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  • An official statement said Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr would reveal the decision in the Pacific province of British Columbia at 5:15 p.m. local time. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took into consideration an environmental assessment that said the plant in British Columbia...

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued rules to curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments drew a crowd of hundreds at sunrise to watch the opponents face off against the EPA, 18 states and some supportive power companies.

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which would curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. During Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments, which drew hundreds of lawyers, journalists and others to queue-up at the court at sunrise to watch...

  • MONTREAL— Efforts to reach the world's first climate deal governing the aviation sector got under way at a conference in Montreal. Delegates to the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization general assembly are being asked to approve, in two weeks, a program for the industry to become carbon neutral after 2020 and to halve net emissions by 2050 compared to...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— Arleen Weise was apprehensive when she learned Hollywood was making a movie about the offshore explosion that killed her son, Adam, and 10 other men aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Weise said she's still struggling to decide how she ultimately feels about how "Deepwater Horizon" portrays the last day of her son's life before he died in...

  • Some 92 percent of the planet's population live in areas where air quality levels exceed the WHO's limits, according to a new study.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, to be a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles. And Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz will unveil a luxury electric SUV aimed at warding off competition from, among others, all-electric upstart Tesla.

  • GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland, Sept 27- Britain's first shale gas delivery from the United States sailed into a heated European political debate on fracking on Tuesday and immediately ran into its first practical problem- the Scottish weather. Ineos is importing ethane, obtained from rocks fractured at high pressure, or "fracking", in a foretaste of larger deliveries of...

  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources earlier suspended 10 other mines and declared a moratorium on new projects. Three of the 10 mines were included in the initial audit started shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte came to office on June 30. "Due to the government's emphasis on responsible mining, social and environmental standards are...

  • GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland, Sept 27- Britain's first shale gas delivery from the United States arrived to the sound of a lone piper on Tuesday morning as political debate about its controversial fracking method of extraction swirled both north and south of the Scottish border. Scotland's devolved government imposed a moratorium on fracking last year and...

  • We take a look at how one device is helping to transform the lives of people living off-grid.

  • LONDON— As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web. "Data breaches on the scale of Yahoo are the security equivalent of ecological disasters," said Matt Blaze, a security researcher...

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which the U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold while the case is litigated. "It's an invasion, in our estimation, of the state regulatory domain," Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, one of the states suing the EPA, said at a...

  • LONDON, Sept 27- Volkswagen's admission it cheated pollution law has exposed a wider problem of diesel emissions from thousands of generators belching fumes across building sites and countryside. In London, where the pollution is aggravated by a construction boom, a firm that helped expose the extent of the Volkswagen scandal has shifted its attention to...

  • MONTREAL, Sept 27- Fast-growing aviation powerhouse India is not ready to join the world's first climate deal to curb pollution from commercial flights because it fears that talks beginning on Tuesday may not lead to a fair agreement, its civil aviation minister said. The proposed landmark deal, backed by the United States and China, aims to limit rising airline...

  • The rules are considered essential to the United States meeting emissions-reduction targets in a global climate agreement signed in Paris last year. Appearing Tuesday before a 10- judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin argued that the EPA had overstepped the regulatory...

  • Solar panels implemented by Amplus Solar on the roof of Yamaha Motor's plant in Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The Japanese motorcycle maker wants solar power to supply a quarter of energy needs at its northern Indian factories near Delhi, according to company executives.

    Developing Asia will have to fork out $300 billion per year to uphold the Paris climate goals, the Asian Development Bank warned.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Sept 26- Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House. Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents more than 500 tribes, spoke to nearly a dozen of...

  • DETROIT— Highway gas mileage estimates for about one-third of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will fall by one mile per gallon because the government has changed the way it calculates the numbers on the window sticker. The change, which begins with the 2017 model year, comes largely because people are loading up cars with more options such as heated seats that use...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 26- Europe's car emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told European Union lawmakers on Monday, saying much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers like Volkswagen. Testifying before a European Parliament committee investigating foul play on diesel-car emissions tests, the...