Environmentalists cite report on Florida oil spills as bid to ban fracking stalls

“How can this industry be trusted to use fracking and matrix acidizing when they’re averaging nine spills … She said department rules require, as part of the permitting process, that drilling …

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Mama Mia! AWD & 300 Mile Range: KIA HabaNiro Electric SUV Is One Hot Chili Pepper!

KIA HabaNiro electric SUVKIA unveiled the HabaNiro, an all wheel drive electric SUV with more than 300 miles of range, at the New York auto show on April 17. What is it? It’s an everything vehicle for everyone, according to

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Malaysia keeps May crude palm oil export duty at zero percent

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia kept its export duty on crude palm oil for May at zero percent, according to a circular on the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s website on Wednesday that cited the …

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Iran closes oil wells in flood-hit Khuzestan province, output drops

“There are no oil leaks at the Hoor al-Azim wetland area. We have closed 10 to 12 oil wells there as a precautionary measure to prevent any environmental damages,” Mehr quoted Touraj Dehghani, the …

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100 Million Tree-Planting Initiative Launched By Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced its Time for Trees initiative, which aims to plant 100 million trees by 2022. Individuals, communities, governments, and corporations will join together to complete the work. Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the tree planting

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Mercedes ‘very sorry’ after woman claims she was mistreated by dealership over oil leak from new car

German auto giant Mercedes-Benz apologised Tuesday over the ordeal of a Chinese car buyer who alleged mistreatment by an authorised dealership in a viral video that triggered consumer outrage. The …

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Extreme weather continues to batter USA this year: Is global warming to blame? – USA TODAY

Extreme weather continues to batter USA this year: Is global warming to blame?  USA TODAY

Tornadoes in the South, floods in the Midwest, crazy heat in Alaska. What’s going on with the extreme weather this year?

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Palm oil, logging firms the usual suspects as Indonesia fires flare anew

Fires have flared up once again on concessions held by palm oil and logging companies in Riau province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. For many of the companies involved, this isn’t the …

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China’s Solar Industry Expected To Be Subsidy-Free In 2021

China’s solar industry is expected to transition towards a subsidy-free market which could begin as early as 2021, according to a new analysis of China’s solar industry published by Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory. 

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Mercedes-Benz China apologises to customer who staged showroom protest over oil leak from new car

Mercedes-Benz has come under fire in China after a woman staged a showroom protest because her new CLS 300 coupe leaked oil and she said she could not get a straight answer from the dealer about a …

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