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  • Limited details of the plan were made public last week at a regional dealer meeting in Newark, New Jersey, by Volkswagen of America Chief Operating Officer Mark McNabb, said the dealers, who asked not to be identified because the plan hasn't been made public. Both dealers said they were told that more testing was needed and that the plans still had to be approved by...

  • MAIDSTONE, Saskatchewan— Canadian energy company Husky Energy says between 52,834 gallons and 66,043 gallons of crude oil and other material has leaked into the North Saskatchewan River in west-central Canada. Husky Energy said Friday that booms are being used in an effort to contain the spill, which leaked Thursday morning near Maidstone, Saskatchewan.

  • "My understanding is that the leak is stopped, the site is contained, and they are fully into clean-up phase," Karen Hill, a spokeswoman for Saskatchewan's environment ministry, said in an email. The Saskatchewan government said it had dispatched an environmental protection officer to the site and was working with Husky to notify downstream users of the river.

  • *VW to suspend sales in South Korea on July 25. SEOUL/ FRANKFURT, July 22- German carmaker Volkswagen will suspend sales of most of its models in South Korea from July 25 as pressure builds on the company over its falsified emissions tests. South Korea is the latest country forcing Volkswagen to take drastic measures to repair its image since the carmaker admitted...

  • LONDON, July 22- Heathrow Airport said the vote to leave the European Union made it more important than ever that Britain's leading airport should be allowed to expand to boost trade links with countries around the world. Britain has spent years pondering whether to expand Heathrow or its rival Gatwick to provide additional capacity in the south east and a...

  • LONDON, July 22- Heathrow Airport said the vote to leave the European Union made it more important than ever that Britain's leading airport should be allowed to expand to boost trade links with countries around the world. Britain has spent years pondering whether to expand Heathrow or its rival Gatwick to provide additional capacity in the south east and a...

  • Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation extending the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits related to pollution at sites on the state or federal Superfund cleanup priority lists. The bill signed Thursday was inspired by drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls but applies statewide. Some Hoosick Falls residents have joined...

  • Innovating ag & boosting farmers' harvests

    Ag-tech company Indigo announced it raised $100 million in new funding. David Perry, Indigo CEO, discusses tackling agriculture problems and his company's efforts in adding microbes back to plants to create healthier plants.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 21- Not all coal rallies are created equal, with fairly stark differences emerging in the gains this year for various grades of the fuel, suggesting buyers are becoming more selective. But an analysis of pricing data for the year so far shows that buyers appear prepared to pay more for higher quality coal, while largely shunning the...

  • NEW YORK— It could be a postcard for Brooklyn's hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck. Except all of it overlooks the Gowanus Canal, a murky, smelly Superfund site choked with raw sewage and an...

  • As well as being a big player in fossil fuels, Norway is now making waves when it comes to clean energy. Sustainable Energy takes a look.

  • Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources Shale Oil Company, delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Donald Trump is considering nominating oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary if elected to the White House, according to sources.

  • MARSHALL, Mich.— The Latest on a settlement between the federal government and Enbridge Energy Partners over a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan:. Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced the deal Wednesday involving a 2010 spill in southwestern Michigan. Enbridge says 843,000 gallons flowed from...

  • The settlement, announced on Wednesday by Enbridge, the U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, resolves Clean Water Act violations stemming from the 2010 failure of Enbridge's Line 6 B near Marshall, Michigan, which spilled some 20,000 barrels of oil into a branch of the Kalamazoo River. It also resolves a second spill that same year in...

  • GULFPORT, Miss.— The Latest on the trial of a Texas lawyer accused of inflating his client list for Gulf oil spill litigation:. The head of the 2010 oil spill claims office says he was suspicious when San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts told him he was handling claims from 41,000 fishermen. A federal prosecutor has told jurors in Gulfport, Mississippi, that evidence...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc has agreed to pay $177 million in penalties and improved safety measures in a settlement with the U.S. government announced on Wednesday arising from 2010 oil spills from pipelines in Michigan and Illinois. The settlement, disclosed by Enbridge along with the U.S. Justice Department and the...

  • Workers use a series of booms to try to clean up an oil spill of approximately 800,000 gallons of crude oil from the Kalamazoo River July 28, 2010 in Marshall, Michigan.

    Enbridge Energy Partners will pay a $61 million penalty for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history.

  • The use of fossil fuels, metal ores and non-metallic minerals has accelerated rapidly since 2000 as emerging economies such as China transform their industries and cities, requiring unprecedented amounts of iron, steel, cement, energy and construction materials. The global economy now needs more material per unit of gross domestic product than it did at the...

  • July 20- The U.S. government and American units of Enbridge Inc announced a settlement on Wednesday in which the Canadian pipeline company will pay $177 million after two 2010 oil spills that released crude oil in Michigan and Illinois. Enbridge Energy Partners will pay $62 million in fines and around $120 million to prevent future spills, according to...

  • LONDON, July 20- Substantial improvements in vehicle fuel economy are a centrepiece of the U.S. government's plan to cut greenhouse emissions and meet commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement. The standards were based on projections which saw gasoline prices steadily increasing from $2.80 per gallon in 2011 to $3.40 in 2020 and $3.55 by 2025.