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Silent Falcon selected as UAS of choice by Precision Vectors for BVLOS Operations in Canada

Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies is pleased to announce Precision Vectors Aerial Inc. of Vancouver, BC, has chosen the Silent Falcon UAS as their exclusive UAS for their BVLOS (Beyond Visual …
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CyPhy Works Adds UAV Services to Texas Company’s Oil and Gas Biz

Danvers, Mass.-based CyPhy Works Inc. is bringing its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to oil and gas customers of Pilot Thomas Logistics, a Fort Worth, Texas-based provider of fuel, lubricants …
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Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

A lawmaker in Oklahoma recently proposed a bill that would grant immunity to anyone who voluntarily “damages or destroys” an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) under certain conditions. The text of …
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Wise investment: Coal community seeks economic reprieve in drones

WISE — Jack Kennedy drove to the Lonesome Pine Airport earlier this year, shining his headlights through a wire fence and onto a grass field that he said witnessed history …
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Atmospheric CO2 emissions to rise less in 2017, but still larger than previous average

MAUNA LOA — The Met Office forecast of the annual rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide suggests that the 2017 rise will be smaller than that in 2016, but still larger …
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CEO Darren Woods: ExxonMobil is committed to environment and clean energy

HOUSTON – ExxonMobil’s new CEO renewed his company’s commitment to environmental compliance and clean energy at the CERAWeek conference in Houston. “I believe the assumption that affordable energy and a …
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EPA head discounts human activity as main driver of climate change

WASHINGTON D. C. — The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency said that he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate …
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MIT: Turbulent ocean currents bringing up carbon trapped in deep caverns

CAMBRIDGE — At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean’s surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense that they sink a …
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Argonne National Laboratory invents reusable sponge that soaks up oil

CHIGACO — Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that easily absorbs oil from water, but is also …
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Searching for Talent: The Plight of Oil, Gas Companies

The oil and gas industry has been aware of its talent shortage for years – fueled in part by retirements, a pause on graduate recruitment during the downturn of the …
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