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  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement recognizing the landmark Paris climate agreement at a meeting of Arctic nations in Alaska on Thursday, but said President Donald Trump was not rushing to decide whether to leave or weaken U.S. commitments to the pact. The Arctic agreement Tillerson signed with foreign ministers from the other seven...

  • The Arctic Council, which includes the United States, Russia, Canada and five other countries, meets every two years to tackle problems in the region, which is warming at a faster pace than any other part of the world. Unlike former President Barack Obama, Trump has expressed doubts about whether human activity has a significant role in climate change, and is...

  • The Arctic Council, which includes the United States, Russia, Canada and five other countries, meets every two years to tackle problems in the region, which is warming at a faster pace than any other part of the world. Canada and the Nordic countries have stressed the importance of staying in the Paris agreement, setting them up for a potential clash with the United...

  • The Arctic Council, which includes the United States, Russia, Canada and five other countries, meets every two years to tackle problems in the region, which is warming at a faster pace than any other part of the world. Canada and the Nordic countries have stressed the importance of staying in the Paris agreement, setting them up for a potential clash with the United...

  • WASHINGTON, May 8- A meeting of Trump administration advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday to decide whether to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House official said. Key advisers to President Donald Trump and cabinet officials were due to convene at the White House to...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- As rapid growth in U.S. shale production grabs headlines and threatens to upend attempts by OPEC to balance oil markets, a more unsung sector of the U.S. industry is also hitting new output highs- the offshore Gulf of Mexico. While attention and investment is focused on shale, the Gulf is the among the most prolific oil source in the United States,...

  • LONDON, May 2- U.S. crude production is surging, complicating OPECs efforts to rebalance the oil market. U.S. production rose by more than 450,000 barrels per day in the five months ending in February, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most of the increase so far has come from non-shale producers in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

  • LONDON, May 2- U.S. crude production is surging, complicating OPECs efforts to rebalance the oil market. U.S. production rose by more than 450,000 barrels per day in the five months ending in February, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most of the increase so far has come from non-shale producers in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- GSO Capital Partners, private equity firm Blackstone Group LP's credit arm, is acquiring more of J. Crew Group Inc's debt, hoping for a profitable trade that could also give the U.S. fashion retailer more time to stave off bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said. It now has $2.1 billion in debt. But holders of a $1.53 billion loan to J. Crew,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • Gulf of Mexico, that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development after a huge BP oil spill in 2010.. A Reuters review of government data showed the amount of money that oil companies spent in the central Gulf of Mexico' s annual lease sale dropped more than 75 percent between 2012 and 2017. The figures were similar in the western Gulf of...

  • Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development in the wake of the huge BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The order, called the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, directs the U.S. Department of Interior to review and replace the Obama administration's most recent five-year oil and gas development plan for...

  • Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama sought to protect from development. "It is better to produce energy here than be held hostage by foreign entities," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on Thursday in a briefing about the executive order, which will be called the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. Weeks before leaving office,...

  • The order could lead to a reversal of bans on drilling across swathes of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama's administration sought to protect from development. Weeks before leaving office, Obama banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, protecting 115...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • Russian bombers fly near Alaskan coast again

    Russian bombers buzzed the Alaskan coast Tuesday afternoon, the second time in as many days, according to NBC News.

  • US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

    The U.S. scrambled jet fighters to intercept two Russian bombers flying near the Alaskan coast Monday night, officials told NBC News.

  • HOUSTON, April 17- BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. The leak was discovered on Friday and a team from BP, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local government was brought in to coordinate efforts.

  • HOUSTON, April 17- BP Plc said workers on Alaska's North Slope had brought under control a company-operated well that spewed oil and gas over the weekend. The leak was discovered on Friday and a team from BP, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and local government was brought in to coordinate efforts.