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  • The Ecovation Hub Education and Training Consortium brings together Anticoch University New England and Keene State College in New Hampshire, Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and the School for International Training in Vermont. Cary Guant, Keene State's director of sustainability, said the consortium wants to take advantage of the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- A federal judge on Friday approved $125 million in fees and costs for lawyers who sued Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of 88,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles over excess emissions. In total, the world's largest automaker has agreed to spend up to $25 billion in the United States to address claims from owners, environmental regulators,...

  • Business and political leaders are applauding an environmental review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline as a step forward in a project that they say will bring cleaner energy and economic development to Virginia and North Carolina. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement for the natural gas pipeline...

  • A tourist visits the Chromatic Pool at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

    The National Park Service is hiking the price of lifetime passes for seniors on Aug. 28.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found. The Federal Energy Regulatory...

  • Michael Gove has said he "deeply" regrets President Donald Trump's approach to the landmark Paris Agreement.

  • The free program, which will apply to Europe and other markets outside the U.S. and Canada, applies to cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines. On Tuesday, Daimler said it will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance. Separately, five German automakers—...

  • Sustainability initiatives 'can create profit quite quickly': Pro

    Sustainable business is "the next big global business opportunity," Lord Mark Malloch Brown, chair of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission said.

  • *Dispute highlights wider concerns over pollution in Vietnam. HANOI, July 21- Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues. The blockade marks another challenge...

  • BOSTON, July 20- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell to a four-year low on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral. Testing confirmed Norovirus in one customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle restaurant that was briefly...

  • BOSTON, July 20- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell 4.5 percent on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at the one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral. Testing confirmed Norovirus in one customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle restaurant that was briefly...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— California says Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal. California's Air Resources Board says the increase in a consent decree filed Thursday brings VW's total settlement in California to $1.3 billion. The total $1.3 billion negotiated settlement includes...

  • "We need the EPA to step in to ensure that these power plants run their pollution controls on a daily basis," Grumbles said in an interview. Maryland petitioned the EPA in November for a finding that 36 power plant units in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are emitting air pollution affecting the state's air quality in violation of the law...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The Justice Department said on Thursday it had dropped a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc should spend $3 million to reduce air pollution as part of a settlement that the Obama administration had announced in August. Last year, the Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Supporters of a controversial project that would bring Canadian hydro power to markets in southern New England like to talk about how this would use much cleaner energy than the coal-fired power plants that once dominated the region. Plans call for building a 192- mile transmission line in New Hampshire— from Pittsburg to Deerfield— carrying...

  • FORT WORTH, Texas— An environmental group is attempting to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten Texas air pollution control permits that it says have loopholes that allow for illegal emissions, according to five federal lawsuits filed against the agency Thursday. The suits brought by a coalition led by the Washington, D.C.- based...

  • BOSTON, July 20- Testing has confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official said on Thursday. Stool sample tests from the diner who ate at the Chipotle in Sterling, Virginia, late last...

  • NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio— The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170- year-old farmhouse. The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed an international tribunal's ruling against it for seizing a Greenpeace ship as encouraging criminal behavior. The Hague- based court on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay damages and costs of nearly 5.4 million euros to the Netherlands for unlawfully seizing a Greenpeace ship protesting at an oil platform in...

  • Federal agencies have withdrawn 469 proposed regulations compared to a fall 2016 report when Barack Obama was president, according to figures from the White House budget office. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform," Neomi Rao, head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said Wednesday.