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  • Here are highlights of the G-7 leaders' declaration:. WORLD ECONOMY: The G-7 leaders said it was an urgent priority to "collectively" tackle global economic challenges. REFUGEES: The G-7 leaders said large-scale migration and refugee flows are a global challenge.

  • TOKYO, May 27- Japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told Reuters. Cutting nuclear will likely mean higher targets for renewable energy, said Tomas Kaberger, energy...

  • Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by President Barack Obama to cut U.S. emissions and protect waterways from industrial pollution. "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national...

  • Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by President Barack Obama to cut U.S. emissions and expand protections for U.S. waterways. "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and...

  • BONN, Germany— Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain. The 28- member EU has vowed to reduce greenhouse emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990, but it's unclear what happens...

  • BISMARCK, ND, May 26- Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said on Thursday that he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord and slash environmental regulations on the energy industry if elected. The comments deepen the contrast between the New York billionaire and his Democratic rivals for the White House,...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A Pennsylvania woman admitted her role in a $54 million Ponzi scheme that federal prosecutors say was built on promises of a green energy technology that never developed. Knorr, of Hellertown, and two men misled more than 300 investors that their "biochar" technology and "carbon-negative" housing in Tennessee made millions of dollars, but they had...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A study prompted by concerns about health effects of exposure to the solvent TCE is inconclusive about the chemical's potential link to birth defects, scientists from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said Thursday. The study did find slightly elevated rates of certain heart defects among children of male workers at...

  • They may be many, many miles up in the air, but satellites have a vital role to play when it comes to analyzing our planet.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— Smokers and polluters in New Zealand will get hit with higher taxes as part of the government's economic plan. The government plans to hike tobacco taxes by 46 percent over the next four years as it continues an ambitious campaign to eliminate smoking from the South Pacific nation by 2025. New Zealand is aiming to reduce its greenhouse...

  • PARIS, May 25- French utility Engie said on Wednesday it is considering the closure or sale of its giant Hazelwood coal-fired power plant in Australia as part of its move away from operating any coal-fired plants. Chief Executive Isabelle Kocher told a French Senate committee on Wednesday that the utility planned a gradual withdrawal from coal-fired power...

  • *Paris climate accord has increased pressure on oil companies. DALLAS/ SAN RAMON, Calif., May 25- Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp's annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the board, meaning a climate activist could eventually become a director at the world's largest publicly traded oil company.

  • May 25- Shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, two of the world's largest oil producers, voted on Wednesday on a raft of proposals designed to push the companies to respond more proactively to climate change risks and regulations. RESOLUTION 5: ADD CLIMATE EXPERT TO BOARD The resolution's sponsor, a group of Wisconsin monks, says that by adding a...

  • Children lying in the street cool off in the water from a fire hydrant August 1, 2006 in New York City.

    Record temperatures, drought, rain and La Nina: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has been issuing outlooks for what lies ahead this summer.

  • DALLAS/ SAN RAMON, Calif., May 25- Voters at Exxon Mobil Corp's annual meeting on Wednesday approved a measure to let minority shareholders nominate outsiders for seats on the company's board, meaning a climate activist could eventually become a director at the oil giant. The so-called proxy access measure, which passed last year at fellow U.S. major Chevron Corp,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- Legislation with bipartisan support that would revamp U.S. chemical safety law for the first time in decades is advancing in Congress, winning overwhelming passage in the House of Representatives as backers sought quick Senate action. Senate leadership aides said the timing was still being worked out for a Senate vote on the first update of...

  • DALLAS— Shareholders at Exxon Mobil and Chevron rejected resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the companies to take stronger stands in favor of limiting climate change. Also, Exxon Mobil Corp. shareholders voted to ask directors to adopt a proxy-access rule, which would make it easier for shareholders to propose their own board...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let government regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began nearly 12 years ago and could last another century. Taylor Energy Company sued the federal government in January to recover more than $400 million it set aside for work to...

  • An aerial view of the solar mirrors at the Noor 1 Concentrated Solar Power plant, outside the central Moroccan town of Ouarzazate, February 4, 2016.

    Over 8.1 million people now work in the renewable energy industry according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.

  • The Environment Ministry's plan to fell thousands of spruce trees affected by bark beetles in the Bialowieza Forest has drawn the ire of environmental groups, which argue it threatens the forest and that nature will take care of itself. The forest includes Europe's last primeval woodland, protected as a national park, and is on the UNESCO world heritage list.