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G8 Warms To Fracking, Deep-Water Drilling

CAMP DAVID, Md., (UPI) — Members of the Group of Eight, in a declaration, said deep-water drilling and hydraulic fracturing were key to a safe and secure energy future. The G8 industrialized nations wrapped up meetings last weekend at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. In a 40-point declaration, the G8 said it […]

Oil, Gasoline Prices Declining

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Oil prices could drop further this week as crude piles up in the central United States, which a survey company said could push gasoline prices lower. Oil prices could continue a slide into this week despite the reversal of the Seaway oil pipeline from the storage hub in Cushing, Okla. Enterprise Products […]

Deadly Virus Hits Canada Salmon Farm

TOFINO, British Columbia, (UPI) — A salmon farm in British Columbia, Canada, is under quarantine after the discovery of a lethal fish virus, government officials said. The farm at Dixon Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island is run by Mainstream Canada, which said the farm’s entire stock of 560,000 salmon will be destroyed […]

Pear/Apple Hybrid ‘Papple’ Coming To U.K.

LONDON, (UPI) — A fruit that looks and tastes like an apple but with the skin and texture of a pear will go on sale in Britain, luxury food retailer Marks and Spencer says. The hybrid fruit is so new it doesn’t have an official name yet, although Marks and Spencer has dubbed it a […]

Gulf Of Mexico Lease Sale Set For June

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. government said it will put more than 7,000 oil and natural gas blocks up for auction in a June 20 lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Interior Department and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said more than 38 million acres is up for sale in the June […]

U.S. Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Reversed

HOUSTON, (UPI) — The Seaway crude oil pipeline has been reversed so that it transports oil from Oklahoma to the southern U.S. coast, project companies announced. Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge Inc. announced that modifications to reverse the flow of the Seaway pipeline are finished. “The reversal will initially provide 150,000 barrels per day of […]

BP, Sempra Launch Hawaiian Wind Farm

HOUSTON, (UPI) — A wind farm planned for the Hawaiian island of Maui will provide enough power to meet the yearly energy demands of 10,000 homes, developers said. British energy company BP and Sempra U.S. Gas and Power announced plans to develop jointly the Auwahi wind farm in Hawaii. “Today marks an important milestone as […]

Sumatra Said At Risk From Volcanoes

CORVALLIS, Ore. (UPI) — Sumatra, hit by deadly earthquakes and tsunamis in recent years, is at risk from another natural phenomenon, researchers say — major volcanic eruptions. Researchers from Oregon State University, working with colleagues in Indonesia in a study funded by the National Science Foundation, have documented six major volcanic eruptions in Sumatra in […]

Survey Counts Earth-Threatening Asteroids

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A NASA space telescope has completed the best assessment yet of our solar system’s population of potentially hazardous asteroids, the space agency said. Observations from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have revealed new information about the total numbers, origins and the possible dangers the asteroids may pose, NASA reported Wednesday. Potentially […]

Old Wooden Ship Found In Gulf Of Mexico

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A wooden ship believed to have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century was discovered by a survey ship, U.S. scientists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the vessel is lying on the bottom in about 4,000 feet of water, 200 miles off the northern Gulf […]

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