
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Michigan's attorney general said the state cut ties with a firm probing risks on a Great Lakes oil pipeline because of ties to Enbridge, the operating company. ... more


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Oil prices showing clear signs of daily gains
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Crude oil prices notched early gains in Thursday morning trading on signs of some market balancing, though caution was urged about trajectory. ... more
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Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay
Bodo, Nigeria (AFP) June 22, 2017
Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp. ... more
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ENGIE: North Sea gas leak under control
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
French energy company ENGIE reported a gas leak from a field it operates in the Norwegian waters of the North Sea, but it's under control. ... more
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Norwegian oil production better than expected
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Crude oil production from Norway, the region's top supplier, was better than expected, a national energy regulator said Wednesday. ... more



Corn better used as food than biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of econom ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxide
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines
Bath UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide
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
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
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
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The world's oceans are like brakes slowing down the full effects of greenhouse gas warming of the atmosphere. Over the last ten years, one-fourth of human-emissions of carbon dioxide as well as 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans. Acting like a massive sponge, the oceans pull from the atmosphere heat, carbon dioxide and other gases, such ... more
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
A video uploaded online in August 2016 depicted the test drive of an "elevated bus" that cars could easily drive underneath. The video prompted awe and controversy - but now it seems the experimental bus project has come to a crashing halt. The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a futuristic vehicle that had a passenger carriage about 15 feet off the ground and space for cars to drive two-by-two ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
Part Plane, Part Car: Unique Russian Begalet Vehicle to Wow Enthusiasts
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
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Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 25, 2017
Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city. Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed, the jihadists only controlled about a square kilometre in the city, commanders said. Lieuten ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 22, 2017
Mosul's 'hunchback' minaret: Iraq's beloved landmark
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks: officials
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 24, 2017
In Mosul, ghostly civilians emerge from Old City hell
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jo ... more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
Iran nuclear chief urges West to save historic deal
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Second N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea in a month
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea
China shames jaywalkers through facial recognition
Beijing (AFP) June 20, 2017
Chinese cities are cracking down on jaywalkers by installing facial recognition kits at intersections to identify and shame them by posting their photo on public screens, state media said Tuesday. It is the latest use of the technology in China, where it has been used by fast-food chain KFC to predict orders and in public restrooms to foil toilet paper thefts. This time, cities in four p ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 19, 2017
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
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
Mali relaunches beleagured peace process
Bamako (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays, they told AFP Saturday. The accord signed in 2015 aimed at curbing separatist uprisings in Mali's north after a 2012 rebellion was hijacked by jihadists, throwing the nation into chaos. But several of its key planks have yet to be fully imp ... more
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
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
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Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
The first of 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft has been deliver to the Royal Air Force of Oman in a ceremony held this week. Commander of the Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani was present for the ceremony on Wednesday at Adam Air Base in Oman. The Royal Air Force of Oman currently relies on small numbers of F-16 fighters and Hawk light a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Congress considering restart of F-22 program
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Britain readies base for arrival of F-35 jets next year
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist polic ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
Brussels (AFP) June 23, 2017
Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
US defense contractor accused of spying for China
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A US defense contractor and former State Department security officer was arrested by American counterintelligence officials on Thursday and charged with spying for China. The Justice Department said Kevin Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia had sold classified documents to Chinese intelligence agents on trips to Shanghai in March and April. He could face up to life in prison if found guilty. ... more
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey
Moscow (AFP) June 21, 2017
NATO jet approaches Russian defence minister's plane
Ulan Bator (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China
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Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Kurdish designers bring fight with IS to Paris catwalk
Paris (AFP) June 23, 2017
Dilan Lurr and his sister Lezan often ask themselves where would they be now if their parents had not left Iraq when they were children. Would they be fighting against Islamic State like their cousins back in Kirkuk? What is almost certain they would not be showing their first collection at Paris fashion week sandwiched in Friday's schedule between storied brands such as Berluti and Comm ... more
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
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