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Latest Extraction Methods May Poison Atmosphere Study Finds

Latest Extraction Methods May Poison Atmosphere Study Finds

Nov 04, 2014 at 16:26 | Andy Tully

A new study says hydraulic fracturing and other new energy-extraction techniques are emitting vapors of toxic chemicals, poisoning not only nearby underground and surface water, as was already suspected, but…

FERC Approves Constitution Pipeline Despite Residents’ Concerns

FERC Approves Constitution Pipeline Despite Residents’ Concerns

Nov 04, 2014 at 16:20 | Climate Progress

Credit: ShutterstockA new 124-mile natural gas pipeline could soon be running from Pennsylvania to New York, after a federal agency found…

UN Says To Save Earth, We May Have To Cut Emissions To Zero By 2100

UN Says To Save Earth, We May Have To Cut Emissions To Zero By 2100

Nov 03, 2014 at 16:31 | Andy Tully

The final edition of the United Nations’ assessment on climate change concludes that the growing poisoning of Earth’s atmosphere is due primarily to human activity, and to undo the damage…

Fraunhofer Develops Tiny, Affordable Devices That Generate Their Own Energy

Fraunhofer Develops Tiny, Affordable Devices That Generate Their Own Energy

Nov 03, 2014 at 16:21 | Andy Tully

There’s an increasing demand from industry and medicine for ever-smaller electronic devices to serve as mechanical gauges and human implants, so the German research institute Fraunhofer has come up with…

Low Oil Prices Not Hurting Shell’s Bottom Line

Low Oil Prices Not Hurting Shell’s Bottom Line

Oct 31, 2014 at 14:50 | Andy Tully

Oil has lost a quarter of its market value in recent months, but that didn’t stop Royal Dutch Shell from enjoying a robust rise in overall profits in the third…

New Device To Provide More Accurate Emissions Data

New Device To Provide More Accurate Emissions Data

Oct 31, 2014 at 14:44 | Andy Tully

The amount of greenhouse gases in specific areas of the Earth’s atmosphere has long been only determined indirectly, by estimating how much gas is emitted from sources like cars and…

BHP Needs A Breakthrough To Expand Olympic Dam

BHP Needs A Breakthrough To Expand Olympic Dam

Oct 31, 2014 at 14:35 | MINING.com

The US$33 billion expansion plan was shelved in 2012.World’s largest miner BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) said Friday that plans to resume…

Bitter 2013 Winter Increased U.S. Carbon Emissions

Bitter 2013 Winter Increased U.S. Carbon Emissions

Oct 30, 2014 at 17:32 | Andy Tully

Cold weather drives people to turn up the thermostat, and that’s exactly what happened during the winter of 2013 across the U.S. Northeast. As a result, the United States experienced…

OPEC Chief Warns Against Oil Price Panic

OPEC Chief Warns Against Oil Price Panic

Oct 30, 2014 at 17:11 | Andy Tully

OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla Salem el-Badri says he doesn’t expect demand for the cartel’s oil or its production levels to change in the coming year, and he is urging member states…

New Solar Material: The “Blackhole Of Sunlight”

New Solar Material: The “Blackhole Of Sunlight”

Oct 30, 2014 at 17:01 | Brian Westenhaus

A multidisciplinary engineering team at University of California San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering (UCSD) has developed a new nanoparticle-based material designed to absorb and convert to heat more…

The Seamill Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

The Seamill Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

Oct 29, 2014 at 17:31 | Andy Tully

A British company has moved closer to harnessing the power of sea waves to generate clean, affordable and renewable electricity.Ecotricity spent 18 months improving the design…

Piracy Still A Major Issue In SE Asian Waters Despite Global Decline

Piracy Still A Major Issue In SE Asian Waters Despite Global Decline

Oct 29, 2014 at 17:25 | Andy Tully

Pirate attacks on the high seas have fallen for a third straight year everywhere but Southeast Asia, the main route for oil shipments from the Middle East to East Asia.

Space Mining Faces Setback After Rocket Explosion

Space Mining Faces Setback After Rocket Explosion

Oct 29, 2014 at 17:18 | MINING.com

Planetary Resources, the U.S.-based start-up aiming to mine in space, lost its first test satellite aboard the commercial rocket that exploded…

Hopes Of Rescuing 18 Trapped Turkish Miners Fade

Hopes Of Rescuing 18 Trapped Turkish Miners Fade

Oct 29, 2014 at 10:45 | MINING.com

Rescue workers have been pumping water out of a coal mine in southern Turkey all night, but hopes of finding alive all…

Wind Energy Too Unreliable For UK, Study Finds

Wind Energy Too Unreliable For UK, Study Finds

Oct 28, 2014 at 16:22 | Andy Tully

A conservative British think tank has concluded that wind energy can’t be relied on to meet the United Kingdom’s power needs and must be supplemented with fossil-fuel power plants.

Despite Lower Profits, BP Increases Dividend

Despite Lower Profits, BP Increases Dividend

Oct 28, 2014 at 16:15 | Andy Tully

The global drop in oil prices over the summer led to a steep drop in BP’s third-quarter profits, but that hasn’t stopped the British energy giant from raising its dividend.

10 Million Gallons Of Oil On Ocean Floor From BP Spill

10 Million Gallons Of Oil On Ocean Floor From BP Spill

Oct 28, 2014 at 16:00 | Climate Progress

This October 2010 photo provided by Penn State University shows the arms of a brittle starfish, red in color, clinging…

Solar Struggles To Compete With Other Renewables On Cost

Solar Struggles To Compete With Other Renewables On Cost

Oct 27, 2014 at 16:02 | Andy Tully

The world now gets about one-fifth of its electricity from sustainable sources, but one, solar power, remains a relatively expensive option, according to a new study.The review…

Surge In Hydroelectricity Could Spell Disaster For Biodiversity

Surge In Hydroelectricity Could Spell Disaster For Biodiversity

Oct 27, 2014 at 15:55 | Andy Tully

European researchers say an unprecedented surge in the construction of hydropower dams around the world could double renewable electricity generation, but potentially at the expense of freshwater wildlife.Scientists…

New EU Deal Promises 40% Emission Reductions By 2030

New EU Deal Promises 40% Emission Reductions By 2030

Oct 24, 2014 at 16:53 | Climate Progress

Credit: ShutterstockIt turns out tough compromises and substantive problem-solving may be something national governments can still do.On the…

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