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  • The 'unprecedented' drought that you don't know Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    The Jaguari Jacarei river dam, part of the Cantareira System of dams, is shown in Joanopolis, Brazil.

    São Paulo is experiencing a water crisis so bad that experts say it could impact business internationally.

  • *China pledges to extend emissions trading to national scheme. BEIJING, July 1- Regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency have left trade on China's seven pilot carbon exchanges in the doldrums, which could undermine efforts to cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. China told the United Nations on Tuesday it would cap its emissions by 2030, and...

  • TOKYO— Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Only 23 have opened in Japan so far, with hundreds more being planned. Officials from Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. appeared together in a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday.

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. State regulators this month approved nine permits for operator Thums Long Beach Co. for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. Kevin Tougas, oil...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast. "The closer the Shell rigs encroach upon the Chukchi Sea, the further away the Obama administration retreats from its promise to leave a strong climate legacy," Friends of the Earth's Marissa Knodel...

  • Erie Coke Corp. deemed compliant after improvements Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:15 PM ET

    ERIE, Pa.— The Erie Coke Corp., after spending millions of dollars on pollution control improvements and fines, has satisfied environmental regulators who tried to shut it down. Court filings show Erie Coke is no longer obligated to operate under court-enforced settlements because pollution was successfully curtailed at the northwestern Pennsylvania...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The White House on Tuesday welcomed China's announced commitment to halt the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the carbon intensity of its economy.

  • Appeals court: Former BP engineer should get new trial Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:58 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge stemming from an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that granted Kurt Mix a new trial because of jury misconduct in his 2013 trial.

  • United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021.. United officials declined to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change. "This is a big deal," White House senior advisor Brian Deese told reporters on Tuesday, noting the renewable...

  • PARIS, June 30- China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, in a much-anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. "China's carbon dioxide emission will peak by around 2030 and China will work hard to achieve the target at...

  • China announces climate target for Paris deal Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:53 AM ET

    PARIS— Top carbon polluter China confirmed it will try to cap its rising emissions before 2030 while the U.S. and Brazil pledged to boost renewable energy sources in a series of announcements Tuesday in anticipation of a global climate pact in Paris. In a submission to the U.N., China repeated an earlier pledge to achieve a peak in emissions around 2030 and...

  • LONDON, June 30- In a rare defeat for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it on Monday to reconsider whether the EPA's regulations on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants are appropriate and necessary. While the EPA considered the costs and benefits of various regulatory options later in the rule-writing...

  • PARIS, June 30- China formally committed to halting the rise in its emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, releasing its much anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. In a plan that largely mirrors commitments Beijing made in a joint U.S. environment agreement last year, China...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Poland's government, at its first ever session outside Warsaw, approved a multi-billion-euro plan on Tuesday to stimulate the coal-mining region of Silesia's industry and job market. "The point is to give a strong impulse for the region that is meant to be the heart of Poland's industry," Kopacz said. "I gave the maximum possible without endangering...

  • Still, the court's willingness to rein in the EPA emboldened opponents of Obama's climate change agenda, who said the court had finally woken up to what they call the haphazard and costly nature of the environmental regulations that Obama has put forth. Mike Duncan, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, which lobbies for the coal...

  • But the regulations have actually been in effect since April and are still the law while the EPA pursues attempts to redo its cost estimates for the lower court, so some uncertainty remains. The EPA and some academics said the outcome was not their worst case scenario. Richard Revesz, director of the Institute for Policy Integrity and dean emeritus of NYU Law...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to a sweeping U.S. air pollution regulation aimed primarily at curbing emissions of mercury from coal-fired power plants by ruling that the Obama administration wrongly failed to consider compliance costs. "EPA is disappointed that the court did not uphold the rule, but this rule was issued more than...

  • The rule— a response to calls from the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress for the EPA to clarify which smaller waterways are protected— was published in the Federal Register on Monday and takes effect Aug. 28. The EPA did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press. The other states involved are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri,...