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Libya burns dirty oil for electricity as Islamic State disrupts gas plans

By Richard Nield | Published on 03/01/2018 | 9:31 AM Amid conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, gas pipelines have been shelved, leaving two new power plants reliant on burning crude Libya is turning to crude oil to solve electricity shortages, as the threat from Islamic State holds back gas infrastructure development. Two new plants at Ubari in the southwest …

The hunt for offshore oil is killing tiny sea creatures that are key for healthy oceans

Zooplankton. Photo: NOAA / Wikimedia Commons by Alessandra Potenza@ale_potenza  Jun 23, 2017, 12:15pm EDT A widely used method to find oil and gas for offshore drilling can kill tiny sea creatures that are key for feeding many marine animals like shellfish, fish, and even whales. And the impacts on these tiny, drifting creatures — called zooplankton — are seen …

Fossil-Fuel Industry Can’t Stop Renewable Energy, Obama Says

Barack Obama delivers a speech during the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 in Las Vegas on Monday. Photographer: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images President Barack Obama pledged to provide incentives to support investments in renewable energy, saying the industry will thrive despite opposition by Republicans and fossil-fuel suppliers. The White House on Monday announced a $1 billion increase …

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