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Blue sheen on Floyd River traced to mineral oil leak from truck in Boyden

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has found mineral oil leaking from a tanker truck spilled into the Floyd River in northwest Iowa. Tom Roos, with the DNR, says a blue-colored sheen was discove…

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VEGOILS-Palm rebounds on stronger crude oil

rose on Tuesday, rebounding from Monday’s near two-week low, tracking gains in crude oil prices. Soyoil’s rise on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) also supported prices, said a trader. The …

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What Changed In The Solar Industry In December?

The solar energy industry keeps on plowing forward (or shining forward?), even in the winter. Below were notable developments in the industry last month — not just big project news, but industry-changing news. Enjoy!

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Alaska regulators review BP wells after oil, gas leak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State oil and gas regulators are reviewing the mechanical integrity of BP wells in northern Alaska after a well released gas and a small amount of oil in a manner that appears …

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Syrian refugees at risk as extreme weather hits Lebanon – Al Jazeera English

Syrian refugees at risk as extreme weather hits Lebanon  Al Jazeera English

Geneva, Switzerland – The lives of 70,000 Syrian refugees in makeshift camps across Lebanon are at risk as the country faces extreme weather conditions and …

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2019 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Finalists

It’s time for another CleanTechnica Car of the Year competition. The cool thing is that there is no Tesla competitor this year, which means we have a legitimate competition in which any of the finalists could win!

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The World Has Loads of Sustainable Palm Oil… But No One Wants It

The world’s biggest growers of palm oil say they’re stepping up efforts to produce the contentious commodity more sustainably, but consumers are unwilling to pay more for environmentally friendly supp…

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European Electric Vehicle Invasion — Winners, Big Winners, & Champions

For those who follow the fully electric car market, 2016 was exciting. GM introduced the Chevy Bolt a full year ahead of Tesla’s Model 3. It was the first long-range affordable electric car in the United States. For many reasons, we did not really see it in most of Europe

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Dozens Feared Dead in Nigeria as Leaking Oil Tanker Explodes

Lagos, Nigeria (AP) — An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday. Hundreds of peopl…

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