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Mississippi River barge shipping resumes after floods, but rains to return

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(Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog of overdue fertilizer barges to farmers racing to sow corn before the end of the month. Some fertilizer shipments had been parked on river banks near St. Read More

Bayer bets on ‘silver bullet’ defense in Monsanto Roundup cancer litigation

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German Pharmaceutical firm Bayer plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of US lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be dropped. The company points to a US regulatory agency’s provision that the herbicide is not a public Health risk. On Wednesday, Bayer said it will argue that Read More

BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change

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LONDON (Reuters) – BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act. FILE PHOTO: A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London, Britain Read More

Saudi pipeline attack highlights risk to Middle East oil exports, as tensions rise

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By Salma El Wardany on 5/16/2019 Pipeline attacks, stock photo. CAIRO (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia accused Iran of ordering this week’s attack on key oil facilities, stoking concerns that the world’s largest oil-producing region is edging toward another war. Crude prices rose. Prince Khalid Bin Salman, the vice minister for defense and brother of Saudi Read More

Explainer: Why Zimbabwe faces worst power cuts in three years

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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe is experiencing its worst power cuts in three years, lasting up to 10 hours daily in some areas and threatening mining output in one of the world’s biggest platinum and gold producers. FILE PHOTO: Student Rutendo Madziva reads by candlelight during an electrical power cut in Marondera, Zimbabwe, May 14, 2019. Read More

Digital skills gap is holding back the energy sector, DNV GL report finds

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5/16/2019 Photo: 91% of energy companies say digital skills training is needed, data science and big data analytics identified as most important digital skillsets & 65% of organizations need employees with creative problem-solving competence in their workforce. ARNHEM — A lack of digital skills and internal barriers related to company culture and mindset are the Read More

Airlines should eliminate single-use plastics in five years: Hi Fly CEO

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(Reuters) – Airlines should get ahead of regulators by voluntarily eliminating single-use plastic within five years, the chief executive of Portuguese charter Hi Fly said, ahead of a Thursday forum on replacements for plastics on commercial flights. FILE PHOTO: Plastic straws are on display in a coffee shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico November 22, 2018. Read More

NXT Energy Solutions Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

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CALGARY, Alberta, May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXT Energy Solutions Inc. (“NXT” or the “Company”) (TSX:SFD; OTC QB:NSFDF) today announced the Company’s financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.  All dollar amounts herein are in Canadian Dollars.  Q1 Financial and Operating Highlights Key financial and operational highlights for the first Read More

Simple precautions or plan to attack? What’s behind US & Germany’s recent moves in Mideast

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Germany and the Netherlands halted training of Iraqi troops hours after the US said it will partially evacuate its Baghdad embassy. Amid growing tensions with Iran, analysts offered differing views on the reasons behind the moves. Washington announced the partial evacuation of its embassy in Baghdad as well as a consulate in Erbil in Iraqi Read More

Russia boosting gold & dumping dollar from foreign currency reserves

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The Central Bank of Russia reports that foreign exchange reserves saw a significant boost of nearly $3.3 billion in April as the country pursues a policy of increasing its forex funds and diversifying them away from the US dollar. The latest growth of 0.7 percent brought Russian international reserve funds to nearly $492 billion against Read More