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  • *American, Southwest top expectations as JetBlue trails. April 24- American Airlines Group and Southwest Airlines posted profits that beat forecasts in the first quarter, even though harsh winter weather prompted many flight cancellations in the seasonally weak period.

  • Nuclear power's hunt for an unlikely new ally Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    The big environmental argument for nuclear energy: Its carbon emissions are the lowest among major power sources.

  • Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Houston- based Kirby Inland Marine alleges in court documents filed earlier this month that the March 22 collision, which occurred after the ship struck a barge the tugboat had been pulling, was caused by gross negligence on the part of the ship's owner, Sea Galaxy Marine based in Liberia in West Africa.

  • North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be there.

  • Nigeria: Forcados oil terminal still closed Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    WARRI, Nigeria— Shell Nigeria's Forcados oil export terminal remains closed seven weeks after it was shut down to repair a sabotaged undersea pipeline, a spokesman said Thursday, amid growing concerns about the industrial levels of oil theft in the world's 13th largest oil producer.

  • 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
    An American icon: the Apple store in Manhattan

    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all its facilities with renewable energy to reduce pollution.

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