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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 […]

GOP Wants More Drilling On Federal Land

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. lawmakers in the House of Representatives advanced a series of measures they say could expand U.S. onshore energy production. Three bills passed through the House Natural Resources largely along party lines. They would make it easier for oil and natural gas companies to develop onshore renewable, oil and natural gas resources […]

Evidence Of Oil Spill 2 Years Ago In Birds

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (UPI) — Researchers say they have found traces of pollutants from the BP oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago in the eggs of Minnesota birds. In examining pelican eggs in the largest lakeside colony of American white pelicans in North America, scientists have discovered traces of petroleum […]

Cosmic Dust Rings No Guarantee Of Planets

PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) — Dust rings around distant stars, considered by many as “smoking gun” evidence of orbiting planets, can form on their own, U.S. research suggests. The finding is possible bad news for those who use the structures to guide them to stars in their search for distant planets, and may raise questions about […]

Satellite Takes Most Detailed Earth Photo

MOSCOW (UPI) — A Russian weather satellite has taken the highest-resolution photograph ever captured of Earth in its entirety, astronomers say. The Elektro-L is orbiting Earth on a geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles above the equator, sending photographs of the entire planet every 30 minutes, reported. The images combine multiple light wavelengths, both […]


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