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Fracking Chemicals May Not Be Toxic After All

Fracking Chemicals May Not Be Toxic After All

Nov 14, 2014 at 17:02 | Andy Tully

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has raised fears that the chemicals used in the practice could poison ground and surface water, and one study even suggests that it can degrade…

Maligned DOE Green Energy Program Could Yield $5 Billion Profit

Maligned DOE Green Energy Program Could Yield $5 Billion Profit

Nov 14, 2014 at 16:48 | Climate Progress

Credit: Shutterstock The much-maligned government program that funded the failed solar tech company Solyndra is expected to make taxpayers…

Scientists Improve Efficiency Of Organic Solar Cells

Scientists Improve Efficiency Of Organic Solar Cells

Nov 13, 2014 at 15:43 | Andy Tully

Image by North Carolina State University This is a twofer: Scientists in the United States and Hong Kong…

BHP And Rio Tinto Call For International Carbon Price

BHP And Rio Tinto Call For International Carbon Price

Nov 13, 2014 at 15:34 | MINING.com

Image copyright: Adam J | Shutterstock.comTwo of the world’s largest mining companies, BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto (LON:RIO)…

Russia To Build As Many As Eight Nuclear Power Plants For Iran

Russia To Build As Many As Eight Nuclear Power Plants For Iran

Nov 12, 2014 at 16:29 | Andy Tully

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant.Moscow and Tehran have signed two contracts under which Russia will build as many as eight…

Merkel Says Security Is Key To Increased Investment In Pakistan Energy

Merkel Says Security Is Key To Increased Investment In Pakistan Energy

Nov 12, 2014 at 16:21 | Andy Tully

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that her country is interested in increasing its investment in providing much-needed energy to Pakistan, but only if security…

Solar Roads Being Developed In The Netherlands

Solar Roads Being Developed In The Netherlands

Nov 12, 2014 at 16:14 | Climate Progress

Credit: SolaRoad The Netherlands is opening up the world’s first stretch of road made with solar cells this week. And in…

Magnesium To Replace Lithium-ion Batteries Soon

Magnesium To Replace Lithium-ion Batteries Soon

Nov 11, 2014 at 15:31 | Andy Tully

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the mobile power sources of choice today, used in everything from laptop computers, smart phones and even electric cars. For years, though, they’ve been known to…

Latest Electric Car Innovation Could Recharge Batteries In Minutes

Latest Electric Car Innovation Could Recharge Batteries In Minutes

Nov 10, 2014 at 16:11 | Andy Tully

Imagine the fender of an electric car not just preventing mud splatters but also turbocharging the vehicle’s battery in a matter of minutes. And imagine this technology on the road…

Russia, China Sign New Huge Gas Deal

Russia, China Sign New Huge Gas Deal

Nov 10, 2014 at 16:04 | Andy Tully

Just as European nations are trying to wean themselves from an erratic supply of Russian natural gas, so Russia appears determined to reduce its reliance on European customers by signing…

Showdown Between Republicans And Obama Over Emissions Likely

Showdown Between Republicans And Obama Over Emissions Likely

Nov 10, 2014 at 15:51 | Climate Progress

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), center. Credit: AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File Just days after the midterm elections,…

Researchers Take Major Step To Effective ‘Bio-gasoline’

Researchers Take Major Step To Effective ‘Bio-gasoline’

Nov 07, 2014 at 14:48 | Andy Tully

Most people probably don’t fit “bio” and “gasoline” into the same sentence, much less the same word. Nor would they likely include “sustainable.” Yet we have ethanol, essentially a renewable…

Oil Sands Companies Under Pressure Following Wildlife Deaths

Oil Sands Companies Under Pressure Following Wildlife Deaths

Nov 07, 2014 at 14:42 | Andy Tully

Three oil sands companies say scores of birds were killed after landing at their waste facilities in east-central Alberta, Canada, even though their avian deterrents were operational at the time.…

Acceleration Record Set By Electric Car: 0 to 100km In Under 1.8 Seconds

Acceleration Record Set By Electric Car: 0 to 100km In Under 1.8 Seconds

Nov 06, 2014 at 16:39 | Andy Tully

When we think of electric cars, probably the first thing that comes to mind is the Chevrolet Volt, which is smooth running but…

Scotland’s Wind Energy Production In October Enough To Power Every Home

Scotland’s Wind Energy Production In October Enough To Power Every Home

Nov 06, 2014 at 16:26 | Climate Progress

Credit: flickr/ @notnixon According to new numbers published by WWF Scotland this week, wind turbines generated enough electricity in October…

BHP Billiton To Export US Oil Without Permit

BHP Billiton To Export US Oil Without Permit

Nov 05, 2014 at 16:25 | MINING.com

BHP's oil rig Gulf of Mexico. World’s largest miner BHP Billiton (NYSE, ASX:BHP) plans to export ultra-light oil from the U.S. without…

Chemists Find Material To Both Generate And Store Hydrogen Fuel

Chemists Find Material To Both Generate And Store Hydrogen Fuel

Nov 05, 2014 at 16:00 | Andy Tully

Imagine a device that can not only store energy but can also produce it. Now put your imagination aside and consider a very real substance, the semiconductor molybdenum disulfide. Chemists…

Enbridge Records $80 Million Loss This Quarter

Enbridge Records $80 Million Loss This Quarter

Nov 05, 2014 at 15:53 | MINING.com

Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow of its L9 pipeline running between southern Ontario and Montreal has been delayed. Enbridge Inc. (TSX, NYSE:ENB),…

Texas Town Votes To Ban Fracking

Texas Town Votes To Ban Fracking

Nov 05, 2014 at 15:44 | Climate Progress

Topher Jones, of Denton, Texas, Edward Hartmann, of Dallas and Angie Holliday of Denton, Texas, hold a campaign sign outside city…

Hyundai Faces Huge Penalties For Inflated Mileage Claims

Hyundai Faces Huge Penalties For Inflated Mileage Claims

Nov 04, 2014 at 16:33 | Andy Tully

The $100 million fine to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is only a small part of the penalty that Hyundai Motor Group must pay because it subsidiaries, Hyundai and…

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