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Kenya environmental tribunal suspends coal plant license, allows fresh study

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan environmental tribunal delayed a license for a planned coal power plant in the coastal Lamu region on Wednesday, saying the builders must submit a fresh environmental study because they had failed to consult residents. Construction of the plant on the Kenyan mainland opposite the tourist island of Lamu was scheduled Read More

Scientists create artificial muscle that functions like the real thing

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Scientists have created an artificial muscle made of polymer that uses glucose and oxygen to function just like a human muscle, in an exciting find that could change the future of prosthetics and microrobotics. The team from Linköping University in Sweden used a material made of polypyrrole, an organic compound with high electroconductive properties, to Read More

US-led effort to limit IMO 2020 compliance would not cut fuel prices: study

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Washington — A US-led defection from next year’s tougher international marine fuel sulfur standards would be difficult, if not impossible, and would not lead to lower domestic fuel prices, according to a study released Wednesday by a group of US oil and gas producers, refiners, shippers and trade unions. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, Read More

The golden asteroid that could make everyone on Earth a billionaire

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Whether it was the Big Bang, Midas or God himself, we don’t really need to unlock the mystery of the origins of gold when we’ve already identified an asteroid worth $700 quintillion in precious heavy metals. If anything launches this metals mining space race, it will be this asteroid–Psyche 16, taking up residence between Mars Read More

Large carmakers including Volkswagen, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines: study

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could face penalties of up to 1.83 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and 746 million euros respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union’s emissions targets set for 2021, according to AlixPartners. FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo in Wolfsburg, Germany March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo The study by Read More

Chile’s Zaldivar mine asks for more time to answer questions amid Atacama water concerns

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean copper miner Antofagasta Plc said on Tuesday it would ask regulators for more time to answer questions about an environmental impact study for its Zaldivar mine, which draws water from Chile’s lithium-rich Atacama salt flat. Chilean regulators last year delayed their review of Zaldivar’s environmental study amid rising concerns over dwindling Read More

New tool detects deepfakes with 96 percent accuracy, researchers say

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Researchers have developed a new tool that could be a crucial part of the fight against deepfakes. The tool, which was produced by researchers from the USC Information Sciences Institute, can detect subtle face and head movements along with unique artifacts in video files, and apparently can identify such fakes with up to 96 percent Read More

Saudi Aramco says it can keep oil flowing if Hormuz hit

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By Heesu Lee on 6/25/2019 SEOUL (Bloomberg) –Saudi Arabian Oil has the experience and infrastructure it needs to keep crude flowing should supply through the Strait of Hormuz be disrupted, according to the CEO of the state-run producer.“We are increasing our readiness,” Amin Nasser said in an interview in Seoul on Tuesday. “We can supply Read More

US shale an ‘unmitigated disaster’ with industry hundreds of billions in debt – shale pioneer

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Fracking has been an “unmitigated disaster” for shale companies themselves, according to a prominent former shale executive. “The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions,” Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, said at a petrochemicals conference Read More

US shale an “unmitigated disaster” with industry hundreds of billions in debt – shale pioneer

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Fracking has been an “unmitigated disaster” for shale companies themselves, according to a prominent former shale executive. “The shale gas revolution has frankly been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions,” Steve Schlotterbeck, former chief executive of EQT, a shale gas giant, said at a petrochemicals conference Read More