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  • As Samsung unveiled its latest devices at MWC, trouble with its discontinued Note 7 came back to haunt it.

  • Pruitt added the EPA's focus on combating climate change under former President Barack Obama had cost jobs and prevented economic growth, leading many Americans to want to see the EPA eliminated completely. "I think people across this country look at the EPA much like they look at the IRS. Pruitt was confirmed as EPA head last week.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from the camp near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Canada's energy sector has fallen out of favor with international oil majors, who are scaling back ambitions and walking away from reserves in the ground there to focus on lower-cost and higher-margin opportunities elsewhere. Billion-dollar bets on Canada's oil sands went sour this week for Exxon Mobil Corp and Conoco Phillips.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Trump signed the directive in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him...

  • Graeme Pitkethly said Kraft's offer had highlighted the importance of achieving a balance between long-term sustainable value, which it had prioritised, and short-term delivery. "This has certainly been a trigger moment for Unilever, and we will not waste it," he said at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Florida, in a presentation...

  • Graeme Pitkethly said Kraft's offer had highlighted the importance of achieving a balance between long-term sustainable value, which it had prioritised, and short-term delivery. "This has certainly been a trigger moment for Unilever, and we will not waste it," he said at the CAGNY conference in New York in a presentation streamed on its website.

  • New Jersey regulators have approved a measure allowing a natural gas pipeline to run through the federally protected Pinelands preserve. The Pinelands Commission voted to permit the pipeline Friday. England power plant in Upper Township.

  • In an auction conducted by state-controlled Solar Energy Corporation of India for various wind projects totalling 1 gigawatt, five companies separately quoted a tariff of 3.46 rupees per unit to win the projects. "After solar cost reduction below 3 rupees/ unit, wind power cost down to 3.46 rupees/ unit through transparent auction," India's coal, power and...

  • Residents rallied to keep the stack as part of the legacy of southwestern Montana's mining days, when copper was king and the ore processed in the nearby town of Anaconda was used to electrify the United States. Three years after BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. shut down the Anaconda smelter in 1980, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated 300...

  • CHERRY HILL, N.J.— New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land." The 15- member New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted to approve a plan by South Jersey Gas to...

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump administration moves to weaken them. "The goals and objectives of these measures... is to do everything within our power to make sure the federal government...

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • DETROIT— A Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the U.S. before he could fly home to Germany has appeared in Detroit federal court on charges related to the company's emissions scandal. Schmidt was manager of a VW office in suburban Detroit from 2012 to 2015. He was arrested at the Miami airport on Jan. 7 after a vacation in Florida and Cuba.

  • The cause of premature birth could be right in front of you

    A study finds that millions of premature births could be linked to air pollution.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- More than a dozen of a dwindling number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline were arrested on Thursday after defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. About a dozen Humvee vehicles had entered the camp and a helicopter hovered overhead, with more police officers and National...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- The number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline dwindled to around a dozen on Thursday, with those still there defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. Armored vehicles were parked near the camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and members of the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them— and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer is. Several fishing groups, ranging from the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association to the Massachusetts...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. Authorities say they arrested 46 protesters while clearing a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in North Dakota. Authorities have declared a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in North Dakota officially cleared after...