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Germany monitoring oil supplies closely as Russian pipeline outage drags on

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London — Germany is not planning to tap its strategic oil reserves but is monitoring the local fuel supply situation closely, the country’s economy economic and energy ministry said Friday, faced with at least another month without piped Russian crude imports. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Read More

In Portugal, a man braves dangerous cliffs to clean-up the coast

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CASCAIS, Portugal (Reuters) – Every week, carrying a large bag to collect marine litter, sea-lover Miguel Lacerda climbs up and down dangerous 140-metre-high cliffs, dedicating himself to cleaning up Portugal’s rocky coast. Miguel Lacerda, 62, collects trash at a beach at the coast near Sintra, Portugal May 22, 2019. Picture taken May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Read More

Summer theater: Fireflies that synchronize light up two U.S. forests

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(Reuters) – Crowds of eco-tourists from around the world will gather in two remote Appalachian forests in Tennessee and Pennsylvania in coming weeks to see spectacular light shows created by a rare species of firefly that can synchronize its flashes. The phenomenon is created by swarms of fireflies that are able to illuminate at the Read More

Russia, Poland set goal to restart oil pipeline as tensions linger

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By Maciej Martewicz and Marek Strzelecki on 5/23/2019 Photo: Druzhba pipeline, Russia. WARSAW (Bloomberg) — Although compensation for damage caused during a contamination crisis remains a sticking point, Russia and Poland said flows of clean oil through the giant Druzhba pipeline into Europe could resume within 2 1/2 weeks. Transneft PJSC, Russia’s state crude oil Read More

U.S. lawmakers reach $19 billion deal on disaster aid: senators

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill that has President Donald Trump’s support, lawmakers from both parties said on Thursday. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said there could be a Senate vote on the legislation as early as Thursday. Senate Democratic Leader Read More

Senegal imports turbines for West Africa’s first big wind farm project

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal started importing turbines for its first large-scale wind farm on Thursday, the biggest such project in West Africa that will supply nearly a sixth of the country’s power. Privately-owned British renewable power company Lekela expects the wind farm, located in Taiba Ndiaye, about 100 km from the capital Dakar, to reach Read More

Canada’s first Tier 4 final service rig

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5/23/2019 Photo: CARE Industries Tier 4, final-certified service rig build for Compass Well Servicing in Red Deer, Canada. RED DEER, Canada — Built by CARE Industries, Canada’s first Tier 4 final-certified service rig was recently delivered to Compass Well Servicing in Red Deer. To stay productive, oil and gas operations must upgrade their equipment to Read More

Sunworks to Construct 1 MW Solar and Storage Project for Northern California School District

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ROSEVILLE, Calif., May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), a premier provider of high-performance solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, today announced it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to develop a 1.0 MW solar parking canopy project for a Northern California Read More

In Egypt’s Nile Delta, fishermen’s families hope for a bigger catch

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EL SHAKHLUBA, Egypt (Reuters) – In Egypt’s Nile Delta, Om Ahmed ponders how her two sons will be able to marry and build new homes when they only earn about 70 Egyptian pounds ($4.10) from a day’s fishing. FILE PHOTO: A woman sells fish caught by her husband at the market in Egypt’s Nile Delta Read More