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Study finds indications of life on Doggerland after devastating tsunamis

Scientists suggest parts of expanse that once connected Britain to mainland Europe survived waves and had settlementsBreaking away from Europe has never been straightforward.Eight thousand years ago, a series of enormous tsunamis swept through the North Sea and struck the coast of what is now Britain, with devastating effects. Continue reading...
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RAF jets scrambled to intercept Russian aircraft over North Sea

The Typhoons were launched from RAF Lossiemouth after two Russian planes were detected near UK airspace.
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European officials expect Biden to pressure Merkel into killing her prized key gas pipeline project from Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Getty Three European officials told Insider that President-elect Joe Biden, when in office, could pressure Germany to drop its Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia. Nord Stream 2, which would transport natural gas from Russia to Western Europe, cost 10 billion euros to build. It had almost been complete when the US imposed sanctions on the project's Russian partners late last year, forcing construction to stop. US ...
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Ruins with a view: plan to turn Scottish castles into enchanting hotels

SNP hopes to emulate Spain’s lucrative paradores in a drive to boost jobs, tourism and heritage preservationJust outside Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, on the side of a steep cliff overlooking the North Sea, sits Dunnottar castle. Once a medieval fortress, the picturesque ruins are open to the public for days out but have not boasted overnight visitors since the likes of Mary Queen of Scots and her son James VI in the 16th century. Now, under new proposals to be debated at the Scottish National pa...
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‘There will be shocks’: Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s $1tn man | Financial Times

‘There will be shocks’: Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s $1tn man | Financial Times Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is a fairytale of global finance. In less than 25 years investing the energy riches of the North Sea, it has grown into a $1.2tn giant; it owns 1.5 per cent of the world’s publicly traded companies. Who more stimulating for me to have my first formal lunch with in six months, I think, than the man who for more than a decade presided over this behemoth — and used its heft to hold comp...
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EU Plans To Increase Offshore Windfarm Capacity By 250%

The capacity of the EU's offshore windfarms in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea will be increased by 250% under a draft plan drawn up by the European commission. The Guardian reports: The total energy generating capacity in Europe's seas stands at 23 gigawatts (GW), from 5,047 grid-connected wind turbines across 12 countries, including the UK. Under a European commission strategy, the 27 EU member states alone would achieve a capacity of 60GW by 2030 a...
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EU plans to increase offshore windfarm capacity by 250%

Proposal would create 62,000 jobs and help towards carbon neutrality, says commission The capacity of the EU’s offshore windfarms in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea will be increased by 250%, under a draft plan drawn up by the European commission.The move follows Boris Johnson’s announcement this year of his intention to generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK within a decade from the country’s offshore sites. Continue reading...
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How to let your wingman know you're peeing at 30,000 feet, and other advice from an F-35 pilot

US Air Force The F-35 is a marvel of engineering, but like other fighter jets, it's only as good as the pilot flying it. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter jet is less like a video game and more like a long road trip at 30,000 feet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Everybody knows fighter pilots are pretty cool: They fly supersonic jets, drop explosive ordnance, and wear awesome sunglasses. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter j...
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Amazon Studios Greenlights Horror-Thriller Series The Rig

Amazon Studios greenlights horror-thriller series The Rig Amazon Studios is expanding its roster of international programs as it has greenlit the six-part horror-thriller series The Rig as well as landing Line of Duty and Bodyguard director John Strickland to helm the series, according to Deadline. RELATED: The Walking Dead Adds Hilarie Burton as Negan’s Wife Lucille PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefre...
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Amazon Original The Rig to be filmed in Scotland

The Rig, a six-part Amazon Original series set on a North Sea oil rig, will be made in Edinburgh's First Stage studios.
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Delek Group gets another $100 million dividend from Ithaca unit | Reuters

Delek Group gets another $100 million dividend from Ithaca unit | Reuters Israel's Delek Group DLEKG.TA said on Tuesday that it received a $100 million dividend from its wholly owned Ithaca Energy unit that will be used to pay down a loan from BNP Paribas.Delek Group, one of Israel’s largest conglomerates, has been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak and drop in global oil prices. It has been selling assets to raise funds to pay its lenders and bondholders.Ithaca, a British North Sea oil and ga...
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COVID-19 means US Air Force bombers flying around the world are operating in a 'degraded' environment

A US Air Force B-52 after aerial refueling over the North Sea during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, September 25, 2020. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Air Force's bombers are still flying around the world to reassure allies and caution rivals. For six B-52s and their aircrews who recently deployed to Europe, pandemic-related restrictions meant they faced a "contested, degraded environment," the mission's commander told Insider...
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How the secretive Special Boat Service — the UK's SEAL Team 6 — trains to recapture hijacked ships at sea

The Nave Andromeda docked at Southampton, October 26 2020. Henry Nicholls/Reuters On Sunday, British military operators from the secretive SBS swept aboard a hijacked ship in the English Channel, captured the suspected hijackers, and freed the crew — all in seven minutes. The efficiency and effectiveness the operation belies the complexities of maritime counterterrorism and the decades that the SBS has spent honing its craft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Sunday ni...
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BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

17m tonnes of carbon dioxide to be stored beneath the North Sea every yearAfter decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions.BP has set out plans to lead an alliance of energy companies in siphoning off the carbon dioxide from factory flues under new plans in which almost half the UK’s industrial emissions will be stored b...
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New analysis of a saber-toothed cat fossil reveals the ancient animals were ruthless, highly skilled hunters

An illustration of the saber-toothed cat Homotherium latidens hunting in a pack. University of Copenhagen Scientists mapped the genome of a saber-toothed cat species named Homotherium for the first time. The ancient cat's genes reveal that it was a highly skilled pack hunter that could pursue its prey over vast distances.  Homotheriums lived on five continents and roamed for millions of years before it went extinct. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Before the end of the ...
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North Sea helicopter crash 'left my son with a mental injury'

A father says the trauma of fatal helicopter crash near Shetland ultimately led to his son's death.
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Covid: Workers taken off rigs after positive tests

Fourteen people have been removed from a North Sea Shell platform and five from a BP rig.
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Workers taken off North Sea rig after positive Covid test

The 14 people were identified through contact tracing after a colleague's test results.
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Petrofac CEO to retire after 30 years | Financial Times

Petrofac CEO to retire after 30 years | Financial Times:Ayman Asfari, the longstanding chief executive of Petrofac, is to step down after almost three decades at the oilfield services company, which remains under investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.He will be replaced by Sami Iskander, an Egyptian and French national and energy industry veteran of 30 years, who until last year was executive vice-president of Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream joint-ventures business.Mr Asfari, 62, whose fam...
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America's increasingly busy bombers are sending a nuclear message to Russia and China

US Air Force airmen prepare a US Air Force B-52H for take off during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1, at RAF Fairford, England, October 23, 2019. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan The US bomber fleet has been increasingly active, flying closer and closer to sensitive areas over Europe and the Pacific. Those flights are meant to show Moscow and Beijing what the US is capable of, but increasingly provocative flights come with higher risks, writes Michael T. Klare, professor emeritu...
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Flamborough May 2020

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Oil jumps on supply cuts in U.S. Gulf, wariness about North Sea, OPEC | Reuters

Oil jumps on supply cuts in U.S. Gulf, wariness about North Sea, OPEC | Reuters:Oil settled above $43 a barrel on Thursday on support from output shutdowns ahead of a storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the possibility of supply cuts from Saudi Arabia and Norway.Markets rose sharply at noon on a Dow Jones report that Saudi Arabia is considering reversing course over OPEC’s planned production increase early next year.Brent crude LCOc1 settled up $1.35, or 3.2% to $43.34, after falling 1.6% on We...
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Premier Oil jumps 24% after announcing a reverse takeover with Chrysaor, forming the largest independent North Sea oil-and-gas producer

REUTERS/Andy Buchanan Shares in Premier Oil rose 24% after it announced a reverse merger with Chrysaor to form the largest independent oil and gas company in the UK's North Sea.Premiere, whose shares have tumbled 80% this year, will hold up to 23% of the combined company of which its shareholders will own about 6%. Chrysaor would own at least 77%. American-born executive Linda Cook will be the CEO of the combined group, taking the number of women that hold the highest leadership positions ...
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Set in a fog of violence and corruption, ‘The Abstainer’ delivers a dramatic page-turning story

By Elissa Greenwald Ian McGuire’s “The Abstainer” is a page-turner. It begins with a dramatic real event, the hanging of three Fenian agitators, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, in Manchester, England, in 1867. The plot unfolds at a thrilling pace. The abstainer of the title is the book’s teetotalling protagonist, James O’Connor, who has been exiled from Dublin to England and struggles to provide justice as a police detective. As an Irish member of the English police force, he is a p...
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One of the world's biggest oil companies plans to cut up to 10% of its workforce. Here are the jobs most at risk.

Shell plans to cut more than 10% of its workforce. Shutterstock Shell on Wednesday said it expects to cut up to 9,000 jobs, more than 10% of its workforce.  The cuts are part of a broader reorganization known as Project Reshape that seeks to transform the European major into an energy business that produces fewer greenhouse-gas emissions.  Shell will dramatically reduce the number of refineries it operates while focusing on lower-carbon energy sources like biofuel, hydrogen, and wind power...
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Britain's oil and gas rigs most polluting in North Sea, says report

Release of carbon dioxide mainly from rigs running on fossil fuels much greater than Norwegian and Danish regionsBritain’s oil and gas rigs are the most polluting in the North Sea oil basin, according to industry data, with enough unwanted gas burned off every year to heat a million homes.Oil rigs in the UK continental shelf (UKCS) released 13.1m tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere last year, according to data from Rystad Energy, significantly more than those from the Norwegia...
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The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo

A red-shanked douc langur languishes in a treetop in Vietnam's Son Tra Nature Reserve. Arshdeep Singh/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition celebrates photographers who highlight the fragility of wildlife on our planet. This year, the contest received more than 49,000 entries from photographers in 25 countries. The front-runners' images show the burning Amazon, endangered langur monkeys, and a camoufla...
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Shell Reportedly To Slash Oil and Gas Production Costs To Focus More On Renewables

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40 percent off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters. Shell's new cost-cutting review, known internally as Project Reshape and expected to be completed this year, will affect its three main divisions and any savings will come on top of a $4 billion US target set in the wake...
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Über Tasteful: HB-Custom’s 1977 Kawasaki KZ750

We’re always intrigued to see what custom motorcycle builders get up to when there’s no brief, or client, involved. Personal projects either lead to wild experimentation, or they turn out as honest builds, devoid of the need to impress anyone. No points for guessing which camp this Kawasaki KZ750 restomod belongs to. It comes from German custom builder Holger Breur, who picked it up in boxes with the goal of building something simple and tidy for himself. Or, as he puts it: “I just wanted to ...
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Did this airliner land in the North Sea? No. So what happened? El Reg probes flight tracker site oddity

All is well. Unless you trust everything you see on the internet An airliner that appeared to crash into the North Sea earlier this week in fact landed safely. Yet multiple flight tracker websites showed it spiralling into the ocean. Experts have explained to The Register what really happened.…
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