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April 12, 2018 11:14 AM New Zealand may have just killed its oil industry

New Zealand has stunned the energy industry by slapping a new cap on drilling for oil and gas in its waters as part of efforts to combat climate change. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday that the government will "no longer be granting any new offshore oil and gas exploration permits." "This is another step on our transition away from fossil 70

April 9, 2018 7:08 PM 'Jupiter Triangle' to shine bright in April's night sky

Planet Jupiter is going to delight stargazers with a rare show this week when it connects two of the brightest stars in the solar system: Arcturus and Spica. (NASA/Handout) Jupiter is set to delight stargazers with a special show this week when it connects two of the brightest stars in the solar system: Arcturus and Spica. The fifth planet from the Sun formed 241

April 2, 2018 8:46 PM SpaceX launches 14th Space Station resupply mission

On April 2, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 rocket which then deployed the SpaceX Dragon resupply capsule into orbit. SpaceX launched its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station Monday, sending a reused cargo ship packed with supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. Lifted by the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, the unmanned Dragon 136

April 2, 2018 7:36 AM China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific China's defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere Monday over the central South Pacific, Chinese space authorities said. The experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said. Scientists 92

March 31, 2018 1:33 AM After Tariffs, Florida Company’s Deal May Boost U.S. Solar-Panel Manufacturing

NextEra Energy, JinkoSolar expand solar-module supply agreement as Chinese manufacturer plans new U.S. plant Utility company NextEra Energy Inc. is expanding a deal to buy millions of solar panels from a Chinese manufacturer setting up shop in Florida, a move that comes after the U.S. announced tariffs on imported solar products. NextEra Energy, parent 73

March 29, 2018 1:01 PM Oil Giant Shell Wants to Sell You Electricity

Investments in utility, car-charging business, solar firm come as British-Dutch company is planning for changing energy consumption​trends LONDON—Royal Dutch Shell PLC is on a spree of small but strategic acquisitions in an area oil companies have long avoided: the power sector. In the past few months, the British-Dutch oil giant bought a utility, an electric-car 50

March 28, 2018 12:34 PM Saudis, SoftBank Announce Massive Solar Power Project

Development to start this year with $1 billion investment from Saudi-SoftBank Vision Fund Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. announced plans to launch the world’s biggest solar-power-generation project, providing another ambitious goal for two of the world’s richest investors. The development would start this year with a $1 billion 68

March 27, 2018 11:18 AM Carlyle-Led Consortium to Buy Akzo Nobel’s Chemicals Unit for $12.6 Billion

Sale is a key part of the Dutch manufacturer’s plan to appease activist investor Elliott Management A consortium led by U.S. private equity giant Carlyle Group LP agreed Tuesday to buy the specialty chemicals business of Dutch paints giant Akzo Nobel NV for €10.1 billion ($12.6 billion) including debt, as the competition for bigger, riskier deals between 72

March 19, 2018 7:59 PM Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system

Our first known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system. That's the latest from astronomers who were amazed by the mysterious cigar-shaped object, detected as it passed through our inner solar system last fall. The University of Toronto's Alan Jackson reported Monday that the asteroid — the first confirmed object in our solar system originating 154

March 14, 2018 11:00 AM Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface. The planets are orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system that are known as “Red Dwarfs.” One of the brightest Red Dwarfs, K2-155, has three “super-Earths,” one of which, K2-155d, could be within the star’s habitable zone. K2-155d, which 115