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Tougher palm oil rules agreed amid polarising debate over crop

The organisation promoting sustainable use of palm oil has agreed to tighten rules on the production of the crop, requiring companies to commit to no deforestation and not planting on wetland, to secu…

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Tesla Autopilot Lawsuit May Affect Autonomous Driving Rules

Tesla Autopilot lawsuitLet’s say you are driving down the highway at 80 mph when a stopped vehicle suddenly appears in your lane. What do you do

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WHAT ON EARTH! Mysterious COSMIC RAYS erupting from Antartica could BREAK RULES OF PHYSICS – Express.co.uk


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WHAT ON EARTH! Mysterious COSMIC RAYS erupting from Antartica could BREAK RULES OF PHYSICS
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The strange cosmic rays were first spotted shooting out of Antarctica during a 2006 experiment to monitor cosmic rays showering the Earth from space. During the tests, NASA-affiliated researchers observed a phenomenon that they were unable to explain: …

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More methane: Interior eases rules curbing leaks from oil and gas leases on federal land

In the fourth rollback of a major federal climate rule in less than two months, the Interior Department eased requirements Tuesday that oil and gas firms operating on federal and tribal land capture t…

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EPA set to ease rules on methane leaks for oil and gas companies

A rollback of Obama-era rules for oil and gas companies that were designed to limit methane emissions are expected to be announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, in the Trump …

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UPDATE 2-Indonesia pushes back coal, palm oil insurance rules to Feb 2019

JAKARTA, July 26 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s trade ministry has decided to postpone for six months the application of rules requiring coal and crude palm oil export shipments to use Indonesian insurance, …

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From China To Michigan, Elon Musk Rules The Twittersphere

After Elon Musk concluded a deal to build a manufacturing plant in Shanghai this week, he flew to Beijing to talk with Chinese leaders about weightier matters — things like peaceful coexistence, the future of humanity, and preventing an environmental catastrophe. Afterward he tweeted, “Excellent meetings with senior leaders in China. Very thoughtful about the long-term future.”

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Same Car Companies Slashing Away At EPA Emissions Rules Are Promoting Electric Cars

fast charging networkThe same companies behind the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have created a new campaign to educate consumers about the advantages of electric cars. Are they the world’s biggest hypocrites?

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Ex-Colorado oil and gas regulator drills into new pipeline rules

He spent four years as director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), from … There’s much, much more integrity monitoring [to check for leaks]. It used to be an annual pressure test or [using sensors for] continuous monitoring.

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Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

But in early March, the number of drilling rigs used in the Gulf was just 14, compared with 145 at the industry’s peak in 2000. The downturn was set off by a drop in oil prices, competition from fracking and other sources and, local businesses will tell …

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