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September 25, 2017
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Both sides claim win with fracking ruling



Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Both sides in the debate over hydraulic fracturing claimed victory with a federal appeals court in Denver ruling on federal powers. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court's ruling on overreach challenges against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which wanted regulatory oversight from the states. Environmental groups said the ruling meant regulations developed under former President Barack Obama would now take effect. "The 10th Circuit vacated the lower court's ... read more

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Nigeria ready to play OPEC ball, Russia says
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Nigeria may be ready to give up its status as an OPEC member exempt from the effort to balance the market with production cuts, Russia's oil minister said. ... more
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French company Total captures more assets in the Gulf of Mexico
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
French energy company Total said Friday it was able to "capture" more opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico through an agreement with Chevron. ... more
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Texas sees pipelines, infrastructure as energy leverage
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Investing in pipelines and port infrastructure could help bolster the U.S. leadership position on the global energy stage, a Texas official said. ... more
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Norway's Statoil says it reached emissions goals early
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
After reaching its climate targets ahead of schedule, Norwegian energy company Statoil said it was raising the bar for cutting its emissions. ... more
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Petrol prices pumped up in Pyongyang
Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Petrol prices are being pumped higher in Pyongyang in the wake of United Nations sanctions restricting exports of oil products to nuclear-armed North Korea. ... more
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Oil prices in mixed territory amid OPEC waiting game
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Crude oil prices were in mixed territory early Friday as traders waited to see what would happen with a committee monitoring OPEC's market balancing act. ... more
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Nigeria, Turkey to meet over illegal arms shipments
Lagos (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador Friday after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials. ... more
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Colorado sees slight uptick from oil and gas sector
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Tax revenue for the shale-rich state of Colorado is recovering and the economy is growing after a downturn in previous years, the state budget office said. ... more
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Kurdish vote hurts trade, U.S. says
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Sending oil north through Turkey, trade relations for the Kurdish north of Iraq could be hurt through a vote for independence, the U.S. State Department said. ... more
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Texas oil and gas sector resilience 'extraordinary'
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Even though the price of oil is low by historical stands, a state energy official in Texas said the oil and gas sector there has been extraordinarily resilient. ... more


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Economic clouds, OPEC jitters send oil prices lower
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Concerns about global economic momentum and jitters ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna put an end Thursday to a strong rally in crude oil prices. ... more
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Austrian bank signs investment deal with Iran
Vienna (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Austria's Oberbank on Thursday signed a credit deal with Tehran to boost exports to Iran, the first European lender to do so since sanctions were eased following a 2015 nuclear pact with world powers. ... more
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IEA: Subdued demand sees relatively oversupplied oil market
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
Despite multilateral efforts to balance the oil market with managed production cuts, the situation in general still favors the supply side, the IEA said. ... more
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Chevron terminates Gulf of Mexico rig contract early
Washington (UPI) Sep 21, 2017
A subsidiary of Chevron terminated a contract for a rig working in deep U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico nearly a year early, Transocean announced. ... more



New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution. Completely compostable, the material - a polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex - is comprised of nearly equal parts of treated cellulose pulp from wood or ... more
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles
Beijing (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
China aims to extend ethanol fuel usage countrywide by 2020
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 15, 2017
How well electron transport works in furfural biogas
Antigua's well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
The 6th September 2017 will remain as a notable day that all the people of Antigua and Barbuda will remember. Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Caribbean, exceeding category 5, has then hit the twin island state with its devastating power. The island of Barbuda suffered from the highest impact, with 90% of constructions wiped away by the strong wind blowing at consiste ... more
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese solar panel manufacturer claims a quarter of India's market
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. The company formed a partnership with the Abraaj investment group to develop as much as 1 gigawatt of wind power in the Indian energy sector. "Energy demand is growing tremendously in India, and ENGIE is investing in ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Under pressure from Brexit and the declining costs of renewable energy, Britain's nuclear industry is increasingly relying on supportive government policy to plough on with high-profile - and controversial - projects. With four big projects due for completion by 2025, the country is at the forefront of a global industry left shaken by the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear site in Japa ... more
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
EU parliament opposes bid to reduce testing of Fukushima food imports
Science denial not limited to political right
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right. But what happens when scientific conclusions challenge liberals' attitudes on public policy issues, such as gun control, nuclear power or immigration? A new study from social psychologists at the Univer ... more
Ottawa (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Canada Tory MP called out for referring to minister as 'climate Barbie'
Washington (AFP) Sept 17, 2017
US looks to work with Paris climate accord 'partners': Tillerson
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threats
China rises at Frankfurt car show
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Traditional heavyweights Fiat, Peugeot and Volvo may have shunned this year's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), but for Chinese and Taiwanese carmakers looking to make inroads in Europe the chance to step into the limelight was not to be missed. Two years after becoming a surprise hit at the last IAA with an electric sedan concept car to rival Tesla's Model S, Taiwanese upstart Thunder Power was ba ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Dockless bike-share hits US capital, following craze in China
Beijing (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Baidu announces $1.5 bln fund for autonomous driving
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles
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Iraq forces oust IS from northern town in drive on Hawija
Sharqat, Iraq (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Iraqi forces achieved the first goal of a new offensive against the Islamic State group on just its second day Friday, capturing the northern town of Sharqat, a military source said. "The town of Sharqat is in our hands. There are still some villages around it that need to be liberated" from IS, the source said. Residents danced in the streets earlier to celebrate as government troops an ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Tribes, tradition stand in way of Iraq police
Najaf, Iraq (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Pilgrims bring boom times for Iraqi gem traders
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Iraq brings all remaining IS territory under attack
A-bombs and H-bombs explained
Paris (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
The world's nuclear arsenals are comprised mainly of two types of warheads - atomic bombs, also called A-bombs, and the more powerful hydrogen or H-bombs. North Korea, escalating its war of rhetoric with the United States, on Friday hinted it may explode an H-bomb over the Pacific, having already carried out underground tests of atomic and hydrogen bombs. Here is a rundown on both types ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 16, 2017
North Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US
Tehran (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings
Washington (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
US, N. Korea brinksmanship brings warning of 'unpredictable nosedive'
Patten on egg tarts and the future of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
In a suite at the harbourside Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong, Chris Patten is whipping through rounds of interviews before an important visit from his tailor. Having lost weight recently he needs new suits and running them up in the city, famous for its speedy and affordable couture, was preferable to taking them for alterations in London, he says. Britain's last governor in Hong K ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms
Datang, China (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore
Beijing (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
China lifts 10-year travel ban on feminist activist
C. Africa asks UN to send more peacekeepers, ease arms embargo
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
The Central African Republic's president urged the United Nations on Friday to send more peacekeepers to his strife-torn country and ease an arms embargo in the way of equipping his weak army. Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Faustin-Archange Touadera said a recent upsurge in violence was linked to a battle for control of the country's natural resources, implicitly rejecting the ... more
Lagos (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Nigerian journalist detained over report on flood camp protest
Bamako (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
New ceasefire signed by armed groups
On Board The Dixmude, Senegal (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers
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Airbus wins $4-bln order from Cathay Pacific
Paris (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Airbus said Wednesday it has finalised a more than $4 billion order with Cathay Pacific for 32 of its A321neo aircraft to revamp the Hong Kong-based carrier's regional affiliate. The single-aisle medium-haul jets will be operated by Cathay Dragon which flies from Hong Kong to a number of Asian destinations, Airbus said in a statement. A preliminary agreement had been signed in August. ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
MD Helicopter contracted for 150 Cayuse Warriors for Afghan air force
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Harris Corp. developing F-35 missile release system
Washington (UPI) Sep 12, 2017
Navy chiefs see difficulties but improvement with aircraft readiness
EU firms want 'concrete action' from China on access
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
European companies suffer from "promise fatigue" over China's failure to follow through on pledges to open its market, the EU Chamber of Commerce in China said Tuesday. The chamber issued an annual 400-page report detailing the regulatory barriers that continue to hinder investment in the world's second-largest economy. European businesses are "suffering from accumulated 'promise fatigue ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Beijing, Shanghai shut down bitcoin exchanges: media
Brussels (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Landmark EU, Canada trade deal enters into force
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
China bank loans rebound in August
General's 'intervention' comment raises eyebrows in Brazil
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
A general's comment that the military could be forced to intervene in Brazil's corruption crisis has rattled a country that only exited a two-decades long dictatorship in 1985. The top Brazilian army commander, Eduardo Villas Boas, repeated earlier assurances Friday that the military "is committed to the consolidation of democracy." But the lack of any public disciplinary action against ... more
Marmaris, Turkey (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Turkey hosts NATO naval exercises amid tensions
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Facebook to give Russian ads to Congress, boost transparency
Bratislava (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Slovakia plans to meet NATO defence budget target by 2024
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Canada's Eldorado Gold to suspend investment in Greece
Athens (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Canada's Eldorado Gold announced early Monday it would suspend investment in mining operations in Greece due to what it said were delays by the Greek government in issuing permits. Despite repeated attempts by the company and its Greek subsidiary to talk to the government, "delays continue in issuing routine permits and licences for the construction and development of the Skouries and Olympi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
In Dominica, islanders stand strong despite chaos
Roseau, Dominica (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
It's been less than a week since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed the Caribbean island of Dominica - but despite cut-off supplies and extreme conditions, its inhabitants remain optimistic in the face of devastation. Maria killed 15 people when it tore through the "Nature Island" - population 72,000 - as a Category Five storm, leaving its once-luscious green mountains stripped to dirt. ... more
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