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  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Seattle- based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska. Westward Seafoods in 2010 signed a consent decree with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice and paid a...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Wells Fargo& Co directors could have avoided a shareholder backlash over a sales practices scandal if they had paid more attention to scores of whistleblowers who complained, in vain, for years. Wells Fargo has been engulfed in scandal since September, when it reached a $190 million settlement with regulators over complaints that its retail...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans says it won't consider a lawsuit over the rules for at least 120 days. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...

  • *Greenpeace has taken Norway to court over Arctic drilling. OSLO, April 24- Norway's Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located. Greenpeace, which is taking the Norwegian...

  • President Donald Trump speaks to reporters following a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, April 21, 2017.

    Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days which will make it easier to develop energy on and offshore.

  • The National Grid says it met electricity demand in Britain over a 24 hour period without needing coal.

  • Were going to make it happen this year, he said, according to Drew Greenblatt, the president of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, who was present. Project lists submitted by the North America's Building Trades Unions and by an outside developer who helped with the transition both contain projects that infrastructure builders call shovel ready. After North America's...

  • *Japan concerned over Trump's "protectionism". MANILA/ BEIJING, April 24- Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. The official China Daily said Washington's move to investigate steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States...

  • President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House...

  • LONDON, April 21- Is aluminium the new steel for China's policy-makers? Threats to close capacity in the region around Beijing over the winter heating months had already propelled aluminium prices higher. They have just been given a further boost by news that Beijing has ordered the suspension of new capacity in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.

  • LONDON, April 21- Is aluminum the new steel for China's policy-makers? Threats to close capacity in the region around Beijing over the winter heating months had already propelled aluminum prices higher. They have just been given a further boost by news that Beijing has ordered the suspension of new capacity in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native...

  • NEW YORK— New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. He said there was no political motive tied to last week's release of his new book, "Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens...

  • Were going to make it happen this year, he said, according to Drew Greenblatt, the president of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, who was present. Project lists submitted by the North America's Building Trades Unions and by an outside developer who helped with the transition both contain projects that infrastructure builders call shovel ready. After North America's...

  • The International Monetary Fund dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a statement at the close of its spring meetings with the World Bank. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on China and Mexico and called global warming a hoax. The meetings of the 189- nation IMF and...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. The "March for Science" festivities included scientific "teach-ins," speeches by...

  • Thousands of people rallied in Australia and New Zealand on April 22 in support of science, the first of more than 500 marches globally triggered by concern over the rise of 'alternative facts'.

    Scientists worldwide left their labs and take to the streets to rail against what they say are mounting attacks against science.

  • DETROIT, April 21- A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent oversight for the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal as part of a $4.3 billion settlement announced in January. District Judge Sean Cox said in approving the settlement that required the automaker to make significant reforms.