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BP starts new wind farm in Texas

FORT STOCKTON, Texas, Feb. 23 (UPI) — British energy company BP announced that it began full-scale commercial operations at a 60-turbine wind farm in west Texas.

BP Wind Energy joined state and local officials in a ceremony to start commercial opera…

Oil door still open for Europe, Iran says

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (UPI) — European countries can secure crude oil deliveries from Iran provided they sign 2- to 5-year contracts, an Iranian oil executive said.

Iranian officials this week said they were halting crude oil deliveries to Great Britain a…

Huge gas find declared off Romania’s coast

VIENNA, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Preliminary results from the first deep-water exploration well off the coast of Romania reveal significant natural gas potential, companies said.

Exxon Mobil and its joint venture with Austrian energy company OMV announced re…

Gazprom: South Stream vital for EU markets

MOSCOW, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Building the South Stream natural gas pipeline for Europe will give Gazprom the flexibility it needs to adapt to changing market conditions, an official said.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev spoke with Gazprom’s top executi…

Britain funds Seychelles anti-piracy plan

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Britain said this week it will spend $870,000 to fund an anti-piracy intelligence center in the Seychelles to help with international policing efforts.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced the measure Tuesday in …

Internet a pipeline for counterfeit drugs

HOBOKEN, N.J., Feb. 22 (UPI) — Criminals are increasingly using the Internet to sell counterfeit medicines with some turning up in legitimate outlets such as pharmacies, a U.S. study found.

A review study led by the International Journal of Clinical…

Report on Fukushima fallout released

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan was detected in minimal amounts in precipitation in the United States, a study released Wednesday said.

The study by the U.S. Geological Survey found levels similar …

30,000-year-old seeds yield flowers

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 (UPI) — Russian researchers say they have successfully resurrected a plant from 30,000-year-old seeds discovered in the country’s Far Eastern permafrost region.

The plant, Silene Stenophylla, the oldest to be regenerated, is fertile …

Vulnerability still in pcAnywhere program

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22 (UPI) — As many as 200,000 PCs running Symantec’s pcAnywhere software are vulnerable to hijacking, as users aren’t patching the program, a U.S. researcher says.

PCs connected to the Internet, including as many as 5,000 running…

Study: Habitat ‘clusters’ could save birds

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say providing a close network of suitable habitats can improve the long-term survival of an endangered Florida bird species.

Scientists at Cornell University in New York state say “clustered habitat net…


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