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  • Sustainable Energy finds out about one anaerobic digestion plant in Kenya.

  • An employee assembles a Hyundai Motor vehicle on the production line at the company’s factory in Asan, South Korea.

    South Korea's Hyundai Motor is developing its first dedicated architecture for pure electric vehicles.

  • March 29- Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications. The EPA approved a fix for about 70,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles in January. An EPA spokeswoman declined to...

  • March 29- Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications. The EPA approved a fix for about 70,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles in January. The EPA did not immediately to a...

  • The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee promises a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow climate change after Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in...

  • SAN SALVADOR, March 29- El Salvador's Congress on Wednesday approved a law prohibiting all metal mining projects in a bid to protect the poor Central American country's environment and natural resources. In October, El Salvador won an arbitration at the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes against the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- A Native American tribe in Montana and a coalition of conservation groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday for lifting a moratorium on coal leases on public land without consulting tribal leaders and conducting a full environmental review. "It is alarming and unacceptable for the United States, which has a solemn obligation as...

  • The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledge that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreement surrounding a similar probe in the House of Representatives. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a...

  • The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee jointly pledged that their investigation of Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. election campaign will be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreements surrounding a similar investigation in the House of Representatives. A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S....

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back steps taken by his predecessor to curb global warming.:. Attorneys for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Sierra Club and other groups sued Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Montana challenging Trump's order to resume coal lease sales on federal lands.

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling and coal mining on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a multiyear review of the federal...

  • President Donald Trump

    President Trump's latest executive order may have an unintentional consequence for big oil & gas, says former California EPA chief Terry Tamminen.

  • A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S. election should include a thorough review of any financial ties between Russia and Trump and his associates, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow climate change after Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in...

  • "It's not a local issue anymore," said study co-author Dabo Guan, an economist at the University of East Anglia in England. What that looks like in China: 238,000 deaths a year associated with production of goods that are bought or consumed elsewhere. That number is 106,000 deaths in India and 129,000 deaths in the rest of Asia.

  • On a tour on the Franz Josef Land archipelago, a sprawling collection of islands where the Russian military has recently built a new runway and worked to open a permanent base, Putin emphasized the need to protect Russia's economic and security interests in the Arctic. In 2015, Russia submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United...

  • LONDON, March 29- Aluminium hit its highest level in nearly two years on Wednesday, supported by optimism that China would carry out plans to cut supply and by a rebound in the oil price. "As long as China follows through with this and takes its environmental concerns seriously, there is potential for aluminium to perform quite well," Nitesh Shah, a commodities...

  • Charlotte- based Duke Energy Corp. said it filed a lawsuit in state court alleging breach of contract by insurers that have refused to pay claims that could total hundreds of millions of dollars. Duke Energy said the companies were paid to provide general liability coverage to its operating subsidiaries in North Carolina and South Carolina, and their...

  • A Senate investigation into Russia's meddling during the U.S. election should include a thorough review of any financial ties between Russia and Trump and his associates, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says. Nations led by China and the European Union rally around a global plan to slow climate change after Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in...

  • Schimel spokesman Johnny Koremenos told the Wisconsin State Journal that the Justice Department is proud of the settlement, which was reached in November. As first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the agreement requires 3 M Co. to spend an estimated $665,000 by August 2018 on improvements to pollution control equipment that failed repeatedly at...