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  • TOKYO/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18- Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants. Yahoo Japan doesn't accept that ivory sold on its platform- supposedly imported into Japan...

  • Davos warms up to climate change

    David Nabarro, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, talks about how the UN's 2030 sustainable development agenda is strongly agreed on by WEF attendees.

  • MADISON, Wis.— A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that NCR Corporation has entered into a consent decree to finish the final phase of removing...

  • BOISE, Idaho— An Oregon company has asked federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho. NuScale Power delivered a 12,000- page application last week to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the modular reactor, starting a review process expected to take more than...

  • TRUMP'S PICK FOR INTERIOR ZINKE SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT A HOAX BUT THERE IS SOME DEBATE ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT.

  • District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper said Monday that he couldn't immediately conclude the Interior Department had overstepped its authority with the rules, which seek to reduce air pollution and waste by requiring gas to be captured and sold rather than flared. That allows time for the lawsuit contesting the rules filed by Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming,...

  • Puget Sound has a 50 percent share of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, which were built in the 1970 s. Puget Sound representatives warned that could happen sooner given that co-owner Talen Energy wants to exit its role as Colstrip's day-to-day operator by mid-2018. The ownership group is seeking a third party to take over as operator, with initial bids due in February, said...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. ETP wants any further study put on hold until Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., rules on whether ETP...

  • Matt Damon's clean water crusade HIT 1

    Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, talk about the global water crisis.

  • Oslo, the capital city of Norway, is to ban diesel vehicles on municipal roads as a result of "acute, high air pollution."

  • MILAN, Jan 16- Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said in a statement on Monday. Tensions have risen between Rome and Berlin over the issue, with German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt saying at the weekend that Fiat...

  • A ministry statement Monday says it carried out the necessary checks and sent a detailed report to Germany indicating the model "meets the existing regulations" on emissions testing. Italian Transport Minister Graziano Delrio says "we have nothing to hide" and "you don't give orders to a sovereign country like Italy." Italy says its test results were given to...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— It's what everyone in the Pennsylvania Capitol is asking: How will Gov. Tom Wolf balance his budget proposal without a major tax increase? Spending in the fiscal year starting July 1 could exceed $33 billion, and the big problem is this: Analysts are projecting a $2 billion- plus hole in the state's finances.

  • Xi, on a state visit to Switzerland before a keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, said China's economy, with growth expected at 6.7 percent in 2016, was entering a "new normal", and Swiss firms could help it improve quality, and become more efficient, equitable and sustainable. "In terms of intellectual manufacturing, finance, insurance, energy...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16- Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders. The group was launched at the Davos 2016 World Economic Forum to encourage businesses to take the lead...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 15- The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory. His victory, less than half a year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, was a slap at the principles that...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16- Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders. The group was launched at the Davos 2016 World Economic Forum to encourage businesses to take the lead...

  • Delegates hold signs that read 'Trump Digs Coal' on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The Trump administration might be sceptical on global warming but the President-elect's infrastructure policies could benefit the environment.

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016.

    Questions surrounding Scott Pruitt's tactics with big business have surfaced, The New York Times reports.

  • Tighter emissions rules in China and Europe leave global carmakers and some consumers with little choice but to embrace plug-in vehicles, fuelling an investment surge, said industry executives gathered in Detroit this past week for the city's annual auto show. China, struggling with catastrophic pollution levels in major cities, is aggressively pushing...