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July 19, 2017
Nigeria and the hunt for oil in Boko Haram's heartland

Lagos (AFP) July 19, 2017
Nigeria is reviving its search for oil in the country's conflict-riven northeast, aided by China and emboldened by gains made against Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari's government is exploring inland basins ranging from central Benue state to Boko Haram's heartland in northeast Borno. Renewed attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in the southern Niger delta last year crippled production and exposed Nigeria's economic vulnerability. But a new discovery elsewhere would diversify the coun ... read more

Libya called to share production plans with OPEC
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Libya has been called on by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to share production plans at a summit next week, an oil company director said. ... more
Court orders Russia to pay Dutch 5.4 mln euros for Greenpeace ship
The Hague (AFP) July 18, 2017
Russia must pay 5.4 million euros ($6.25 million) in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, international judges revealed Tuesday. ... more
Western forces hit more ISIS oil installations in Syria
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
The fight against terrorism extended into the oil industry as the Western-led coalition said it hit storage tanks in Syria controlled by the Islamic State. ... more
Iran the winner in recent deal with Total
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Given the spillover from the natural gas deal with Total, it's Iran that wins with its first post-sanctions contract, an energy company manager said. ... more
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Magellan could see financials dinged by Texas pipeline spill
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
A spill from a Texas oil pipeline could add to pressure from a weak market and hurt the bottom line for Magellan Midstream Partners, an investment service said. ... more
Gas prices nationwide holding steady
(UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Demand pressures could lead to higher gasoline prices across the United States, though data from motor club AAA show relative stability at the national level. ... more
Oil rallies in anticipation of easing supply-side strains
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Market anticipation over a possible slowdown in U.S. crude oil production and declining inventories overshadowed OPEC moves to lift oil prices early Tuesday. ... more
Russia sees no damage from Barents Sea quakes
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
No major damage or casualties were reported in the far eastern regions of Russia following a major earthquake in the Bering Sea, the government said. ... more
Sucking up spilt oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Spilt crude oil has repeatedly polluted and even destroyed marine ecosystems. An effective measure would be to remove spilt oil slicks by absorption into a separable solid phase. As Indian scientist ... more
Disney next in line for LNG-powered cruise ships
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Three new ships slated for the fleet for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will be powered by liquefied natural gas, the company's chairman said. ... more

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Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Repairs to a pipeline that ruptured last week in Texas and spilled 1,200 barrels of oil have been completed and the line is back in service, the operator said. ... more
More gas found offshore, Norway's gov't says
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More natural gas was found in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway, one of the region's largest suppliers, the government reported. ... more
Iran sets goal of 10 new oil, gas deals
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
The Iranian government aims to sign a handful of oil and gas development deals with foreign companies by the end of the year, an oil company director said. ... more
Rally in oil prices runs out of steam
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Crude oil prices struggled to continue the upward momentum Monday even as China, the world's second-largest economy, reported better-than-expected expansion. ... more

New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New research from a professor of engineering at UBC's Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. "Methane is a biofuel commonly used in electricity generation and is produced by fermenting organic material," says Cigdem Eskicioglu, an associate professor with UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering. "The process can traditionally t ... more
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New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
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There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A partnership between Beaumont Solar and Horizon Beverage is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. Family-owned Horizon Beverage Company have announced their new 978kW DC solar PV system is in operation at their Norton, MA distribution facility. Horizon Beverage selected Beaumont Solar to fully engineer, design and construct the system. Consisting of 2,990 solar pa ... more
San Francisco, CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Investors Generate 174,000,000 kWh of Renewable Electricity
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The expansion of renewable energy has been widely criticised for increasing weather-dependent fluctuations in European electricity generation. A new study shows that this is due less to the variability of weather than from a failure to consider the large-scale weather conditions across the whole continent: many European countries are unilaterally following national strategies to expand wind ener ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Zvezda contributor Dmitri Yurov outlines the Russian Navy's plans for the construction of Arctic patrol ships with icebreaking capability, and Russian scientists' exploration into the use of laser technology to ease navigation in previously impassable Arctic waters. In recent years, Russia has considerably expanded efforts to ensure sovereignty and security in the Arctic, building up new m ... more
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California legislators late Monday approved extending the state's tough measures to fight climate change to 2030, a major victory for Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The "cap-and-trade" measure - which cuts greenhouse gas emissions by using free market methods - was approved by the state Assembly and Senate by a two-thirds majority. Brown, a 79 year-old governor of the most populous U ... more
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
New York (AFP) July 12, 2017
Bloomberg outlines plan to quantify US climate efforts
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. It said it had already launched a service action for other models and that, "in order to effectively improve the emissions of additional model series, Daimler has now decided to extend the service ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
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Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 17, 2017
Revenge attacks against Iraqis accused of siding with the Islamic State group in Mosul are on the rise after Iraqi forces recaptured the city, the UN envoy warned Monday. Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council that he was concerned by a "rising popular sentiment in favor of collective punishment of families perceived to be associated with Daesh." "Countrywide, Iraqis perceived to have li ... more
Hasan Sham, Iraq (AFP) July 15, 2017
Return to Mosul a distant dream for many displaced
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
US eyes continued presence in Iraq after IS: general
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland
Iran parliament vows to fight US 'adventurism'
Tehran (AFP) July 18, 2017
Iran's parliament voted Tuesday to urgently work towards increasing funds for the country's missile programme and Revolutionary Guards in response to Washington's "adventurism" in the region, media reported. An overwhelming majority of Iranian lawmakers passed a motion to prioritise legislation "to confront terrorist and adventurist actions by the United States in the region," the Mizan Onli ... more
Washington (AFP) July 18, 2017
US and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions over missiles
Washington (AFP) July 18, 2017
Trump keeps Iran deal, but threatens more sanctions
Seoul (AFP) July 17, 2017
S. Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
The soldiers came at dawn to Fulgence Rukundo's house in a village in western Rwanda, and accused him of stealing a cow. They draped slabs of the dead cow's carcass around his shoulders and positioned the animal's head on his before marching him into a banana plantation and shooting him dead, according to witnesses cited in a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on extrajudicial killings released ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) July 7, 2017
Gambian army 'hostile elements' working against government
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Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell International and Pratt and Whitney have received requirements contracts totaling $27 million for engineering and research and development on secondary power systems for multiple platforms of the U.S. Air Force. The twin contracts, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will cover much of the U.S. Air Force's existing air fleet. The companies have been tasked ... more
Singapore (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Singapore developing space-based VHF communications for air traffic management
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Boeing receives contract for MH-47G special operations helicopters
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Donald Trump has railed against China's massive trade surplus while the European Union and US companies have complained about a lack of access to the huge mark ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 19, 2017
Chinese activist questions arrest in Ivanka Trump factory probe
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Target CEO unfazed by Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
A top Indian diplomat said China is being unusually aggressive in a month-old border dispute with India that shows no sign of easing, media reports said Wednesday. Beijing has made virtually daily warnings to its neighbour over the deadlock on a remote Himalayan plateau, where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a tense face off. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar told lawmakers i ... more
Tbilisi (AFP) July 18, 2017
Facing Russia threat, Ukraine and Georgia join in push West
Paris (AFP) July 19, 2017
French military chief quits after Macron row
Vijfhuizen, Netherlands (AFP) July 17, 2017
On third MH17 anniversary, families unveil 'living memorial'
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Kicking up a stink: Ukraine's Lviv blighted by trash crisis
Lviv, Ukraine (AFP) July 17, 2017
Ukraine's western city of Lviv is famous for its picture-postcard graceful domes and cobblestone streets but it's not such a pretty sight in the back alleys, which are blighted by growing mountains of garbage. Waste has not been removed from some neighbourhoods in the city of 700,000 people since May, with the stench scaring off tourists and a rat infestation threatening public health. ... more
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra
The last survivors on Earth
Oxford UK (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The new study published in Scientific Reports, has shown that the tiny creatures, will survive the risk of extinction from all astrophysical catastrophes, and be around for at least 10 billion yea ... more
Debaga, Iraq (AFP) July 18, 2017
Separated by war, Iraqi children wait for parents
Washington (AFP) July 12, 2017
Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group
Leogane, Haiti (AFP) July 18, 2017
Haiti's army reborn 20 years after it was demobilized

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