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November 08, 2017
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First coast-to-coast land motion map of Scotland derived from satellite radar images



Nottingham UK (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
The first country-wide map of relative land motion has been created by a team at the University of Nottingham. Using hundreds of satellite radar images the team, working with Geomatic Ventures Limited (GVL), an innovative University spin-out company, created a complete map of mainland Scotland. The map covers a two-year period from 2015 to 2017 and was created using Intermittent Small Baseline (ISBAS) analysis, a novel satellite remote sensing technique. It showed that small but significant rates ... read more

OIL AND GAS
US urges action after Saudi accuses Iran over missile attack
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
The United States called Tuesday for international action to hold Iran to account after Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of "direct military aggression" over a Yemeni rebel missile attack near Riyadh. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Tight markets, demand spike mean higher gas prices
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Unseasonably high demand pressures from U.S. consumers and a tightening oil market means higher gas prices, but the trend might not last, market analysts said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oklahoma still scrambling with budget despite oil price trends
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
After a downgrade on its credit rating, Oklahoma's governor urged House leaders to move quickly to pass a measure meant to close a looming budget gap. ... more
OIL AND GAS
House takes up offshore drilling overhaul
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
As leaders in the U.S. House take up an offshore drilling bill, pressure has mounted on the U.S. government's lack of oversight for protection of public lands. ... more
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Oil prices inch lower after Monday's massive rally
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Crude oil prices lingered slightly in negative territory in early Tuesday trading after OPEC said it saw demand increasing, but some deceleration ahead. ... more
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Norway's economy facing petroleum-related headwinds
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Norway, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the world, said the output from petroleum-related manufacturing turned lower in the third quarter. ... more
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An Iranian benchmark for oil just topped $60 per barrel
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
After boasting of unprecedented economic growth, Iranian state media said the situation has improved after its benchmark for oil passed $60 per barrel. ... more
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Alberta's leader tours in support of Trans Mountain oil pipeline
Washington (UPI) Nov 7, 2017
Support for the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia is support for the economy, the premier of oil-rich Alberta said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Study maps Sub-Saharan Africa's dependency on China
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa nations are growing more dependent on China as an export market, putting them at greater risk to shifts in the Chinese economy, a study published Tuesday said. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia reaches Turkish waters with gas pipeline
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Construction for a pipeline slated to bring Russian gas through Turkish territory moved into official Turkish waters, Russian media reported. ... more


Saudi Arabia seals Yemen borders, accuses Iran over missile strike

OIL AND GAS
Pakistan gets lift from new gas production
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Austrian energy company OMV said it started producing gas for Pakistan, years after the initial discovery and as the country copes with chronic energy issues. ... more
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Shale-rich Oklahoma sees economic gains
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
October tax receipts for shale-rich Oklahoma are up more than 10 percent from last year, though most of the recent gains came from vehicle taxes, data show. ... more
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U.S. withdrawal from energy transparency group called strategic
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Leaving a transparency initiative on fossil fuels was a mistake, advocates said, but Washington and a former Trump associate said the decision was strategic. ... more
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Saudi crackdown adds jitter premium to oil prices
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
Crude oil prices extended deeper into record territory on Monday as bullish sentiments set in and nerves rattled over a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia. ... more



Study identifies additional hurdle to widespread planting of bioenergy crops
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study examining how certain decisions impact what farmers plant and harvest identified one crucial factor that researchers believe needs to be added to the list of decision variables when considering bioenergy crops: the option value. Most studies have not examined the role of the option value, which has to do with farmers waiting to see how bioenergy crop prices will change in the futur ... more
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance the production of biofuel
Newark DE (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current and future solar engineering and design op ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
European lender closer to green finance goals
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Mechanochemistry paves the way to higher quality perovskite photovoltaics
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Cities can cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond their urban borders
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions caused by urban households' purchases of goods and services from beyond city limits are much bigger than previously thought. These upstream emissions may occur anywhere in the world and are roughly equal in size to the total emissions originating from a city's own territory, a new study shows. This is not bad news but in fact offers local policy-makers more leverage to t ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN
Bonn (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Plea for 'urgent action' on climate shadowed by Trump
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans
UK car sales skid in October: industry body
London (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
British car sales sank in October for the seventh successive month on disappointing consumer demand, industry data showed on Monday. New car registrations sank 12.2 percent year-on-year to 158,192 vehicles last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said in a statement. The SMMT blamed the sharp drop on falling consumer confidence - and confusion surrounding the governmen ... more
Carlsbad, NM (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Sandia improving fuel economy, reducing emissions using optical diagnostics
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Texas applauds free-market move on electric vehicles
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Waymo cars hit the the road without drivers
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Traditional carpet weaving in central Iraq unravels
Al-Hamza, Iraq (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
In the shadow of the Imam Hamza mosque in the region of the ancient kingdom of Babylon, a carpet market that was once bustling is now almost empty. The only visitor to Hamad al-Soltani's small shop in the city of Al-Hamza in central Iraq, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) south of Baghdad, is a local tribal chief. Nothing in the world can convince Sheikh Hazem al-Hiyali - a Bedouin scarf ... more
Deir Ezzor, Syria (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Twin Iraq and Syria assaults as IS loses last city
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Iraq to hold parliamentary election in May: PM
Geneva (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
IS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN
Europe urges US Congress not to torpedo Iran deal
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal can never be renegotiated, as she urged US lawmakers not to try to reopen the agreement. Her visit coincided with that of the head of the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA director general Yukiya Amano, who defended his agency's ability to monitor Iran's compliance with the accord. President Donald Trump has to ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Trump aborts surprise visit to DMZ due to bad weather
Seoul (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Trump says China's Xi 'very helpful' on N. Korea
Seoul (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
S. Korea to buy 'billions of dollars' of US weapons: Trump
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong's leading pro-democracy activists, who were jailed for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement were granted leave to appeal their sentences by the city's top court on Tuesday. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were imprisoned in August after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences - rather than the initial community service orders they were given. The government's appeal ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
South Sudan's capital Juba was tense on Saturday as more than 100 soldiers surrounded the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong in a bid to disarm his bodyguards. Streets across the city were largely empty as people stayed at home for fear the standoff would erupt into clashes, an AFP correspondent said. The deployment of troops around Malong's residence in the central Hai ... more
Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest
Tiznit, Morocco (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Morocco architect fights concrete with tradition
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US strikes IS in Somalia for first time
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NASA Air Traffic Management Demonstration Goes Live in Charlotte
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
The forward cabin door is closed. Everyone is sitting down with their seat belts fastened. Then comes the gentle nudge as the airliner is pushed back from its gate. After a grueling, week-long business trip, home is just two hours away - and you can't wait to see family, friends and your own bed! Then the aircraft stops, and you have no choice but to wait some more. It's another 10 m ... more
Cleveland OH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Aviation Renaissance: NASA Advances Concepts for Next-gen Aircraft
Washington (UPI) Nov 6, 2017
General Electric receives $84M for Blackhawk, Apache engine overhauls
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Raytheon awarded $22.1M for Next Generation Jammer support
Canada: Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Vancouver
Montreal (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Amazon announced Friday that it will double its workforce in Canada's western metropolis of Vancouver, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of its Seattle headquarters, to 2,000. The company said in a statement it would open a new office in downtown Vancouver in 2020 to accomodate the new staff, which will bring its total number of its employees across Canada to 6,000. "We are among th ... more
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Alibaba launches electronic trading hub in Malaysia
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
China's military ordered to pledge total loyalty to Xi
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China's military has been ordered to pledge absolute loyalty to President Xi Jinping while a paramilitary police force now literally sings his praises, further cementing his place as the country's most powerful leader in decades. The world's largest armed forces should be "absolutely loyal, honest and reliable to Xi", said a new guideline issued by the Central Military Commission and reporte ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
NATO to revamp command structure to counter Russia threat
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
The Trump A to Z, from America First to 'Zero'
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Fish food and golf bromance: 5 takeaways from Trump in Japan
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Are elevated levels of mercury in the American dipper due to run-of-river dams?
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
A study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry used American dippers to determine if run-of-river (RoR) dams altered food webs and mercury levels at 13 stream sites in British Columbia. Run-of-river dams are deemed "green energy" because they produce lower greenhouse gas emissions, have lower water storage, barrier size, extent of flooding and water level fluctuations than con ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Molybdenum in Wisconsin wells not from coal ash
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Schools shut amid health emergency as smog blankets India's capital
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A domestic violence conviction legally prohibited the Texas church shooter from buying guns, but the Air Force failed to enter it into a database used to run background checks, officials said Monday. Devin Kelley - who shot dead 26 people at a Texas church - could therefore have passed the background check required to buy a gun, which would have raised red flags if the conviction had been ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
UN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
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