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  • Bayer CropScience will instead ask for an administrative law hearing from the EPA's Office of General Counsel to review the registration of flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer's Belt pesticide. The registration, granted in 2008, was a limited-time conditional registration that could be canceled if additional studies found the chemical to be...

  • Bayer CropScience will instead ask for an administrative law hearing from the EPA's Office of General Counsel to review the registration of flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer's Belt pesticide. But the EPA's risk assessment disagreed so the agency sent Bayer the request on Jan. 29. After rejecting the EPA's request, Bayer now expects the agency to...

  • Raising revenue and spending money are powers reserved to Congress by the U.S. The president can propose but Congress decides. The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 requires the president to submit a unified budget to Congress each year.

  • LOS ANGELES— The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the state's fabled coastline. In his first public remarks on a proposal to dismiss him next week, Executive Director Charles...

  • The German carmaker said Friday it would give new dates for the earnings release, formerly slated for March 10, and for its shareholder gathering originally set for April 21. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is suing the company in federal court over what it says were 600,000 such vehicles. U.S. law firm Jones Day is conducting an investigation into who...

  • *India needs to raise productivity, he adds. NEW DELHI, Feb 5- India needs more data before deciding whether to permit commercial growing of its first genetically modified food crop, its environment minister said on Friday, but indicated it would not stand "in the way of science" despite protests. India spends billions of dollars every year importing edible oils and...

  • An aerial view of Sakurajima taken in August 2015

    A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

  • Twenty-five officials will face prosecution over the blasts on suspicion of dereliction of duty, abuse of power and bribery, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the Supreme People's Procuratorate. An investigative team assembled by the State Council, China's Cabinet, said flames spread among stocks of nitrocellulose, a flammable compound used...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A bankrupt chemical company responsible for a spill that contaminated a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents was fined $900,000 on pollution charges Thursday, with a judge noting that Freedom Industries likely could never pay it. Johnston said there were millions more in claims against the company...

  • MEXICO CITY— A Mexican court has issued an injunction blocking further work on a real estate project in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun that activists say has almost killed a mangrove swamp at the site. But environmentalist Araceli Dominguez expressed hope after the order was announced Wednesday that the mangrove can be recovered now that a court has...

  • *European Commission has proposed further reforms. *European Commission demanding answers from Volkswagen. They came close to securing a rare veto in the European parliament of a policy that had the backing of the EU's member state governments and, more grudgingly, the executive European Commission.

  • David Detweiler, an attorney with law firm Clifford Chance, has been named executive vice president and general counsel at Volkswagen of America Group. VW also announced it is opening an office soon in downtown Washington, as it has in other world capitals. VW has been working to bolster its relationships with lawmakers and others in Washington in the face of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- Volkswagen AG has replaced the head of its U.S. legal department with an outside lawyer as it works to win approval to fix nearly 600,000 vehicles with excess emissions, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday. David Detweiler, an attorney with law firm Clifford Chance, has been named the top attorney at Volkswagen of America Group.

  • Morocco unveils massive solar plant Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:34 AM ET

    OUARZAZATE, Morocco— Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy. It said Morocco was chosen for the project in part because of its political stability, and because the government created a solar energy agency and introduced...

  • *China needs top notch waste management technology. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- Beijing Enterprise is buying German waste management company Energy from Waste for 1.4 billion euros as China sets about tackling its pollution and waste recycling problems. China set a target to spend about $16 billion between 2013 and 2016 to improve sewage disposal and garbage treatment...

  • Ship shape: Shipping looks to go green Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:45 AM ET

    Innovation and technology are helping to lessen the environmental impact of shipping. Sustainable Energy finds out how.

  • How is regulation affecting Daimler? Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:29 AM ET
    How is regulation affecting Daimler?

    Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, talks about designing fuel-efficient cars to meet regulatory requirements.

  • *China needs top notch waste management technology. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- Beijing Enterprise has struck a deal to buy German waste management company Energy from Waste for 1.4 billion euros as China sets about tackling its huge problems with pollution and recycling more of its waste. China set a target to spend about $16 billion between 2013 and 2016 to improve...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 4- Punxsutawney Phil may have blown it this year with his prediction of an early spring in the United States. The legend is that if the Pennsylvania groundhog sees his shadow upon emerging from his burrow each Feb. 2, Americans can expect six more weeks of winter. He did not see his shadow on Tuesday, suggesting that winter is soon to be over.

  • NYC mayor wants to boost solar power capacity five-fold Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to increase the solar power capacity of city-owned buildings five-fold. The push comes as part of a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the country's most populous city by 80 percent by 2050.. As part of the new initiative, panels will be placed on 88 additional buildings, including 66 schools, the Queens...