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  • BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

    BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the Macondo field that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bush removes executive ban on offshore oil drilling

    President George W. Bush has removed the executive ban on offshore exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf, the OCS, that has stood since his father was in the Oval Office. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, the president blamed the Democratically-controlled Congress for rising gasoline prices that averaged more than US$4.07 a gallon at the 4th of July holiday weekend. That is 13 cents ...

  • International Team to Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf

    An international team of researchers funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a ...

  • Nielsen Environmental Field School announces spring 2009 field course schedule

    The Nielsen Environmental Field School will host 9 state-of-the-science field courses across the U.S. from late February through late May, 2009. Each course features field sessions in which students use state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to collect, process and analyze samples. Courses, dates and locations include the following:The Environmental Sampling Field Course (covering every aspect ...

  • Natural Gas Prices in 2012 Will Be the Lowest of This Decade

    Natural gas prices are expected to hit a ten-year low in 2012. According to Energy Solutions, Inc., a leading provider and publisher of information on natural gas markets ...


    By Marketwire

  • BAS begins monitoring waters under largest ice shelf in Antarctica

    It was 1914 when the famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton advertised for crew to attempt the first trans-continental crossing of Antarctica. “Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful,” he wrote. A hundred years later, some things haven’t changed—and many things have. In spite of its bitter cold and long ...


    By RBR Ltd.

  • ISCR-Enhanced bioremediation accelerates groundwater cleanup at active manufacturing facility

    In the winter of 2008, full-scale in situ chemical reduction (ISCR) was implemented as a removal action at the Siltronic Corporation site in Portland, OR, to treat a source area contaminated by releases of TCE. The source area was considered to be the portion of the site with concentrations of TCE in groundwater greater than 11,000 µg/L, suggesting the presence of TCE as DNAPL. ...


  • RegenOx remediation technology wins coveted 2006 ICU innovation award for Regenesis

    Regenesis, a specialty developer and manufacturer of advanced technologies for groundwater resources, has won the 2006 ICU Innovation Award for RegenOx, a breakthrough in-situ chemical oxidation technology that safely destroys high concentrations of recalcitrant soil and groundwater contaminants such as industrial degreasers and petroleum hydrocarbons. The prestigious ICU Innovation Awards are ...


    By REGENESIS

  • First use of HRC in Scotland wins BAE Systems chairman`s award for innovation

    REGENESIS and BAE Systems Real Estate Solutions, Environmental Services (Bishopton, UK) have been awarded the prestigious 2010 Chairman’s Bronze Award for Innovation by BAE Systems, UK. The award recognizes the first use in Scotland of Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC), an advanced, non-toxic bioremediation technology developed and marketed by REGENESIS, to provide in situ remediation of ...


    By REGENESIS

  • HyperSolar’s “No Fracking” Renewable Natural Gas Technology

    HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using solar power, today announced that its technology can help reduce the need for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) used to access underground natural gas resources. The company’s renewable natural gas is a clean, carbon neutral methane gas that can be ...


    By HyperSolar, Inc.

  • MOE presents: provincial water monitoring networks

    Dave Rudolph – "Emerging Needs for Temporal and Spatial Data Precision" Dave Rudolph, with the University of Waterloo, started the symposium off with a very thought provoking presentation on the value of data. Dave used case studies to illustrate how different factors impact the quantity and quality of water resources, and how a small change can affect these conditions quickly and ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • What does the state of the union mean for the energy agenda?

    In looking at what the speech portends from a climate and energy policy perspective, three key elements come into focus: The federal government should play a leading role with policies and programs that support efficiency and renewables, and the advancement of clean energy technologies; Support for industrial energy efficiency can pay dividends for a recovering economy and for developing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environmental Management Strategies

    Environmental Enginuity Welcomes Environmental Management Strategies - Environmental Enginuity Group announced today that it has completed the transaction to incorporate Environmental Management Strategies (EMS) as its first company in Southern California. EMS, founded in 2001 by Anthony (Tony) Severini, is one of the country's premiere environmental service firms specializing in vapor ...

  • Eye on Earth: 2008 in review

    From promises of 'green jobs' on the U.S. campaign trail to record-setting global investments in renewable energy, the year was marked by an international mobilization to address the world's most daunting environmental challenges and forge a green economy. While the science is clear that the time to address catastrophic climate change is now, a turbulent year - including food crises, natural ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The future is not what it used to be says US intelligence report

    Report projects U.S. as "first among equals," but the "unipolar moment" is over. The world of 2030 will be radically transformed from our world today, according to projections in a quadrennial report by the Intelligence Community's top analysts. The report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, prepared by the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM D7100 - 11 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Compatibility Testing of Soils with Aqueous Solutions

    1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers hydraulic conductivity compatibility testing of saturated soils in the laboratory with aqueous solutions that may alter hydraulic conductivity (for example, waste related liquids) using a flexible-wall permeameter. A hydraulic conductivity test ...


    By ASTM International

  • Shell Teams Up with Husband and Wife Team to Challenge World Fuel Economy Record and Share Tips to Reduce Fuel Consumption Through the Shell

     As global energy demand continues to rise, Shell is helping to improve energy use for transportation through Smarter Mobility. Demonstrating that improved fuel efficiency is possible today, the Shell Smarter ...


  • Reforming energy investment incentives

    There have been many calls for reform of the subsidies and incentives provided to the energy sector. A report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released last month urged policymakers the world over to reform subsidies for products from coal to gasoline, arguing that this could translate into major gains both for economic growth and the environment. The report  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • CRC energy efficiency scheme - Chris Huhne speech to the CBI Conference

    It’s my pleasure to be here today, and to be part of this distinguished lineup. Richard Lambert and I spent some time together in China last week, and he is a powerful advocate for British business at home and abroad. His foresighted decision to set up the CBI Climate Change Board helped put British business at the centre of the climate change debate. And you have helped us internationally ...

  • Houston Students Represent The Energy Capital Of The World At Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013

     They may have the shortest commute to the competition, but three schools from Houston are busy building vehicles they hope will help them go the farthest distance – using the least amount of energy. Local students from the University of Houston, Westside High School and St. John's School will ...


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