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  • EV's Become Cash Cow For Swing States
    What do marijuana and electric vehicles have in common? They are two consumer products that Americans tend to strongly favor or disapprove of depending on their party affiliation. In other words, they are two of the most polarizing consumer products on the market.  Back in 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis... Read more »
  • Russia Takes Control of Iraq’s Biggest Oil Discovery for 20 Years
    Preliminary estimates suggested that Iraq’s Eridu oil field holds between 7-10 billion barrels of reserves. Senior Russian oil industry sources spoken to exclusively by OilPrice.com last week said the true figure may well be 50 percent more than the higher figure of that band. In either event, the Eridu field - part... Read more »
  • The Future of Fossil Fuels in the Spotlight at COP28 Climate Summit
    The debate about the future of fossil fuels is expected to take center stage at the COP28 climate summit starting in Dubai on Thursday. While the UN and environmental organizations are pushing for language in the final statement to include a timeline on the phase-out of fossil fuels, some of... Read more »
  • U.S. Gas Grid Needs Upgrade. It Might Never Get It.
    A small California town in the San Francisco Bay Area is planning to unhook a whole block from the gas network. This is the town of Albany’s approach to decarbonization, and it is using $200,000 in federal government money to do it. The thing is, Albany is not the only town that... Read more »
  • U.S. Crude Oil, Gasoline, Cushing See Inventory Dips
    Crude oil inventories in the United States fell this week by 817,000 barrels for week ending November 24, according to The American Petroleum Institute (API), after a 9.05-million-barrel rise in crude inventories in the week prior, API data showed. Analysts had expected a 2 million barrel draw. API data shows... Read more »
  • Obscure Coal Stock Is World's Best 2023 IPO
    The world’s best-performing IPO stock this year is a little known Indonesian coal mining company that’s backed by one of Southeast Asia’s richest men. PT Petrindo Jaya Kreasi has soared more than 2,900% since it listed in March following a $25 million offering. Yet it still has no analyst coverage, is... Read more »
  • Michigan Governor Signs Clean Energy Package
    Michigan’s governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Tuesday a clean energy package that will have the state carbon-free by 2040. The clean energy package, known as the Clean Energy and Jobs Act, is a compilation of bills designed to improve energy efficiency requirements in the state and simplify the... Read more »



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  • Telescope Array detects second highest-energy cosmic ray ever
    Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Nov 24, 2023 In 1991, the University of Utah Fly's Eye experiment detected the highest-energy cosmic ray ever observed. Later dubbed the Oh-My-God particle, the cosmic ray's energy shocked astrophysicists. Nothing in our galaxy had the power to produce it, and the particle had more... Read more »
  • Autonomous excavator creates 3D map of rocks to build 19-foot-tall wall
    Washington DC (UPI) Nov 22, 2023 An autonomous excavator developed by researchers at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has successfully constructed 19.6-foot-tall and 130-foot-long wall. The excavator, named HEAP, scans rocks to determine their size, shape and center of gravity. An algorithm then determines the best... Read more »
  • NASA uses two worlds to test future Mars helicopter designs
    Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 24, 2023 For the first time in history, two planets have been home to testing future aircraft designs. On this world, a new rotor that could be used with next-generation Mars helicopters was recently tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, spinning at near-supersonic... Read more »
  • NASA's future space exploration bolstered by major plutonium-238 delivery
    Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 24, 2023 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) recent achievement in shipping a substantial amount of heat source plutonium-238 to the Los Alamos National Laboratory signifies a pivotal advancement for NASA's future space missions. This latest shipment, consisting of 0.5 kilograms (a little over 1... Read more »
  • Xi says China must protect foreign firms' rights, intellectual property
    Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2023 Chinese leader Xi Jinping has ordered greater protection for international firms' rights and intellectual property, state media reported Tuesday, as Beijing works to lure in foreign companies spooked by a crackdown and an ailing economy. US and European firms in China have said that doing... Read more »
  • UAE sought to use COP28 to advance oil deals: report
    London (AFP) Nov 27, 2023 The United Arab Emirates planned to exploit meetings with foreign governments arranged due to its COP28 hosting role to strike fossil fuel deals, according to leaked documents obtained by the BBC. The leaked briefing notes, obtained by journalists at the Centre for Climate Reporting (CCR)... Read more »
  • Climate change already reducing global GDP: report
    Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2023 Climate change is already shaving billions off the world's economy, with developing countries hardest hit, according to a new report published Tuesday ahead of COP28 climate negotiations. The report by the University of Delaware estimated that impacts from human-caused climate change cut 6.3 percent from... Read more »






  • Extreme Rainfall Increases Drastically With Global Warming, Study Finds
    According to a recent study by scientists from Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, some newer climate models greatly underestimate the extent to which global heating leads to extreme rainfall. The study predicts more frequent disastrous flooding unless humans reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Extremes appear to intensify faster with... Read more »
  • Environmental Groups Ask Norwegian Court to Stop 3 Oil and Gas Fields in North Sea
    Environmental organizations Greenpeace Nordic and Young Friends of the Earth Norway are asking an Oslo district court to stop the development of three oil and gas fields in the North Sea, citing a lack of adequate assessment of the global climate impacts of future fossil fuel use, according to Reuters... Read more »
  • Axolotl Conservation Campaign Promotes ‘Virtual Adoptions’ for Holiday Gifts
    On the hunt for the perfect holiday gift for someone special in your life? A campaign from the National Autonomous University in Mexico suggests adopting an axolotl — symbolically, that is. The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is a critically endangered type of salamander that has become increasingly popular in recent years... Read more »
  • VideoWorld’s Largest Iceberg Breaks Free in Antarctica
    The largest iceberg in the world — A23a, nearly 1,500 square miles, about three times as big as New York City — has broken free of its anchor on the floor of the Weddell Sea and begun to drift toward the Southern Ocean. In 1986, the Antarctic iceberg calved off... Read more »
  • Biden to Skip COP28 Climate Conference
    According to a White House official, U.S. President Joe Biden will not be attending the United Nations COP28 Climate Conference, which begins this Thursday in Dubai. The meeting of world leaders and delegates — including climate scientists, Indigenous Peoples and youth — to discuss the climate crisis has been held... Read more »
  • Western Gray Squirrel Listed as Endangered in Washington State
    The Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) has been listed as a threatened species in the state of Washington since 1993. Now, the state has decided to list the species, sometimes known as the silver gray squirrel, as endangered. Following a periodic status review meeting on Nov. 17, the Washington Department... Read more »
  • EU to Use Satellites to Track Climate-Induced Wildfires and Illegal Logging in Forests
    The European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) have partnered to use satellites to address climate crisis threats and illegal logging in European Union (EU) forests. The commission has proposed a new law where the EU would use Copernicus Sentinel satellites to collect forest data in order to stay... Read more »