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  • MELBOURNE, July 25- London copper edged higher on Monday as the metal was supported by the prospect of a protracted period of looser global central bank policy, but expectations for more supply kept a lid on prices. In the very near term, with markets struggling to find direction, a softer close on Friday left prices open to a deeper correction on profit-taking, a...

  • In a telephone conference with reporters, officials from the province of Saskatchewan said they had built five booms to contain the spill and were working with Husky and the federal government on a cleanup plan. The oil plume had passed the village of Maymont, more than 100 km downstream from where the spill started, said Wes Kotyk, executive director of...

  • TRUCKEE, Calif.— Once believed to have gone extinct in the Sierra Nevada, scientists believe a wolverine spotted this winter north of Lake Tahoe is the same one that in 2008 became the first documented in the area since the 1920 s. Chris Stermer, a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, set up remote cameras in the Tahoe National...

  • An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe.

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. The Calgary- based company has shut the line, stopping the leak, and has been working to contain the spill.

  • The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water in part from the North Saskatchewan River, shut its supply intake on Friday and switched to using ground water, provincial officials said in a telephone conference with reporters. Water levels rose on Friday, pushing debris into the booms upstream from North Battleford, a city of 14,000, and the oil...

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated the...

  • Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands. Alex Hobson, a spokeswoman for a Solar Energy industry group in Washington, D.C., declined to comment on the Long Island proposal,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters. The EPA did not immediately respond on Friday to confirm the timing.

  • The company said late on Thursday it shut and isolated a pipeline on its Saskatchewan Gathering System, after roughly 200,000 to 250,000 liters of heavy oil and diluent spilled from the line, running into the North Saskatchewan River. The Saskatchewan government hopes that a boom in the river will seal the spill downstream near the village of Paynton, where the...

  • BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has fended off a challenge to a key state environmental permit as it looks to finally start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston- area casino. Wynn said it will immediately start construction on the resort casino complex planned for the Mystic River waterfront in Everett once the environmental license is in hand.

  • The company said late on Thursday it shut and isolated a pipeline on its Saskatchewan Gathering System, after roughly 200,000 to 250,000 liters of heavy oil and diluent spilled from the line, running into the North Saskatchewan River. The Saskatchewan Gathering System runs from Husky's heavy oil operations east of Lloydminster to facilities in that city,...

  • 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.