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Oil exploration threatens Georgia state marine mammal

An aerial view of a North Atlantic Right Whale whose way of life is under threat from offshore oil and gas exploration. (Image: FWC fish and Wildlife Research Institute via Flickr)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Exploration for oil and gas deposits under the sea floor threatens the existence of an official symbol of Georgia, the North Atlantic right whale, according leading marine scientists. An international group of 28 leading right whale researchers wrote an open letter to President Obama last week stating that seismic oil and gas surveys planned in the ...

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Clean energy in Georgia comes with some nasty side effects

BUTLER — Solar farms sprout across South Georgia like mushrooms after a storm. Biomass factories down east produce wood pellets to meet Europe’s renewable energy needs. Natural gas pipelines crisscross the state delivering cleaner energy to homes and factories. Huge turbines off the coast might one day harness the wind’s all-natural power. Georgia is finally embracing the renewable energy revolution ...

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Palmetto Pipeline hearing set

The legal fight over the stalled Palmetto Pipeline is moving forward. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams has approved a scheduling order that outlines deadlines leading up to a hearing on Nov. 13 or “as soon as practicable thereafter.” The order was filed Friday. Houston-based Kinder Morgan is proposing to build the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline along ...

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Gas deal could signal Southern’s drift from new nuclear projects

Six months ago, three top executives at Georgia’s largest utility companies met over steak dinners at Bones restaurant in Atlanta to explore possibly joining some planned pipeline projects aimed at tapping the Midwest’s booming production of natural gas. But the talk quickly stretched to a more ambitious agenda: Southern Company was interested in buying AGL Resources, the Atlanta natural gas ...

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SOCAR reduces oil products prices in Georgia again

TBILISI, Georgia — SOCAR Georgia petroleum company reduces prices for oil products in Georgia again. Prices for all types of oil products were reduced across the entire SOCAR Georgia petroleum network against the background of reduction of prices for fuel on the international market, the company told Trend Jan.9. On Jan.9, the prices were again reduced by 5-6 tetri ($1 ...

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Which states created the most jobs in 2014?


Nearly every state added jobs in 2014, and 14 states experienced an employment increase of 2 percent or more, according to a Stateline analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. Boosted by an oil and gas boom, North Dakota’s jobs total grew by 4.8 percent between December 2013 and November of this year, the largest increase of any ...

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$10 million in water protection grants offered by Duke Energy

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Duke Energy has announced its creation of $10 million in grants to protect waterways in five Southern states. The grants are intended to improve water quality assurance, wildlife habitat protection and expanded public access to waterways in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, The Charlotte Business Journal reports. They will be distributed ...

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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

Jason Dearen ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact ...

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EDITORIAL: The Black Place — worth preserving

Sante Fe New Mexican  Balancing the need for energy and the necessity of preserving what makes New Mexico unique is an ongoing process in our state. The latest threat showcases how hard it can be to maintain landscape while allowing oil and gas drilling. After all, does it matter if one of the landscapes made famous by painter Georgia O’Keeffe ...

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Is tribo-electric the new clean energy solution?

By Sami Grover | Mother Nature Network From energy-generating nightclubs to a T-shirt that charges your phone, there are many intriguing concepts for harnessing everyday movement, and even sound, to generate electricity. Until now, most of those concepts have used piezoelectric technology, meaning that as mechanical stress is placed on certain materials, they generate a small electronic charge. The key ...

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