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September 28, 2017
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Turkey upbeat about economic potential



Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Buoyed by energy ambitions, but concerned with national security, the Turkish government said it was bent on maintaining robust economic growth. The Central Bank of Turkey said last week that gross domestic product grew 5.1 percent annually and 2.1 percent during the second quarter. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Wednesday core growth has been higher than 5 percent for more than a decade, even as the country faces internal political and external security pressures. "Our ... read more

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Sanchez Energy unfazed by Hurricane Harvey
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
U.S. shale exploration and production company Sanchez Energy said its production from its assets in Texas was accelerating even after Hurricane Harvey. ... more
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Europe still needs us, Gazprom says
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom said that, because of dwindling resources of its own, the European market was still largely dependent on its natural gas. ... more
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Crude oil prices up after Turkey threatens to close Kurdish pipeline
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Turkey's threat to close a Kurdish oil pipeline, potentially disrupting production of one half million barrels per day, sent global crude prices upward on Wednesday. ... more
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No luck in finding new oil in Barents Sea
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
There was no luck in finding new oil near a field in the Barents Sea that had its size revised higher earlier this year, a Norwegian energy regulator said. ... more
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Kiir tells South Sudan police to work with UN
Juba (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
President Salva Kiir on Wednesday ordered South Sudanese police to cooperate with a new 4,000-strong United Nations force being deployed in the capital Juba. ... more
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Share value for giant Israeli gas field revised higher
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
The value present in the Leviathan gas field off the coast of Israel was revised higher for one of the drilling partners, an independent review found. ... more
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LNG could be the answer for ASEAN
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
After 50 years, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations need to coordinate on energy issues and consider LNG as a basis for cooperation, analysis finds. ... more
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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. ... 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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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



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
Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade: report
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Economic losses from severe storms, hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires are projected to reach at least $360 billion a year in the next decade in America, about half of annual US growth, according to a report out Wednesday. Since some kinds of severe weather can be made worse or more frequent by climate change, action is needed to move the United States away from fossil fuels and towar ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Science denial not limited to political right
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
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
London (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
James Dyson: Vacuum cleaner king turns to electric cars
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Iraq says defeats IS infiltration near Ramadi
Ramadi, Iraq (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Islamic State group fighters seized areas around Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Wednesday in an apparent attempt at a diversion from offensives on its last Iraqi footholds but were swiftly defeated, security sources said. The jihadist infiltrators briefly occupied three areas near the city, which is the capital of mainly Sunni Arab Anbar province, long a bastion of insurgency, the sources said. ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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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
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
'Sing! China' concert in Taiwan halted amid protests
Taipei (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
A music concert in Taiwan descended into chaos over the weekend when independence activists clashed with pro-China groups, with three people injured in the scuffles. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between the self-ruled island and the mainland since Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took office in May last year, with Beijing cutting off all official communications. The event ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Interpol meets in Beijing as China hunts for fugitives
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
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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Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
The U.S. Air Force is more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements, with senior service leaders warning the problem has potentially dire consequences. The pilot and aircrew shortage was discussed at a meeting Friday of more than 60 leaders at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. "We are in a crisis," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein said at the day-long Aircrew Summ ... more
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
Israel receives F-35 aircraft
London (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
UK warns Boeing over Bombardier trade row
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
Japan opposition unites in election bid to topple Abe
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Japan's main opposition Thursday decided not to run candidates in the upcoming election, effectively joining forces with a new party formed by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike in a bid to topple Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The move capped a stunning few days on Japan's sleepy political scene that has seen the calling of a snap election, the creation of Koike's dynamic new "Party of Hope" a ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
US defence chief in India to boost military ties
Kalynivka, Ukraine (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Thousands flee huge 'sabotage' explosion at Ukraine arms depot
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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
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
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
Trump defends Puerto Rico response; Irma death toll at 72 in Florida
Washington (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
US President Donald Trump defended the government relief response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday and promised to visit the island next week. Trump also said that he would travel to the US Virgin Islands, another American territory in the Caribbean that was slammed by a pair of powerful storms. "Both have been devastated, and I mean absolutely devastated," the president told ... more
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