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  • Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    If so Interpol would like to speak with you. The international police agency Interpol recently began a Most Wanted campaign of suspects who have carried out such environmental crimes as wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, illegal logging and trading in ivory. Ioannis Kokkinis, an Interpol criminal intelligence officer, said in a statement this week that a...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 20- AT&T Inc will pay $52 million in civil penalties and environmental compliance as part of a settlement with California over illegal dumping of hazardous waste but won't be required to clean up the resulting contamination, state officials said on Thursday. State officials said it marked the first enforcement action in California against a...

  • Inslee to GOP senators: Bring solutions on climate Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Responding to criticism leveled at him last week, Gov. Doug Ericksen, R- Ferndale, and Curtis King, R- Yakima, disputing their assertions that the Legislature has been cut out of the process of evaluating potential requirements for cleaner transportation fuels. Inslee responded Thursday that the process has been open and transparent, lawmakers and...

  • Nicaragua: Studies say canal impact to be minimal Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua— Officials said Thursday that studies have determined a $40 billion inter-oceanic canal across Nicaragua will have minimal impact on the environment and society, and construction is to begin next month. Work will start Dec. 22 as planned with a port on the country's southern Pacific coast, said Zhu Xiaoya, an official with China's HKND Group,...

  • Groups sue feds over Pacific bigeye fishing rule Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, which regulates commercial fishing between Indonesia and Hawaii, has established an annual quota of 3,763 metric tons of bigeye for U.S.-flagged longline vessels in the central and western Pacific. Pacific territories: American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • AT&T pays $23.8 M to settle hazardous-waste case Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— AT&T agreed Thursday to pay California authorities nearly $24 million to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste during a nine-year period. The investigation began in 2011 when inspectors with the Alameda County District Attorney's office and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control examined...

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 20- Canadian police said on Thursday they arrested environmental protesters who have been blocking work at two Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP sites in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, three days after a court injunction for their removal came into effect. Kinder Morgan, which hopes to triple the size of its 300,000- barrel-per-day Trans...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20- TransCanada Corp's plans for a pipeline to ship Alberta oil to Canada's East Coast face a new hurdle after Quebec said this week the project must meet seven conditions before it will be allowed to proceed through the province. Quebec's demands for the C $12 billion project, known as Energy East, follow a failed vote in the U.S. Senate aimed at...

  • BOSTON, Nov 20- Irving Oil has told regulators that recent air quality testing it commissioned around its oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada's largest such facility, shows no cause for public health concern. All the pollutants measured in the study "were found to be below available regulatory objective limits," Irving said in a summary...

  • Climate change to raise insurance losses Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    People wade through floodwaters while carrying belongings from their home in Lyons, Colo., Sept. 20, 2013.

    Property and agriculture losses caused by climate change is forecast to increase exponentially in the coming decades, reports USA Today.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20- TransCanada Corp's plans for a C $12 billion pipeline to. Quebec's demands for the project, which TransCanada calls Energy East, come just days after a failed vote in the U.S. Senate aimed at forcing presidential approval of TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would move crude from the Alberta oil sands to the U.S. Gulf...

  • Nov 20- Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan said on Wednesday he would deliver on his campaign promise to roll back tax increases despite a budget shortfall, the Washington Post reported. Hogan reiterated as well his promise to eliminate the "rain tax"- a fee enacted in response to Environmental Protection Agency requirements to reduce stormwater pollution...

  • Do climate change stats really add up?     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and scientist Judith Curry of Climate Forecast Applications Network discuss the lack of dialogue regarding climate change.

  • Va. lawmakers concerned over proposed EPA rules Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    Lawmakers said the EPA's current target levels for emission cuts penalize Virginia for its robust nuclear energy production. The EPA has set a 2030 target of 810 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted per megawatt hour of electricity generated in Virginia, compared to 1,620 in West Virginia and 1,763 in Kentucky. Terry McAuliffe expressed similar concerns last...

  • Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    ROME— Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a conviction against a Swiss businessman for some 3,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company. The Court of Cassation ruled late Wednesday that the statute of limitations had expired...

  • UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    BERLIN— A United Nations fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday. Some 30 countries meeting in Berlin pledged a total of $9.3 billion toward the Green Climate Fund, according to Germany's development ministry, which co-hosted the conference.

  • UPDATE 2-Johnson Matthey optimistic for full-year Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 20- Johnson Matthey expects higher earnings this year after the speciality chemicals company increased first-half profits due to stronger sales of its products that help to make cars more environmentally friendly. The company said tighter environmental legislation was mainly responsible for boosting sales in Europe and Asia of its...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Johnson Matthey, the world's largest autocatalyst maker, lifted its full-year forecast on Thursday after beating analyst forecasts with a rise in first-half profit thanks to strong car sales in Europe and tougher environmental rules. Johnson Matthey is among the best performing specialty chemicals companies. The London- listed company...

  • Energy groups face climate threat, says ex-BP chief Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    Energy and mining companies are ignoring the "existential threat" from climate change and must change the way they operate, the former head of BP warns, the FT reports.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 20- China's energy targets for 2020, if assumed to be credible and achievable, give a clear indication of likely winners and losers. However, all the indications from China's leaders have been that the world's largest polluter is serious about tackling air quality and curbs on coal form a major part of this effort.