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  • WASHINGTON, April 17- India's surprise decision to agree to phase-down the use of a potent greenhouse gas after years of opposition is a "significant step" toward global action to address climate change, the U.S. State Department's climate change envoy said Friday. India on Thursday proposed an amendment to the United Nations' Montreal Protocol, which calls on...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A federal judge is prohibiting the new owner of Atlantic City's former Revel casino from connecting to equipment owned by a utility company at the center of a literal power struggle at the now-dark Boardwalk complex. U.S. District Court Judge Jerome Simandle issued a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting Glenn Straub from...

  • April 17- The union trying to organize Boeing Co's South Carolina plant withdrew its petition for an April 22 election, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights." The decision, which delays the date for an election by at least six months, was made after organizers for the International Association of Machinists&...

  • April 17- The International Association of Machinists& Aerospace Workers withdrew its petition for an April 22 election at Boeing Co's South Carolina plant, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights." The decision, which delays the date for an election by at least six months, was made after IAM organizers conducted...

  • Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    PORT ANGELES, Wash.— Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included being boarded by Greenpeace activists. Eric Ross of Shell No Action Coalition says kayakers are training for a "festival of resistance" in Seattle on May 16-18.

  • April 17- The International Association of Machinists& Aerospace Workers withdrew its petition for an election at Boeing Co's South Carolina plant on April 22, citing "a toxic environment and gross violations of workers' lawful organizing rights."

  • ALLENHURST, N.J.— Major beach replenishment projects are getting underway along New Jersey's northernmost and southernmost oceanfront. New Jersey is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider and add dunes to the project, but for now, they are not part of the Monmouth County work. New Jersey Department of Environmental protection Commissioner...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., April 17- Calpers, the largest American public pension fund, and nearly 60 other institutional investors will ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to require oil and natural gas companies to publish detailed analysis of the risks posed by climate change to their business models. Calpers and other investors will tell the SEC...

  • This company wants to clean up the space   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    This company wants to clean up the space

    Nobu Okada, CEO of Singapore-based Astroscale, explains the company's mission to carry out the world's first space debris clean-up in 2017.

  • China's incredible shrinking factory Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    HUIZHOU, China, April 17- Eight years ago, Pascal Lighting employed about 2,000 workers on a leafy campus in southern China. Cankun, an appliances factory in southern China featured in the documentary Manufactured Landscapes, had more than 22,000 manufacturing employees in 2005, according to its annual report. Some Hong Kong- owned factories in southern China...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— Amid reports Volvo may be looking at South Carolina to build a new plant, Berkeley County has applied for a permit to fill wetlands and clear land for a manufacturing operation expected to employ 4,000 workers within a decade. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control issued a public notice...

  • Judges Thomas Griffith and Brett Kavanaugh, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asked if it was too early to address whether the Environmental Protection Agency had the legal authority to regulate power plants, as proposed under the administration's Clean Power Plan. The high-profile hearing featured arguments by Laurence...

  • LONDON, April 16- BP shareholders voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to publish regular updates on how its strategies were affecting climate change from next year, making it one of the first global oil companies to disclose such details. Some of BP's top 20 shareholders including Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Schroders and AXA Investment Management, had...

  • Port of Longview working on crude oil refinery proposal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:43 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The Port of Longview says it's working with an energy company on a proposal for a new crude oil refinery, the first such facility on the Columbia River. Columbia Riverkeeper said if a refinery is built in Longview, it would be the first on the West Coast in over 25 years, and the sixth refinery in Washington state. Longview is 50 miles north of Portland.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- U.S. rules to cut carbon emissions could close more than 90 coal plants and eliminate jobs that support mining and power stations that the federal government has not fully considered, a report by the conservative American Action Forum research group said on Thursday. The EPA also says the rules will save consumers billions of dollars over...

  • Confronted with an AP analysis that found a recent spike in reported sheen sizes and volumes, the Coast Guard acknowledged it held a workshop last August to improve the methodology employed by a Taylor contractor. The Coast Guard also provided a new leak estimate— based on a new method for estimating sheen sizes— that is at least 20 times greater than one recently...

  • And there's no end in sight for Taylor Energy Company's decade-old oil leak off the coast of Louisiana. —A drilling platform owned by Taylor Energy stood roughly 10 miles off Louisiana's coast in approximately 475 feet of water before it was toppled by an underwater mudslide during Hurricane Ivan in September 2004. —BP was drilling in mile-deep water when its...

  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO— A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. Presented with AP's findings, that the sheen recently averaged about 91 gallons of oil per day across eight square miles, the Coast Guard provided a new leak estimate that is about 20 times greater than one recently touted by the...

  • Apple invests in China solar project, conservation Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Workers install photovoltaic modules on the roofs of fishponds in Jiaxing, China, April 1, 2015.

    The initiatives come as Apple this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions.

  • LONDON, April 16- BP shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution that means the oil major will test its business strategy against climate change risks from next year, making it one of the first global oil companies to disclose such details. "This resolution is about disclosure, it's not about setting targets," said BP Chairman Carl-Henric...