WASHINGTON, May 22- The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada- to- Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.» Read More
WASHINGTON, May 22- The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada- to- Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.
BEIJING, May 23- The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain- possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong's cherished goal of self-sufficiency.
WASHINGTON, May 22- Major U.S. trade legislation appears increasingly likely to clear Congress this year despite an intensely partisan atmosphere made worse by scandals plaguing President Barack Obama's administration.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A state environmental agency is seeking a court injunction against Duke Energy Corp. over groundwater that may have been contaminated by coal ash from a Charlotte- area power plant.
NEW YORK, May 22- A casual observer familiar with the Keystone XL saga would think the United States was making it very hard to build any oil sands-related pipelines.
*Copper imports have doubled since Sterlite smelter closure on March 30. India's biggest smelter, owned by Sterlite Industries, was shut on March 30 after local residents complained of emissions that led to breathing difficulties, forcing top copper users to rely on rival Hindalco Industries for almost all their copper needs.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. LAUNCESTON, Australia, May 22- Asian giants China and India may be planning to improve the quality of coal they are burning, but it's unlikely any changes will have much effect on the level of imports for the foreseeable future.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.-- A groundbreaking deal to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois cleared a top House committee Tuesday, setting up a floor vote on a measure that supporters say would bring tens of thousands of jobs to struggling areas in the southern part of the state. "I live in southern Illinois. I drink the water in southern Illinois.
WASHINGTON, May 21- The White House has threatened to veto legislation pending in the U.S House of Representatives that could strip from President Barack Obama the authority to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
And a key negotiator for the European Union's Executive Commission, focus of anger from many other countries over its emissions trading scheme, said she hoped a road map towards a pact would be agreed by this autumn.
May 21- Florida's Miami-Dade County on Tuesday promised to spend $1.6 billion on fixes for its dilapidated, accident-prone sewer system in a deal meant to settle a lawsuit with federal and state environmental officials.
LONDON, May 21- U.S. farmers are withdrawing unsustainable volumes of groundwater to irrigate their crops, resulting in an accelerating decline in aquifers across the central and western United States, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A longtime coal operator plans to open seven mines in the heart of the eastern Kentucky coalfields in a venture expected to create more than 250 jobs in a hard-pressed region where several thousand mining jobs have disappeared in recent years.
The population of the fox dropped to an all-time low of just 70 animals on Santa Cruz Island in 2000 before rebounding to 1,300 foxes now, said Yvonne Menard, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.
Violent tornadoes are moving through Oklahoma, and there is widespread damage, with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.
SANTIAGO, May 20- Banco de Chile, the country's leading lender, is tempering its enthusiasm for the small, export-dependent economy as it sees signs of a slowdown in demand for corporate and consumer loans, its chief executive said.
LONDON, May 20- Petroleum coke piled up along the banks of the Detroit River has sparked a storm of protest from local residents and environmental campaigners, who claim they are just one more problem associated with the bituminous tar sands being mined in western Canada.
LOS ANGELES, May 20- In October 2004, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled up to a pioneering fueling station at Los Angeles International Airport in a hydrogen-powered metallic blue Hummer loaned to him by General Motors Corp..
WATFORD CITY, North Dakota, May 19- In towns across North Dakota, the wellhead of the North American energy boom, the locals have taken to quoting the adage: "Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting." It's not that they lack water, like Texas and California.
*EU emissions trading provoked ire from U.S., China, others. The scheme had pitted European states against China, the United States, India and others, who said it violated their sovereignty.