• WASHINGTON, April 23- Environmental groups urged the United States on Wednesday to drop a challenge to India's massive solar program and said the World Trade Organization case would only hurt the growth of renewable energy resources.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    HOUSTON, April 22- The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Fines under the Clean Water Act could top $17 billion, an amount more than BP's profit in 2013, which after items was $13.4 billion.

  • Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

  • *Longyuan Group signs no carbon fund contracts in 2013. BEIJING, April 23- Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.

  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    YARMOUTH, Maine— The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline— possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England' s lobster fishery, scientists say.

  • Eco-investing for 'green' returns     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Leslie Samuelrich, Green Century Capital Management president, explains how investors can capitalize in ways that are "green" and "friendly" to the environment and shares her best eco-friendly buys.

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 22- Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday Canada would keep the issue alive with the Obama administration despite a further delay of the U.S. decision on whether to approve it.

  • Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."

  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. The backers of the floating Plus Pool— an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking— said they're on course to drop anchor in mid-2016.

  • COLUMN-Obama stalls drilling on federal lands: Kemp Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- The White House likes to claim a share of the credit for the drilling revolution that has transformed North America's energy production and security.

  • For Earth Day, how about a new Congress? Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Terry Tamminen has a few ideas to effect change this Earth Day—including replacing Congress.

  • Groups, companies settle Maui water dispute Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 9:24 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Native Hawaiian and environmental groups have settled a decadelong dispute with Hawaiian Commercial& Sugar and Wailuku Water Co. over the diversion of water from four Maui streams, officials said Monday.

  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 3:28 PM ET
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    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all its facilities with renewable energy to reduce pollution.

  • State seeks details on overseas Linc allegations Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— State officials say they have requested details of alleged environmental problems that a company proposing to experiment with underground coal gasification in Wyoming caused with a similar project in Australia.

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company. It notes most of the 788- acre East Hakki Ridge parcel was part of the Siuslaw National Forest in 1913, when it was part of a land exchange that created the Elliott State Forest.

  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

  • Exxon's appeal in water pollution case declined Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Exxon's appeal in a case of water pollution was declined by the U.S. Supreme Court. The company needs to pay millions of dollars to New York City.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive. The decision not to hear the case leaves intact a July 2 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the judgment.

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