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The Port of Darwin in Australia’s remote north may be one of the world’s smallest ports, but it boasts the title of the world’s biggest in livestock exports. It is also Australia’s northern gateway to Asia and a major oil and gas (O&G) hub for gas fields Bayu Undan, Bonaparte, Browse Basin, and ...
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Despite this week’s announcement by a Norwegian parliamentary committee, that Norway's state pension fund - Norwegian Government Pension Fund (GPF) - (the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund), will now be required to divest its significant exposure to the global coal sector and reversing the rejec...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a grave warning about the Mississippi River on Saturday. Because of an oil spill, it said, the cultural landmark is in “imminent and substantial danger” of being contaminated. The oil spill came from a train carrying 103 cars of Ba...
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President Barack Obama vetoed the Republicans’ Keystone XL pipeline bill Tuesday, rejecting Congress’ attempt to take the project’s fate out of his hands — and leaving the GOP on track for an override vote that will most likely fail. Obama’s veto message was delivered within hours of the legislatio...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Alex Kirby Scientists say there is a direct link between changing climate and an increase in violence, reinforcing a key finding of the latest IPCC report. LONDON, 31 March - US scientists say there is evidence that a warming climate is closely related to political and social instability and a ...
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As part of on-going research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week. Marine chemi...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, have finally discovered a way to convert a small mixture of algae and water into a kind of crude oil in less than an hour. Algae based biofuel has long remained a topic of interest among scie...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests. The companies range from investor-owned firms—household names ...
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A huge diesel oil spill has caused a 300-square-kilometre slick in the Philippines' Manila Bay, endangering the local fishing industry. A huge diesel oil spill has shut down parts of the Philippine capital's vital fishing industry, jeopardising the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people liv...
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Earlier this week, Exxon announced that while it wasn’t throwing in the towel, it would be forced to restructure its algae research with partner California-based Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI). When the two launched their algae-derived biofuels program in 2009, Exxon planned to invest around $60...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
keyston CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline company, said on Friday its long wait for U.S. government approval of its controversial Keystone XL project will further delay completion of the pipeline and push its cost above the company's $5.3 billion estimate.TransC...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no moral compass. It is a style of bullying at the worst level. If the earth did not have the resources for renewable energy that its does, this would still be wrong. One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing ho...
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Shell’s most recent ‘mishap’ a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it’s the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in the Arctic. 1. Shell has no idea how much an oil spill cle...
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Microalgae are slimy, tiny and green, but they could provide significant solutions to the energy crisis. Scientists are looking to these eukaryotes as a possible alternative energy source that could help countries wean their dependence on pollutant-producing fossil fuels. As we become aware of the e...
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Posted by on in Transportation
At long last, America is taking steps to end our dangerous addiction to oil. With two announcements in the same number of weeks, the Obama administration announced plans that will require every new vehicle on the road to go farther on a gallon of gas, reducing the risk of more oil spills and the dan...
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