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Going greener offshore

Pei Cheng Chua at the University of Stavanger (UiS) has developed new and better environment-friendly chemicals for use in oil and gas production. The 32-year-old from Malaysia defended her PhD thesis on ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Environment
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Wildfires dot central Russia's landscape

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 10, 2014. Each hot spot, which appears as a red mark, is an ...

dateJul 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Fires in the Northern Territories July 2014

Environment Canada has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife and surrounding area because of heavy smoke in the region due to forest fires. In the image taken by the Aqua satellite, the smoke ...

dateJul 23, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Sequestration and fuel reserves

A technique for trapping the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide deep underground could at the same be used to release the last fraction of natural gas liquids from ailing reservoirs, thus offsetting some of the environmental impact ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Getting bubbles out of fuel pumps

For more than 250 years, researchers have known that under certain conditions vapor bubbles can form in fluids moving swiftly over a surface. These bubbles soon collapse with such great force that they can poke holes in steel ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in General Physics
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Estonia eager to teach world about oil shale

Home to the creators of Skype and the first country to use online voting, Estonia relishes its image as a technological pioneer. But the tiny East European country's most far-reaching economic achievement ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Environment
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