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  • RICHMOND, British Columbia/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28- M alaysia's Petronas said it would review a proposed C $36 billion liquefied natural gas project in western Canada after Ottawa approved the project with conditions to limit the environmental impact. The green light for the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in northern British Columbia comes after a 3- year wait...

  • Ontario has announced it is to "immediately suspend" the second phase of its Large Renewable Procurement process.

  • RICHMOND, British Columbia/ KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28- M alaysia's Petronas said on Wednesday that it would review a proposed C $11 billion liquefied natural gas plant in western Canada that was approved by Ottawa following a three-year wait. Many analysts are skeptical the project will proceed, with the green light from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal...

  • RICHMOND, British Columbia, Sept 27- The Canadian government on Tuesday approved a proposed Petronas-led liquefied natural gas plant in northern British Columbia, ending a three-year wait for a decision and drawing condemnation from environmentalists. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government acted after receiving an environmental...

  • TORONTO— Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved Tuesday a $27 billion liquefied natural gas project on British Columbia's northwest coast in a decision that's considered a litmus test for a government that has vowed to do more for the environment. "Helping to get Canada's resources to market is a key responsibility," Natural Resources Minister Jim...

  • An official statement said Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr would reveal the decision in the Pacific province of British Columbia at 5:15 p.m. local time. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took into consideration an environmental assessment that said the plant in British Columbia...

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued rules to curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments drew a crowd of hundreds at sunrise to watch the opponents face off against the EPA, 18 states and some supportive power companies.

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which would curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. During Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments, which drew hundreds of lawyers, journalists and others to queue-up at the court at sunrise to watch...

  • MONTREAL— Efforts to reach the world's first climate deal governing the aviation sector got under way at a conference in Montreal. Delegates to the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization general assembly are being asked to approve, in two weeks, a program for the industry to become carbon neutral after 2020 and to halve net emissions by 2050 compared to...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son, Adam, and 10 other men aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Weise said she's still struggling to decide how she ultimately feels about how "Deepwater Horizon" portrays the last day of her son's life before he died in...

  • Some 92 percent of the planet's population live in areas where air quality levels exceed the WHO's limits, according to a new study.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, to be a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles. And Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz will unveil a luxury electric SUV aimed at warding off competition from, among others, all-electric upstart Tesla.

  • GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland, Sept 27- Britain's first shale gas delivery from the United States sailed into a heated European political debate on fracking on Tuesday and immediately ran into its first practical problem- the Scottish weather. Ineos is importing ethane, obtained from rocks fractured at high pressure, or "fracking", in a foretaste of larger deliveries of...

  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources earlier suspended 10 other mines and declared a moratorium on new projects. Three of the 10 mines were included in the initial audit started shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte came to office on June 30. "Due to the government's emphasis on responsible mining, social and environmental standards are...

  • GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland, Sept 27- Britain's first shale gas delivery from the United States arrived to the sound of a lone piper on Tuesday morning as political debate about its controversial fracking method of extraction swirled both north and south of the Scottish border. Scotland's devolved government imposed a moratorium on fracking last year and...

  • We take a look at how one device is helping to transform the lives of people living off-grid.

  • LONDON— As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web. "Data breaches on the scale of Yahoo are the security equivalent of ecological disasters," said Matt Blaze, a security researcher...

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which the U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold while the case is litigated. "It's an invasion, in our estimation, of the state regulatory domain," Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, one of the states suing the EPA, said at a...

  • LONDON, Sept 27- Volkswagen's admission it cheated pollution law has exposed a wider problem of diesel emissions from thousands of generators belching fumes across building sites and countryside. In London, where the pollution is aggravated by a construction boom, a firm that helped expose the extent of the Volkswagen scandal has shifted its attention to...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 27- Fast-growing aviation powerhouse India is not ready to join the world's first climate deal to curb pollution from commercial flights because it fears that talks beginning on Tuesday may not lead to a fair agreement, its civil aviation minister said. The proposed landmark deal, backed by the United States and China, aims to limit rising airline...