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United Kingdom CO2 emissions fall to lowest level in nearly a century

LONDON — A record drop in coal use ? coupled with the rapid growth of renewable energy, an expansion of energy efficiency programs, and an increase in burning natural gas …
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‘Spinning sail’ rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener

LONDON — An ocean-going tanker is to be fitted with a type of ?spinning sail? invented almost a century ago in a step that could lead to more environmentally friendly …
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UT researchers link methane in groundwater to natural sources near Barnett wells

AUSTIN, Texas ? Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin have found that high levels of methane in well water from two counties near Fort Worth are probably from …
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Scottish councils invest £1.7 billion into fossil fuel companies

EDINBURGH ? In a departure from the fossil fuel disinvesting trend, Scottish local authorities are pouring £1.7 billion in 52 fossil fuel companies, realizing perhaps its bounty of hydrocarbon resources, …
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EPA spending to sink -31% under Trump?s budget proposal

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump released a partial outline of his 2018 budget, proposing billions of dollars in spending cuts to most government agencies to pay for large increases in …
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Atmospheric CO2 emissions to rise less in 2017, but still larger than previous average

MAUNA LOA — The Met Office forecast of the annual rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide suggests that the 2017 rise will be smaller than that in 2016, but still larger …
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CEO Darren Woods: ExxonMobil is committed to environment and clean energy

HOUSTON ? ExxonMobil?s new CEO renewed his company?s commitment to environmental compliance and clean energy at the CERAWeek conference in Houston. ?I believe the assumption that affordable energy and a …
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EPA head discounts human activity as main driver of climate change

WASHINGTON D. C. — The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency said that he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate …
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MIT: Turbulent ocean currents bringing up carbon trapped in deep caverns

CAMBRIDGE — At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean?s surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense that they sink a …
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Argonne National Laboratory invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil

CHIGACO — Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that easily absorbs oil from water, but is also …
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