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  • Dec 8- Washington state filed an environmental lawsuit on Thursday against agricultural company Monsanto Co seeking damages and cleanup costs associated with the company's production of PCBs, the state's attorney general said. The lawsuit- against Monsanto and two of its splinter companies, Solutia Inc and Pharmacia LLC- seeks compensation for damages to...

  • Dec 8- Washington state filed an environmental lawsuit on Thursday against agricultural company Monsanto Co seeking damages and cleanup costs associated with the company's production of PCBs, the state's attorney general said. The lawsuit- against Monsanto and two of its splinter companies, Solutia Inc and Pharmacia LLC- seeks compensation for damages to...

  • CANNON BALL/ FORT YATES, N.D., Dec 8- U.S. veterans, thousands of whom last week helped stop a contested oil pipeline running through North Dakota, could become important partners of activists on the environment, the economy, race and other issues that divide Americans. That so many veterans mobilized in less than two weeks to rural North Dakota speaks to the power...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 8- U.S. soybean futures dropped 2 percent on Thursday, the steepest decline in 2-1/ 2 months, on profit-taking tied to lower vegoil prices and extended weather outlooks for rainfall in Argentina, traders and analysts said. President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the nation's Environmental...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Harvard University says it has achieved a 2008 goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent. Harvard's goal was to reduce its emissions by 30 percent from 2006 levels, and the school says it has reduced levels by 40 percent. Almost all of Harvard's emissions stem from heating and cooling systems.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A company with a history of oil field-related spills in North Dakota and Montana is being hampered by winter weather in its cleanup of a "significant" pipeline break that leaked crude oil into a tributary of the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota, a regulator said Thursday. Bill Suess, an environmental scientist with the North Dakota...

  • HELENA, Mont.— A federal judge in Montana has decided not to make public the long-running secret negotiations on the cleanup of the nation's largest Superfund site involving the U.S. government and the company responsible for the mining waste. District Judge Sam Haddon on Wednesday denied a request by The Montana Standard and Silver Bow Creek Headwaters...

  • DiCaprio tells Trump how green jobs can lift economy

    Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation meet with President-elect Donald Trump to talk about how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— Environmental groups have dropped a lawsuit against Minnesota regulators for allowing U.S. It also requires the MPCA to include the plaintiffs— the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, the Save Lake Superior Association and Save Our Sky Blue Waters— in any mediation it enters into with U.S. "This lawsuit shined a light on the fact that PCA...

  • London is to more than double the money used to tackle air pollution in the city, the city's mayor has confirmed.

  • President-elect Donald Trump's intention to nominate Scott Pruitt for the head of the EPA has not gone down well with some.

  • BEIJING, Dec 8- China General Nuclear Power Corp announced on Thursday that its French subsidiary has acquired part of Irish renewable energy company Gaelectric's wind portfolio:. *Paris- based CGN Europe Energy SAS bought 230 MW of wind energy assets from Gaelectric Holdings plc, CGN said in a statement. In September it bought Belgium's largest onshore wind...

  • NEW YORK— Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty "greenery" as the color of the year for 2017.. The vibrant green with yellow undertones is an answer, of sorts, to bruising 2016, signaling a yearning to rejuvenate, and to reconnect to both nature and something larger than...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions. The European Commission also said Thursday that it believes Britain and Germany "broke the law by refusing to disclose, when requested by the Commission, all...

  • Sustainable Energy takes a look at how one business is looking to change the way we keep our food fresh.

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda." Pruitt, in a statement released by Trump's transition team, said Americans "are tired of...

  • LIMA, Dec 7- The government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has asked MMG Ltd's copper mine Las Bambas to seek fresh approval for its environmental plan to correct any possible shortcomings, the vice president said Wednesday. Martin Vizcarra said Las Bambas, one of the world's biggest copper pits, would be able to operate as usual while it prepares an "integral"...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team official said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry. Trump's choice of Pruitt fits...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 7- The European Union will take action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources said, after the Volkswagen cheating scandal showed suspicious behavior in the industry. Amid frustration in Brussels over nations' responses to diesel vehicles flouting pollution limits,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as OneWest Bank and built it into Southern California's largest bank.