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Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record? | The Tyee

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record? | The Tyee | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Regulator says drilling likely triggered 4.4 temblor.
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Scientists know there are more giant craters in Siberia, but are nervous to even study them

Scientists know there are more giant craters in Siberia, but are nervous to even study them | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought.
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Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously

Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The Carnege Perth Wave Energy Project is the first wave-generated, grid-connected power array in the world.
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Chai Jing's review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog 柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下 (full translation) - YouTube

ENGLISH SUBTITLES ARE FULLY TRANSLATED For more information: http://www.linghein.me/tr_u/ English Subtitles: FULLY UPDATED Japanese Subtitles: update to 09:2...
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Goldman Sachs Declares Solar Energy Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

Goldman Sachs Declares Solar Energy Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Maybe not the most trusted name in the world, but statements from Goldman Sachs have acknowledged that solar power will soon overcome fossil fuels and make them obsolete.
“…our Clean Energy team believes the number of households...
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Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Soon All Have Rooftop Solar

Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Soon All Have Rooftop Solar | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
In an already fragile region, subject to the whims of the international oil market and regional unrest, Jordan relies on fossil fuel imports to meet around 95 percent of its energy demand. Insert renewables.
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Musa Bay, Iran : Image of the Day

Musa Bay, Iran : Image of the Day | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Iran’s shallow Musa Bay hosts Bandar Imam Khomeini, a busy port and petrochemical center.
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California refinery explosion injures four, damages facility

California refinery explosion injures four, damages facility | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Four workers suffered minor injuries after a large explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, according to an Exxon spokesman.
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New altered bacteria can convert sunlight into liquid fuel

New altered bacteria can convert sunlight into liquid fuel | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
In late 2011 , chemist David Nocera from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduced the world to his ‘artificial leaf’ - a silicon solar cell device that can produce energy using nothing but sunlight and water. The device is steeped...
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This Thai temple is built from one million recycled bottles

This Thai temple is built from one million recycled bottles | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Since 1984, the monks of Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple have built structures with glass.  It began as decoration, but as donations continued they eventually had enough glass to build an entire structure, then multiple structures.  Today...
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Plastic problem: 16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

Plastic problem: 16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Plastic is found in virtually everything these days. Your food and hygiene products are packaged in it. Your car, phone and computer are made from it. And you might even chew on it daily in the form of gum. While most plastics are touted as recyclable, the reality is that they're “downcycled.” A plastic milk carton can never be recycled into another carton — it can be made into a lower-quality item like plastic lumber, which can’t be recycled.

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Peru Is Now Giving Free Solar Power To Its 2 Million Poorest Citizens

Peru Is Now Giving Free Solar Power To Its 2 Million Poorest Citizens | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will cost about $200 million, which is basically nothing in the scheme of most international budgets. Peru also leads the way in national dedication to organic food and doesn't allow...
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Nigerian engineer converts a VW Beetle into a $6,000 solar & wind powered car

While Segun Oyeyiola was a student at Obagemi Awolowo University, he converted his gas-guzzling Volkswagen into a fossil-fuel free machine by…
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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other 'transparent' solar cells that we've reported on in the past, which are actually quite colorful and opaque, this one really is transparen. The team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from
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Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that they’ll be able to aeroponically grow two million pounds of pesticide-free baby leafy greens and herbs each year. In addition to the healthy, fresh food, the project will also create 78 new jobs for Newark.
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Scientists have reinforced concrete with plastic waste instead of steel

Scientists have reinforced concrete with plastic waste instead of steel | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Researchers from James Cook University in Australia have created a type of concrete that's reinforced by plastic waste, rather than steel. The technique, which is a first in Australia, will greatly reduce the environmental impact of concrete, and...
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Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are sounding the alarm for a new threat: earthquakes linked to Europe's largest natural gas field.
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Who needs oil? World’s largest Solar Power Plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi | World Truth.TV

Who needs oil? World’s largest Solar Power Plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi | World Truth.TV | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
-100-megawatt plant will power thousands United Arab Emirates homes -It is hoped that it will also displace 175,000 tons of CO2 each year -Plant covers 2.5 sq/km of desert, equivalent to 285 football pitches You might think that as one of the world's top oil producing nations, the United Arab Emirates would have little use for solar energy. But that hasn't stopped the Middle East state from unveiling the largest concentrated solar power plant in operation anywhere in the world. The 100-megawat
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Russia’s Massive Tesla Tower Revealed in Drone Footage

Russia’s Massive Tesla Tower Revealed in Drone Footage | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Western energy sanctions levied against Russia are already threatening to trickle down and compromise the energy security of the entire…
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Dozens of new craters suspected in northern Russia

Dozens of new craters suspected in northern Russia | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Satellites show giant hole ringed by 20 'baby craters'.
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Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels is Easy to Do

Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels is Easy to Do | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Yesterday, a Big Oil PR group released this cartoon video as an attack against Global Divestment Day. The Environmental Policy Alliance is a front group for Big Oil that pushes out specious and inaccurate opposition research on individuals and organizations who fight climate change. The group is led by Rick Berman, who was taped by...
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These parasitic drones suck up our carbon and turn it into fuel

These parasitic drones suck up our carbon and turn it into fuel | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
A team of designers in Hong Kong has come up with one of the coolest and creepiest air-filtering solutions we’ve ever heard - winged parasitic drones that come out at night, steal energy from neon lights and then use it to grow a forest of tiny...
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Black oil, red budgets: how long can Gulf states endure low prices?

Black oil, red budgets: how long can Gulf states endure low prices? | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
In his first royal decree, Saudi Arabia’s newly crowned King Salman announced two-month bonuses for state employees, pensioners, students, and recipients of social service programs (that is, everyone in…
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How Bonnaroo has put a dent in plastic waste

How Bonnaroo has put a dent in plastic waste | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The Tennessee music festival kept 400,000 water bottles and 30,000 beer cups out of landfills last year.
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The best idea in a long time: Covering parking lots with solar panels

The best idea in a long time: Covering parking lots with solar panels | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Solar carports make a lot of sense. So why aren’t there more of them?
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