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“Let Elon Be Elon,” Says Tyson

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson has some advice for people who fear Elon Musk is behaving irrationally lately. “:Let Musk Be Musk,” he says.

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Palm oil giant’s claim it can’t control Liberian subsidiary a ‘red herring,’ NGO says

The Forest Peoples Programme, an NGO, recently filed five new complaints against palm oil giant Golden Agri-Resources. The complaints were filed in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO …

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Biplab Deb says ducks can raise oxygen levels in water bodies, plans to distribute 50,000 ducklings to fishermen

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday made a bizarre statement by saying that ducks can increase oxygen levels in water bodies by swimming in them. The chief minister gave the statement w…

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Gulf of Mexico leading the way in Shell’s global expansion, says upstream director

Shell is fast expanding its Gulf of Mexico oil business and should return next year … and said: “We’re drilling and fracking at lower cost than the independent co-venturers in our assets in the Perm…

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Ducks raise oxygen level in water bodies, says Tripura CM Biplab Deb

AGARTALA: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, whose gaffes earlier drew a lot of flak, is in news again for saying that ducks raise the oxygen level in water bodies when they swim — an …

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Halifax oil leak much larger than originally disclosed, Nova Scotia Power says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Power says an oil leak at its Tufts Cove generating station involved 19,300 more litres of oil than originally disclosed. The utility had previously said that an oil leak was dis…

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Volvo Says XC40 SUV Will Be Its First All-Electric Car

The new Volvo XC40 will the company’s first all-electric vehicle as it begins to transition away from the internal combustion engine and toward plug-in hybrid and fully electric offerings.

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L.A. needs to be more proactive on checking oil sites, city controller says

The report suggested that growing awareness of the effects of urban oil and gas extraction, along with the massive gas leak in Aliso Canyon a few years ago, may have shifted voter attitudes since the last tax was rejected. Arguello said she didn’t think …

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India’s New 227 Gigawatt Renewable Energy Target Is Ambitious, Challenging, But Possible, Says IEEFA

The announcement earlier this month from India’s power and renewable energy minister RK Singh that his country will increase its interim renewable energy target from 175 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 up to 227 GW has been heavily lauded, and though it “does look excessively ambitious,” according to Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, he nevertheless believes it is possible. 

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Norwegian Electric Car Association Says Charging Speed Matters

Nissan LEAF vs Hyundai IoniqThe Norwegian Electric Car Association took a Nissan LEAF and Hyundai Ioniq Electric on a road trip to see how they performed in warm weather. Previously the group had tested both cars as part of a 7-car cold weather test.

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