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An oil and gas industry consultant reportedly created a fake persona of ‘an imaginary, middle-aged Texas woman with a dog’ to monitor environmental activists online

A consulting firm hired by the oil and gas industry created a fake persona of “an imaginary, middle-aged Texas woman with a dog” to monitor environmental activists online, according to a report from The New York Times. The fictitious Facebook profile of “Susan McDonald” was created to monitor potential protests […]
An oil and gas industry consultant reportedly created a fake persona of ‘an imaginary, middle-aged Texas woman with a dog’ to monitor environmental activists online
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Trump seized on Biden’s promise to ‘transition away from oil,’ but the move away from fossil fuels is nothing new

President Donald Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s debate for promising to “transition from the oil industry.” Biden argued that the oil industry, which he said “pollutes significantly,” should no longer receive federal subsidies and needs to be replaced by renewable energy “over time.” Trump claimed […]
Trump seized on Biden’s promise to ‘transition away from oil,’ but the move away from fossil fuels is nothing new
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Joe Biden scrambles to defend his climate record at 7-hour CNN town hall

Former Vice President Joe Biden insisted at Wednesday night’s CNN town hall that his plan to address climate change went far enough, and he was forced to defend his relationship with the fossil-fuel industry. Biden is scheduled to attend two high-dollar donor events on Thursday, one of them cohosted by […]
Joe Biden scrambles to defend his climate record at 7-hour CNN town hall
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Oil and gas operations release a powerful pollutant that threatens humanity — and a new satellite will have unprecedented abilities to track it

The Environmental Defence Fund announced this week at the TED Conference that it’s working on a low-cost satellite, called MethaneSAT. The satellite will identify and measure human-caused methane emissions, with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry. EDF’s MethaneSAT is one of seven projects funded by the $US250 […]
Oil and gas operations release a powerful pollutant that threatens humanity  —  and a new satellite will have unprecedented abilities to track it
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This creepy robotic eel swims autonomously to perform underwater maintenance

VIDEO: This creepy robotic eel is the stuff of nightmares but it might be able to reduce costs for the oil and gas industry. It is called an Eelume and was developed by Kongsberg Gruppen and Statoil to inspect subsea vessels and installations. The robot is armed with a clamp-like mouth which can tighten valves or make simple repairs.
This creepy robotic eel swims autonomously to perform underwater maintenance