WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The Obama administration on Friday extended the length of permits that allow wind farms and other operations to accidentally kill protected eagles to 30 years, drawing fire from wildlife conservationists.» Read More
LONDON-- Britain braced for severe flooding and the worst tidal surge in 60 years after a powerful storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the country Thursday and began moving across Europe. About 10,000 homes along the eastern English coast were evacuated after Britain's Environment Agency warned the country could face its worst tidal surge in 60 years.
*Britain says EU Commission misread international mood. BRUSSELS, Dec 5- Leading European Union states Britain, France and Germany propose scrapping a plan to make all aircraft pay a carbon charge for using EU airspace, documents seen by Reuters show.
*Kyrgyzstan ups pressure, wants 67 pct in proposed Kumtor venture. BISHKEK, Dec 6- Kyrgyzstan is suing Canada's Centerra Gold for 15 billion soms over what the government says is ecological damage, marking a new twist in a bitter row with the investor running the largest Kyrgyz gold mine.
A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.
ALBANY, N.Y.-- Environmental groups Wednesday delivered thousands of comments critical of New York's proposed liquefied natural gas regulations and demanded the state withdraw the proposals and start over.
The EPA has already published draft regulations that would limit greenhouse emissions from new coal plants to no more than 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity generated.
Large companies plan their future expecting the government to force them to pay a price for carbon pollution, The New York Times reports.
Dec 5- Australia risks wasting up to A $2 billion of its planned Emissions Reduction Fund if it goes ahead with moves to give big polluters carbon credits based on historical efficiency levels, analysts Reputex said on Thursday.
CHARLESTON, S.C.-- Charleston neighborhood, conservation and preservation groups may challenge a state permit for a $35 million South Carolina passenger cruise terminal, a state administrative law judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON-- Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday. The 200- page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
HOUSTON, Dec 3- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have been too harsh when it banned BP Plc from lucrative federal contracts as punishment for its 2010 Macondo oil spill, the UK and prominent business groups said on Tuesday.
HOUSTON, Dec 3- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have been too harsh when it banned BP Plc from lucrative federal contracts as punishment for its 2010 Macondo oil spill, the United Kingdom and prominent business groups said on Tuesday.
BP won a legal reprieve to avoid payments over losses not traceable to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, potentially sparing it extra costs.
However, if Idaho Power acts in good faith, the utility would likely be allowed to recover its costs from ratepayers, even if upgrades were abandoned before its pollution-control project was completed, PUC spokesman Gene Fadness said.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2- China can learn from U.S. struggles to reduce pollution as it confronts recent high-profile incidents of poor air quality paralyzing major cities, the top U.S. environmental regulator said on Monday.
LONDON, Dec 2- The first corporate "Green bonds" have drawn in a broader swathe of investors, with a spate of deals in November doubling the total raised in 2013 to nearly $10 billion and fuelling expectations that more will follow.
BRUSSELS, Nov 29- EU diplomats on Friday unanimously backed the world's toughest carbon dioxide emissions standards for new cars, which German carmakers said would be an enormous challenge.
LONDON, Nov 29- There is widespread agreement on the problem facing Europe's troubled oil refining sector but no consensus about how to solve it.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28- A lack of pipelines and access to drilling equipment as well as unclear environmental rules restricted bidding at Brazil's latest oil and natural gas rights auction to less than a third of the 240 on-shore areas offered, industry officials said on Thursday.