The US Navy has announced that construction has begun on a 210-megawatt direct current solar facility in Arizona that is planned to provide a third of the energy needed to power 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.
Three million gallons – not one million, as first predicted – of toxic mining sludge has leaked into the Animas River from a mine in southwest Colorado, the EPA says. The Navajo Nation and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have declared emergencies over it.
An updated version of the "non-food food" product Soylent is billed as a nutrition-packed beverage with a year of shelf life. However, the release of futuristic "grey goo" was overshadowed by founder Rob Rhinehart's description of his ascetic lifestyle.
The Obama administration has released its final Clean Power Plan which regulates carbon emissions from US power plants. The plan calls for a 32 percent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. However, some worry higher energy bills are in the works.
Russia’s biggest private oil producer Lukoil has no plans to leave Romania or change the management of its Petrotel refinery, said Lukoil Vice President Thomas Mueller. Recently Bucharest has seized €2 billion worth of Petrotel assets.
Oil prices continued to slide Tuesday with the Russian ruble as Iran and six world powers reached a conclusive deal on Iran’s nuclear program. The deal comes into force in 90 days after UN Security Council ratification.
Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko announced that Kiev will be lowering its natural resource royalty taxes to spur business. The move comes following complaints from investors that the 55 percent rate introduced last year was too high.