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  • US court backs limits on hazardous air pollutants Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant

    A U.S. appeals court upheld a regulation on hazardous air pollution coming from coal-fired plants. This is a victory for the Obama administration.

  • Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    FORT WORTH, Texas— Energy Future Holdings is still not ready to file its already delayed annual report, the company said in a filing Tuesday with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • The EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standard applies to 1,400 of the country's largest power plants and would come into force in 2015, or in some cases, 2016. The EPA has said that MATS could annually prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, and generate $90 billion in health benefits.

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    By leaving this gap in the statute, Congress delegated to the EPA the authority to give reasonable meaning to the term "hazard," said the court.

  • NY updates oil spill preparedness plans Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— State and federal environmental officials in New York are changing the way they prepare for oil spills. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that it's working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard to revise and update its plans for preventing and responding to spills.

  • The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon, sought civil damages, a public apology and data from water quality testing in the past year from Lanzhou Veolia Water Co., a local unit of French firm Veolia Environment, according to the Modern Jinbao newspaper, citing Wu Tianying, one of the Lanzhou residents who filed the suit.

  • Chinese court dismisses water pollution lawsuit Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 15- A Chinese court has rejected a lawsuit filed by five residents from a major northwestern city after authorities said a cancer-inducing chemical had been found in tapwater at 20 times above national safety levels, state media reported on Tuesday.

  • BEIJING, April 15- Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.

  • BEIJING, April 15- Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.

  • Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

  • UPDATE 1-Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    April 14- Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. The 20- person company will remain in New Mexico for the foreseeable future, Raburn said, with all employees joining Google.

  • BEIJING, April 14- A Chinese government team will probe a local unit of French firm Veolia Environnement suspected of delaying reporting water contamination which affected supplies in a major northwestern city, state radio said on Monday.

  • BEIJING, April 14- A Chinese government team will probe a local unit of French firm Veolia Environment suspected of delaying reporting water contamination which affected supplies in a major northwestern city, state radio said on Monday. The government has already blamed a crude oil leak from a pipeline owned by a unit of China National Petroleum Corp..

  • Has solar power’s day in the sun arrived? Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Use of solar power, once derided as a pipe dream, remains tiny compared with fossil fuels, but it may be set to completely reshape the energy market.

  • Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NELIGH, Neb.— Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project's path. It is the latest protest environmentalists and landowners have employed against TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    World stocks fall after 2 days of US decline, unpromising outlook for US earnings season Asia's taxi-app wars heat up as Uber's big push into region meets local lookalikes Chinese state companies by GlencoreXstrata copper mine in Peru for $5.85 billion Oregon State project will study craft beer's history and impact on the state As domestic production jumps, California plans for surge in oil-by-rail imports Crude oil rises above $104 amid Ukraine tensions, resignation of Libya's prime minister Despite emissions growth, cost of fighting climate change still' modest,' UN panel says Ga. parents say GM knew of key-system defect in daughter's car; say defect caused crash Official says a sub will be deployed for first time to search for Malaysia jet wreckage Month-long mystery of Flight 370 wears on some air travelers, though others have' no fear'

  • China oil leak poisons water for millions Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    The scare has once again raised concerns over safety of China's oil pipes.

  • China takes on big risks in push for shale gas Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 5:56 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    China wants to wean itself off its dependence on energy imports, but drilling for shale comes with risks attached, the New York Times reports.

  • UN climate report balances science and politics Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    As always when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change adopts one of its high-profile reports, the week-long talks in Berlin were slowed by wrangling between scientists and governments over which words, charts and tables to use in the roughly 30- page summary of a much bigger scientific report.

  • Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 1:46 AM ET

    The scare, which has affected more than 2.4 million people in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, has once again raised concerns over safety of China's oil pipes. In Lanzhou, a crude oil pipeline run by the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. had a leak that tainted the source water feeding a local water plant, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 PM ET

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Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

Will Oswald, Global Head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered, says Beijing has the tools to guide its economy to a soft landing and expects a triple-R cut in the second-quarter.

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:46 PM ET

Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets for Singapore at Nordea, says a rise in U.S. interest rates could take the currency pair higher.