BEIJING, Aug 21- The Beijing municipal government will add 120 companies to its emissions trading scheme from 2014, bringing in sectors like public transport in a bid to strengthen control over the city's rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions.» Read More
SAO PAULO, Aug 20- Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters and business leaders.
BRASILIA, Aug 20- Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12- year hold on power.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.
Aug 20- The cleanup of a 5,000- gallon fuel oil spill from a Duke Energy Corp power plant into the Ohio River could stretch into Thursday, Duke said on Wednesday, as the U.S. Coast Guard reopened a 15- mile section of the river to limited traffic.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho— A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on worker-safety standards after five employees he was supervising inhaled lead while working in Idaho, the U.S. attorney's office said.
LUBBOCK, Texas— Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.
Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are coordinating the response to the spill, which occurred at a Duke Energy power plant near Cincinnati late Monday. About 1,000 gallons of oil and contaminated water had been recovered as of Wednesday, the EPA said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio— An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.
MEXICO CITY— Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. "At the start, they told us it was excessive rain" that caused the containment pond to overflow, Guerra Abud said.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A California billionaire environmentalist is pouring millions of dollars into the Florida governor's race to buy television ads attacking Gov. Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.
Gross domestic product losses are projected at 12.6 percent for the Maldives, 9.9 percent for Nepal, 9.4 percent for Bangladesh and 8.7 percent for India by 2100.. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka will lose 2 percent, 1.4 percent, 1.8 percent, 2.2 percent, and 1.2 percent, respectively, by 2050..
The spill occurred during what Duke described in a statement as a 'routine transfer of fuel oil' at its WC Beckjord plant in New Richmond, Ohio.
Aug 19- Five thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River on Monday night from a 60- year-old coal-fired power plant owned by Duke Energy, the company said on Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A Massachusetts- based chemical company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act at a facility it owned in Rhode Island. Roberts Chemical Co., now based in Attleboro, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Providence as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
CINCINNATI— An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, closing about a 15- mile section of the waterway southeast of Cincinnati. A Duke Energy spokeswoman says the spill from a Duke power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, happened late Monday night.
LONDON, Aug 19- Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionise traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country's heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18- Oregon on Monday denied Ambre Energy's request for a permit to build a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the project was not in the best interests of the state's water resources.
WASHINGTON— Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. However, when it came to improving veterans' health care, overhauling job training programs, authorizing water projects and "unlocking" cellphones for use in other networks, Congress managed to get the job done.
Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action. It is "important that Pennsylvania try to get ahead of this from a public health standpoint," Norbeck said.