Environmental

BHP Billiton Pledges A$6 mi to Bush Blitz II Project

  Alongside partners the Australian Government and Earthwatch, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities today announced a A$6 million contribution to the second

Sunken WW II Ship Oil Leak Plugged

Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters. Beaufort,

France Backs 30% Energy Efficiency Goal

France's energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target.

Maine Port City Bans Oil Loading

City councilors in South Portland, Maine, voted late Monday night to ban the loading of crude oil onto tankers along its waterfront, throwing up yet another roadblock

Pier Damaged at Port Canaveral

Undergoing Repairs While Coast Guard Investigates   The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a weekend incident that caused pier damage and scattered concrete debris in the harbor on Sunday.

OSRO: The Child of Necessity

Most people in the maritime industry in the United States are familiar with the concept of the Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO).  It is one of the many quiet

Prompt Price Down on Lower Demand, Good Supply

Most Central European prompt power prices fell on Tuesday on the prospect of easing demand and high solar supplies that also characterised the neighbouring German and French markets.

Engine Performs in Roll Over Test

Engines customized for new Dutch search-and-rescue lifeboat vessels keep running after full rotation on axis. In thrashing, unforgiving seas, a capsized rescue vessel used to be a symbol of defeat.

More Supply, Less Demand Cut Spot Prices

Lower demand and higher solar supply in the European prompt power market curbed spot prices on Tuesday, offsetting the impact of lower wind levels and thermal power plant outages, traders said.

UK Council Rejects Fracking Proposal

A plan by London-based oil and gas exploration firm Celtique Energie to drill for shale gas in southern England failed to win county government approval on Tuesday,

Peabody Quarterly Revenue Rises 2 pct

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in shipments and prices at its mining operations in western U.

S.African Anti-Fracking Group Threatens Legal Action

Green group ready to challenge fracking in highest court; Pretoria sees shale gas as economic "game changer" but Karoo landowners fear environmental damage. A

Britain Firm on Carbon Target Despite Opposition

Britain's government said it would stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50 percent of the 1990 levels, a target that has led to political opposition and

Second Typhoon Threatens Taiwan

The Taiwan military was collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against possible flooding on Tuesday as a typhoon bore down on the island after brushing the Philippines.

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Race is About Oil

North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising

Kemp: Shale Plays Reduce Political Risk

Shale plays are ideal for oil and gas companies that need to limit risk in countries with a history of political and economic instability and poor respect for private property.

New Ethane Carriers Use Cargo, Fuel MAN ME-GI Engines

MAN Diesel & Turbo say that Ocean Yield ASA, the Oslo-based shipowner, has placed orders for three LEGCs (Liquefied Ethylene Gas Carriers) of 36,000 cbm capacity,

Boscalis to Get IJsseldelta 'Room for the River' Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) say that the Dutch Department of Public Works and the province of Overijssel intends to award the contract for the IJsseldelta polder to them.

NY Regulators Seek Summer Shutdown at Indian Point

New York state environmental regulators have proposed shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months,

ICS Calls for Harmonized ECA Inspections

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is encouraging the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control to ensure that a harmonized approach to PSC

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