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  • MILLINOCKET, Maine— Among the empty storefronts on once-bustling Penobscot Avenue, longtime resident Jean McLean stood in her art gallery, the sole employee left at a business that once had three. Yet many residents have opposed a significant proposal aimed at helping: the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, created this week by President Barack...

  • The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign aggressively to block shipments of coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry markets in Asia. The legislation was introduced in response to a developer's failed proposal to build a coal terminal in Oakland. "Coal is an antiquated industry and we need to accept that as a reality and not think...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph, though...

  • *Turkey facing hurdles after failed coup, attacks. GARIPCE, Turkey, Aug 26- Turkey opened one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge creates a new link across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 miles per hour,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. "There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. "There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

  • GARIPCE, Turkey, Aug 26- Turkey opens one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, creating a new link between two continents with the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe, is built in the style of...

  • GARIPCE, Turkey, Aug 26- Turkey opens one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, creating a new link between two continents with the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe, is built in the style of...

  • GARIPCE, Turkey, Aug 26- Turkey opens one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, creating a new link between two continents with the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe, is built in the style of...

  • GARIPCE, Turkey, Aug 26- Turkey opens one of the world's biggest suspension bridges on Friday, creating a new link between two continents with the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree that President Tayyip Erdogan hopes will secure his place in history. The bridge across the Bosphorus Strait, which divides Asia and Europe, is built in the style of...

  • The American pika is disappearing from parts of the western U.S. as a result of climate change, according to a new study.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to unhealthy levels on Friday as winds blew smoke from fires on Sumatra across the city-state and into southern Malaysia. The number of hotspots detected in Sumatra and...

  • Indonesian men put out a fire in Ogan Ilir, southern Sumatra on October 22, 2015.

    Southeast Asia is bracing itself for its annual, uncomfortable tryst with haze from Indonesia.

  • Coca-Cola Amatil

    The company is working on reformulations, reduction of sugar and package sizes to suit new consumption trends, says Coca-Cola Amatil's Martyn Roberts.

  • President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) after a joint press conference on November 12, 2014 in Beijing.

    China and the U.S. are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit, the SCMP reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend more than $1.2 billion to compensate its 650 U.S. dealers for their losses from the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday. "We believe this agreement in principle with Volkswagen dealers is a very important step in our commitment to making things right...

  • MONTREAL/ BRUSSELS, Aug 25- A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions will likely give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases, according to sources familiar with the matter, in a concession to developing countries like aviation powerhouses China and India. The draft resolution, which two of the sources said has broad support, will be...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- Volkswagen AG has agreed to spend more than $1.2 billion to compensate its 650 U.S. dealers for their losses from the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The settlement includes about $1.2 billion in payments for the reduction in value of VW dealerships, and additional payments for...