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  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a mixed ruling on a challenge to part of President Barack Obama's greenhouse gas regulations by exempting a small proportion of facilities from a federal air pollution program while allowing most major pollution sources, including power plants and refineries, to be included.

  • U.S. top court cuts back climate change regulation Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a mixed ruling on a challenge to part of President Barack Obama's initial wave of greenhouse gas regulations by exempting a small proportion of facilities from a federal air pollution program while allowing most major pollution sources, including power plants, to be included.

  • COLUMN-China can learn from U.S. how to cut smog: Kemp Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, June 20- New air pollution standards on emissions of mercury and other heavy metals from coal-fired power plants will avert up to 11,000 premature deaths every year in the United States.

  • VANCOUVER, June 17- Opponents of Enbridge Inc's proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline are vowing to ramp up their legal challenge to the politically charged project if Canada lives up to expectations and approves its construction.

  • *$6 bln plant closed three weeks ago after effluent spill. SYDNEY, May 30- New Caledonian authorities will allow mining giant Vale to restart nickel mining activities as early as Friday after suspending operations at the $6 billion plant more than three weeks ago due to an effluent spill.

  • Albany's tracks handle as much as a fourth of the oil pumped from North Dakota's booming Bakken Shale, or up to several 100- car trains per day, each carrying 70,000 barrels.

  • *Manlio Cerroni dominated trash disposal in and around Rome. ROME, May 25- Italian businessman Manlio Cerroni thinks a monument would be a fitting recognition of his services to Rome. Several local politicians from the Lazio region, of which Rome is the capital, are also due to stand trial for collusion.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- American Airlines, United Airlines and the World Trade Center leaseholder do not have to pay a property developer environmental cleanup costs from the Sept. 11, 2001 hijacked plane attacks, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday.

  • Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the EPA rule a cost-effective way to allocate responsibility for emission reductions among so-called upwind states, and that the EPA need not consider each state's proportionate responsibility for the emissions in question.

  • Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the EPA rule a cost-effective way to allocate responsibility for emission reductions among so-called upwind states, and that the EPA need not consider each state's proportionate responsibility for the emissions in question.

  • *Federal Circuit revives claim by BP, Chevron, Shell. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the dismissal of claims by BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a now 23- year-old case that their wartime contracts to produce gas to fuel military aircraft entitled them to reimbursement.

  • *Federal Circuit revives claim by BP, Chevron, Shell. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the dismissal of claims by BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a now 23- year-old case that their wartime contracts to produce gas to fuel military aircraft entitled them to reimbursement.

  • BP wins reprieve over Gulf spill payouts Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:38 AM ET

    BP won a legal reprieve in its effort to force the administrator of a settlement related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Colorado floods trigger oil spills     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.

  • China's Rising Environmental Challenge     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.

  • Breathing In China's Hazardous Air     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Chinese media on Monday called on the government to improve air quality, days after the Beijing's pollution index went off the charts. CNBC's China correspondent Eunice Yoon reports from the Chinese capital.

  • How Cloud Technology Can Cut Energy Costs Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

  • US Economy Over the Worst: KPMG Executive Survey Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.