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  • The $4.2 billion pipeline already faces sanctions for violations in Ohio and a federal ban on drilling activity that has delayed the anticipated startup of the project's first phase to the late summer from July. West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection issued the order to stop activity in certain areas on July 17, which was made public on...

  • *Gains driven by China demand, weather. *China to continue capacity cuts but not as rigorously. Recent gains are largely due to high demand in China, where power consumption has jumped more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 24- The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. Smart home lighting, thermostats and security cameras are already on the market, but Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, says they are still dumb when it comes to understanding their physical environment.

  • BMW fell 2.8 percent, Daimler 2.6 percent and Volkswagen 2.5 percent. Spiegel reported that employees from Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche had met often since the 1990 s and had agreed to limit the size of the tanks holding a urea solution used to reduce diesel emissions of harmful nitrogen oxide. BMW issued a statement denying that its urea tanks were...

  • Wind produced enough power to meet, on average, the needs of 124 percent of Scottish homes between January and June 2017.

  • *Smog from Indonesia forest fires sometimes hits neighbours. JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia's environment minister said on Monday she wants to make permanent a moratorium on issuing new licences to use land designated as primary forest and peatland. Indonesia is prone to outbreaks of forest fires during dry seasons, often blamed on the draining of peatland...

  • *Smog from Indonesia forest fires sometimes hits neighbors. JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia's environment minister said on Monday she wants to make permanent a moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest and peatland. Indonesia is prone to outbreaks of forest fires during dry seasons, often blamed on the draining of peatland...

  • The Ecovation Hub Education and Training Consortium brings together Anticoch University New England and Keene State College in New Hampshire, Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and the School for International Training in Vermont. Cary Guant, Keene State's director of sustainability, said the consortium wants to take advantage of the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- A federal judge on Friday approved $125 million in fees and costs for lawyers who sued Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of 88,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions. In total, the world's largest automaker has agreed to spend up to $25 billion in the United States to address claims from owners, environmental regulators,...

  • Business and political leaders are applauding an environmental review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline as a step forward in a project that they say will bring cleaner energy and economic development to Virginia and North Carolina. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement for the natural gas pipeline...

  • A tourist visits the Chromatic Pool at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

    The National Park Service is hiking the price of lifetime passes for seniors on Aug. 28.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found. The Federal Energy Regulatory...

  • Michael Gove has said he "deeply" regrets President Donald Trump's approach to the landmark Paris Agreement.

  • The free program, which will apply to Europe and other markets outside the U.S. and Canada, applies to cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines. On Tuesday, Daimler said it will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance. Separately, five German automakers—...

  • Sustainability initiatives 'can create profit quite quickly': Pro

    Sustainable business is "the next big global business opportunity," Lord Mark Malloch Brown, chair of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission said.

  • *Dispute highlights wider concerns over pollution in Vietnam. HANOI, July 21- Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues. The blockade marks another challenge...

  • BOSTON, July 20- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell to a four-year low on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral. Testing confirmed Norovirus in one customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle restaurant that was briefly...

  • BOSTON, July 20- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell 4.5 percent on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at the one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral. Testing confirmed Norovirus in one customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle restaurant that was briefly...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California says Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal. California's Air Resources Board says the increase in a consent decree filed Thursday brings VW's total settlement in California to $1.3 billion. The total $1.3 billion negotiated settlement includes...

  • "We need the EPA to step in to ensure that these power plants run their pollution controls on a daily basis," Grumbles said in an interview. Maryland petitioned the EPA in November for a finding that 36 power plant units in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are emitting air pollution affecting the state's air quality in violation of the law...