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September 27, 2017
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Erase fracking regulations, industry tells Trump



Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
With a court dismissing a challenge to federal rules on hydraulic fracturing, producers said it was time for President Trump to erase the law altogether. "The industry recognizes that every energy-producing area has different geologic, topographic, and hydrologic conditions, which is why the states are far more efficient and effective at regulating hydraulic fracturing than the federal government," Barry Russell, the president and CEO of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, said in ... read more

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Texas oil production slightly lower, early data show
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Crude oil production reported to the state energy regulator in Texas for July was slightly lower than last year, preliminary data show. ... more
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Strongman Haftar bolsters stature as key Libya player
Rome (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar met Italy's defence minister and security chiefs in Rome Tuesday, bolstering his stature as a key player in international efforts to stabilise his troubled country. ... more
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Growth prospects for energy-hungry Asia revised higher
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Growth in the developed economies of Asia should continue, especially if crude oil prices stay at moderate levels, the Asian Development Bank said. ... more
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Chesapeake Energy revises outlook because of Hurricane Harvey
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
U.S. shale oil and natural gas company Chesapeake said it expects it will take until the fourth quarter to see production gains following Hurricane Harvey. ... more
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Oil prices turn lower following Monday's surge
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Following massive gains in the previous session, crude oil prices gave up some ground in Tuesday trading, though markets still look tight. ... more
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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. ... more
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Iraqi Kurdistan, autonomous and oil-rich
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Iraq's Kurdish region, which is holding a referendum on statehood on Monday, has been autonomous since 1991 and has played a major role in the war against jihadists. ... more
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Shale-rich Oklahoma holds special session to address budget gap
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Lawmakers in shale-rich Oklahoma meet Monday in a special session to help address budget strains that the governor said are critical. ... more
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Gazprom steals spotlight from Exxon Mobil
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom was ranked by S&P Global Platts as the top financial performer of the year, ending the reign for Exxon Mobil. ... more
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Filter may be a match for fracking water
Swansea UK (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
A new superhydrophilic filter has proven able to remove greater than 90 per cent of hydrocarbons, as well as all bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (f ... more


BP brings shale techniques to Oman to start gas production

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Tass: OPEC might extend production cut deal again
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
A source close to negotiations over an OPEC-led effort to balance the market with production cuts told Russian media Monday an extension was under review. ... more
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Balanced sentiment drives oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Sentiment that the global market for crude oil is returning to balance after years of supply-side strains pushed oil prices toward an eight-month high Monday. ... more
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Gas operations at one of Israel's largest fields closed down
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Gas should start flowing again by the end of the week following repairs to the infrastructure on one of Israel's largest offshore fields, partners said. ... 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



Green algae could hold clues for engineering faster-growing crops
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Two new studies of green algae - the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds - have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice. In the studies publishe ... more
Urbana IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Researchers discover unique property of critical methane-producing enzyme
University Park PA (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biology
Flexible semitransparent solar cells made from atomically thin sheet
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials. The new technology improves power conversion efficiency of up to 0.7% - this is the highest value for solar cells made from transparent 2D sheet materials. Transparent or semi-transparent solar cells with excellent mechanical flexi ... more
Oakland CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy
Albany NY (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Green Bank Network totals over $29 Billion for clean energy projects around the World
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Antigua's well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma
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
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets. The massive new ship measures 173 metres in length and has two nuclear reactors with the propulsion power of 60 megawatts. It can crush ice up to three metres thi ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
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
In the future, roads could generate power from passing traffic
Washington DC (UPI) Sep 18, 2017
The quest for a greener economy demands unlikely sources of energy. How about traffic? Researchers at Lancaster University in England are working to develop materials that can be incorporated into asphalt and convert the rumbling vibrations of passing vehicles into usable electricity. The "piezolectric" ceramics developed by engineers could potentially generate more than 1 megawa ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Carmakers face billions in European CO2 fines from 2021: study
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
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Iraq since the US-led invasion
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
US-led forces invaded Saddam Hussein's Iraq in 2003 after claims it was harbouring weapons of mass destruction. Here is a timeline of major events in the country since then: - 2003 fall and capture of Saddam - Sirens wail and explosions rock Baghdad around dawn on March 20, signalling the start of the invasion, as announced soon afterwards by US president George W. Bush in a televise ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Iraq hangs 42 prisoners on death row: ministry
Sharqat, Iraq (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Iraq forces oust IS from northern town in drive on Hawija
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Tribes, tradition stand in way of Iraq police
Russia Conducts Test Launch of RS-24 Yars ICBM
Plesetsk (Sputnik) Sep 25, 2017
The RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was test-launched from Russia's Plesetsk space center, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. "On September 20, a test launch of the solid-fuel mobile intercontinental ballistic missile RS-24 Yars equipped with a multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle [MIRV] was conducted from Plesetsk space center by the Yoshkar-Ola m ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
US labels N. Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defences
Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese traders get down to business at Pyongyang trade show
Seoul (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Trump Twitter tirades deepen Asia alarm over conflict risk
Interpol meets in Beijing as China hunts for fugitives
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Interpol opened its general assembly in Beijing on Tuesday as China seeks greater international help to repatriate alleged criminals - despite accusations it is using the international police organisation for political gain. Nearly 1,000 public security officials and political leaders from 156 countries will discuss terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime at the four-day gathering, one of ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
China gives Tianjin ex-mayor 12 years for graft
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
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The link between drought and riots in sub-Saharan Africa
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland), has formally verified this hypothesis by studying almost 1,800 riots that occurred over a 20-year period in sub-Saharan Africa. ... more
Bamako (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
New ceasefire signed by armed groups
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
C. Africa asks UN to send more peacekeepers, ease arms embargo
Lagos (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Nigerian journalist detained over report on flood camp protest
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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
Japan raising up to $11.6 bn in postal giant share sale
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Japan said on Monday that it expects to raise more than $11.6 billion by selling off another chunk of the country's massive postal service. The government will sell 914 million Japan Post shares at 1,322 yen apiece, it said in a regulatory filing, with the offering set to raise as much as 1.3 trillion yen ($11.6 billion) if domestic and foreign investors snap up an extra allotment of stock. ... more
Washington Sept 22, 2017
US says NAFTA helps Chinese goods reach American market
Shenyang, China (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
China rust belt opens door wider to foreign investors
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip
Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese coast guard vessels sailed near disputed islands claimed by Japan and China in the East China Sea on Monday, marking the second such incident in less than a week. The four ships entered the waters surrounding the island chain, controlled by Japan and known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in China, at around 10:00 am (0100 GMT) and were moving in a southwest direction, according to ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
US defence chief in India to boost military ties
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China conducts first military drills in Djibouti
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Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Fish may be suffering brain damage as a result of plastic pollution. New research shows plastic nanoparticles can end up inside the brains of fish. "Our study is the first to show that nanosized plastic particles can accumulate in fish brains," Tommy Cedervall, a chemistry researcher at Lund University in Sweden, said in a news release. Cedervall and his colleagues tracked the pa ... more
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
Manila (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines
The Hague (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Dutch court to hear new case on I.Coast chemical spill
NASA Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quake
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2017
Disaster relief workers on the ground in Mexico City were responding to this week's 7.1-magnitude earthquake by using a suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats under rubble. This technology was developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate in Washington. FINDER, ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
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Mexico City (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
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Mexico City (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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