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  • BANGKOK— Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed. Prayuth chaired the National Energy Policy Committee, which announced Friday the go-ahead...

  • Once again this was a record forged in China. While primary metal production in the rest of the world fell by 182,500 tonnes on an annualized basis over the course of December and January, it surged in China. The irony is that part of the reason for strong pricing is the threat of capacity curtailments in China on environmental grounds.

  • Once again this was a record forged in China. While primary metal production in the rest of the world fell by 182,500 tonnes on an annualised basis over the course of December and January, it surged in China. The irony is that part of the reason for strong pricing is the threat of capacity curtailments in China on environmental grounds.

  • New research has shown that an increase in temperatures could speed up climate change by increasing the amount of methane released by ponds

  • *Singapore is main regional oil trading hub. Monday's announcement that a carbon tax on direct emitters is to be introduced from 2019 shows that Singapore, Asia's main oil trading hub, could be moving towards a longer-term future dominated by cleaner technology and resources. "It is the first time in the history of Singapore that a budget has placed such a high...

  • *Singapore is main regional oil trading hub. Monday's announcement that a carbon tax on direct emitters is slated to be introduced from 2019 indicates that Singapore, Asia's main oil trading hub, could be moving towards a longer-term future dominated by cleaner technology and resources. "The proposed carbon tax on emitters would prove a significant drag on...

  • Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. The Delaware River Basin Commission, the agency that monitors and regulates the water supply of more than 15...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S. Small boat fishermen say the conflict has arisen in the northern Gulf of Maine, a critically important fishing area stretching roughly from Boston to the border of Maine and Canada.

  • said Tiffanie Pieper, of San Diego, who has been in the camp most of the winter. Protesters have been at the campsite since August to fight the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners began work on the last big section of the pipeline this month...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 20- Coal markets could be forgiven for feeling slightly confused about the recent signals coming out of top importer China, with both bullish and bearish developments in evidence. China said on Feb. 18 that it will suspend all imports of coal from its nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea until Dec. 31, a move that, if implemented, would...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 20- Coal markets could be forgiven for feeling slightly confused about the recent signals coming out of top importer China, with both bullish and bearish developments in evidence. China said on Feb. 18 that it will suspend all imports of coal from its nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea until Dec. 31, a move that, if implemented, would...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom. The company said in a statement Sunday that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak Saturday in Abqaiq. It did not provide details on how the contractor was killed.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • DETROIT— BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire. BMW says a fuel tank vent line may rub against the sleeve of a battery cable. BMW will notify owners and replace the fuel vent line for free.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Senators voted 52-46 to approve Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Scott Pruitt testifies during his Senate confirmation hearing for EPA administrator, Jan. 18, 2017.

    Scott Pruitt has attracted scorn from Democrats and environmentalists and praise from conservatives and the energy industry.

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A new supercomputer at a federally funded research center in Wyoming will do important work for a wide range of Earth science research. —Researchers at the University of Wyoming are simulating air currents around the spinning blades of wind turbines, data that could help make wind farms more efficient. Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A new supercomputer in Wyoming is carrying on modeling the effects of climate change, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs. The $30 million National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer named Cheyenne got to work on several science projects a few weeks ago. Wyoming produces close to 40...

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...