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  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The leaders of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and United Nations on Friday called upon finance ministers to use fiscal policies, such as carbon taxes, to combat climate change. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim were joined by U.N.

  • Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide. Three environmental and wildlife organizations want the public health standard toughened.

  • Regulator: Fracking causes earthquakes Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, Calif.

    State regulators have linked earthquake activity in Ohio to fracking, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for a ban.

  • BEIJING/ PARIS, April 11- Residents in the Chinese city of Lanzhou rushed to buy bottled drinks on Friday after authorities said benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, had been found in tapwater at 20 times above national safety levels.

  • US geologists link small quakes to fracking Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

  • UN panel shows who's responsible for CO2 emissions Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Since it's a scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won't tell governments how to divide those emissions cuts— a crunch issue in negotiations on a new climate pact that's supposed to be adopted next year. The U.S. is No. 2 with 17 percent, followed by India, Russia and Japan.

  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Richard Lesiyampe said six senior Kenya Wildlife Service officials have been placed on leave to pave the way for investigations into the wildlife service's operations. Among those sent on leave is the senior deputy director in charge of conservation, Patrick Omondi, who is also known as "Elephant Man" in Kenya for his top level expertise.

  • Benzene in China city water cuts supply partially Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    The official Xinhua News Agency says tests conducted by environmental officials in the city of Lanzhou on Friday showed that tap water there contained 200 micrograms of benzene per liter— 20 times the national limit.

  • FEMA OKs W.Va. chem spill request, denies another Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Federal officials have approved a funding request by West Virginia Gov. But Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate refused to consider the event a "major disaster." The spill prompted a water-use ban for days for 300,000 residents in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam and Roane counties.

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    CHALMETTE, Louisiana— When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.

  • Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. From the intriguing to the impossible, there is no shortage of ideas for fixing Puerto Rico's ailing economy as the government tries to dig out from a whopping $70 billion in public debt and bring back economic growth.

  • Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the EPA's office of enforcement, wrote in a blog post that the agency remained committed to punishing polluters that violate U.S. rules but needed to prioritize because of budgetary and staffing constraints.

  • BERLIN, April 10- A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Audit faults Mo. program for contamination cleanup Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich raised concerns Thursday about a state tax incentive for developers to clean up contaminated old business sites, saying that poor oversight has allowed conflicts of interest and higher-than-necessary costs.

  • BERLIN, April 10- A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Russia, in particular, has been pushing the panel to place more emphasis on such techniques in a key document for policymakers being finalized in Berlin this week.

  • *Greece returns to bond markets, ends four-year exile. *Greece sees sale as first step to end austerity, bailout.

  • AHMEDABAD, India, April 10- The way billionaire Indian infrastructure-builder Gautam Adani sees it, working with the government does not make him a crony-capitalist.

  • In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:13 AM ET

    BEIJING— Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. "This is my way to question China's foul air and express my dissatisfaction."

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- California air regulators on Wednesday issued the first carbon offset credits for a forest protection project, credits that power companies and others large emitters can use to meet their compliance obligations under the state's greenhouse gas reduction program.

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