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  • NEWARK, N.J.— Stacks of leafy greens are sprouting inside an old brewery in New Jersey. "What we do is we trick it," said David Rosenberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of AeroFarms. The company is in the process of building what an industry group says is the world's largest commercial vertical farm at the site of an old steel mill in New Jersey's largest city.

  • China Everbright International's waste-to-energy project in Nanjing.

    For China Everbright International, one of the largest waste management companies in China, the country's trash problem has great market potential.

  • Such reports to Congress were required every three years under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.. The EPA agreed with the inspector general's findings that it had failed to produce studies as legally required. That will be 17 years after Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend billions of gallons of ethanol into their gasoline.

  • EPA's Inspector General concluded that the agency has not issued a report to Congress on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard since 2011, even though federal law requires that the agency provide a report every three years. The RFS, which is administered by EPA, sets the amounts of biofuels, such as ethanol, that must be blended into U.S....

  • The company said the settlement represents "a good faith compromise with the EPA on areas of law we interpret differently, particularly EPA's assertion that it is illegal for anyone to modify a certified vehicle even if it will be used solely for off-road/closed-course competition. An EPA spokesman said that the vast majority of these tuners were used on...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— The U.S. government announced Thursday that it imposed a $210,000 fine on two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico as part of a widespread probe into a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands. The EPA said Superior-Angran bought two pesticides containing methyl bromide and then sold...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— The Latest on verdicts in a trial where prosecutors alleged a Texas lawyer and six others submitted fake oil spill claims:. Texas lawyer Mikal Watts says the government's case against him "fell apart under its own weight of ridiculousness." Jurors have convicted two people of making up fake clients to sue BP following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill,...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A federal judge in Wyoming was wrong to block rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, a group of law professors and lawyers for the federal government said in new court documents. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper ruled in June that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks the authority to regulate fracking— a technique of injecting...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— A Texas lawyer accused of making up fake clients to sue BP after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil spill said after his acquittal Thursday that the government's case against him "fell apart under its own weight of ridiculousness." Attorney Mikal Watts of San Antonio and four others were acquitted Thursday by a federal jury in Gulfport, Mississippi, of 66...

  • The company said the settlement represents "a good faith compromise with the EPA on areas of law we interpret differently, particularly EPA's assertion that it is illegal for anyone to modify a certified vehicle even if it will be used solely for off-road/closed-course competition. Harley was also accused of selling more than 12,600 motorcycles that were...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- Harley-Davidson Inc agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that cause its motorcycles to emit too much pollution, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Harley was also accused of selling more than 12,600 motorcycles that were not covered by an EPA certification governing clean air...

  • OSLO, Aug 18- Scientists on Thursday set the outlines of a report on how to restrict global warming to a limit agreed last year by world leaders- even though the temperature threshold is at risk of being breached already. Thelma Krug, a Brazilian scientist who led the four-day meeting in Geneva, said it will also cast the fight against climate change as part of a wider...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- Harley-Davidson Inc agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that cause its motorcycles to emit too much pollution, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Harley was also accused of selling more than 12,600 motorcycles that were not covered by an EPA certification governing clean air...

  • J.D. Irving mining subsidiary Aroostook Resources says that Maine's mining regulations are so mismatched they've effectively shut down an industry that could employ thousands of people. DEP Deputy Commissioner Melanie Loyzim says the department will ask legislators to consider new rules that will replace Maine's mining rules while addressing...

  • WASHINGTON— Harley-Davidson Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. government complaint over racing tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher-than-allowed levels of air pollution. Under the agreement, the company is required to ensure that all of its future motorcycle models sold in the United States are fully certified by EPA to...

  • Groups including the Sierra Club filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comes less than a week after the $3.2- billion Sabal Trail project received final federal approvals, including permits to discharge dredged materials into wetlands and other water bodies.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 18- Harley-Davidson Inc has settled a government lawsuit alleging violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act related to "super tuners" that lead to higher emissions from it motorcycles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. As part of the settlement, the Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker will pay a fine of...

  • Aug 18- The U.S. Justice Department has sued Harley-Davidson Inc for allegedly violating environmental laws, court filings showed on Thursday. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accused the company of violating the Clean Air Act and on-highway motorcycle regulations. The lawsuit is related to 12,682 motorcycles that did...

  • Harley-Davidson reaches settlement with EPA

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on Harley-Davidson's settlement with the EPA over the motorcycle maker's super tuner.

  • It is too soon to know whether Brexit will have a long term impact on Danish wind energy company Vestas, its CEO told CNBC.