WASHINGTON, May 22- The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada- to- Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.» Read More
GENEVA, May 15- Argentina has launched a dispute against the European Union at the World Trade Organization, challenging rules for importing and marketing biodiesel applied by Spain, Belgium, France, Italy and Poland, the WTO said on Wednesday.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.-- A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats, a U.S.-Canadian agency said Tuesday.
GENEVA, May 15- Argentina has launched a dispute against the European Union at the World Trade Organization, challenging rules for importing and marketing biodiesel used by Spain, Belgium, France, Italy and Poland, the WTO said on Wednesday.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo.-- Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.
May 14- Novelis Inc, the world's largest producer of rolled aluminum products, reported a quarterly profit on Tuesday, versus a year-earlier loss, boosted by stronger demand and better cost controls.
*Melt of Greenland, Antarctica less severe than expected. OSLO, May 14- A melt of ice on Greenland and Antarctica is likely to be less severe than expected this century, limiting sea level rise to a maximum of 69 cm, an international study said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK-- WPX Energy Inc. shares continued to rise Tuesday, hitting their highest price in more than a year, after regulators ruled that the natural gas driller wasn't responsible for water contamination in Pennsylvania.
BILLINGS, Mont.-- Exxon Mobil Corp. is challenging $1.7 million in penalties proposed by federal safety regulators who faulted the oil company over a 63,000- gallon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River, according to documents released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Matt Mead on Monday unveiled a state energy policy two years in the making that calls for maintaining Wyoming's position as the top energy-exporting state while preserving its wild, scenic and pristine landscapes. "Before we started throwing stones about that, I started thinking we in Wyoming needed to have an energy strategy," Mead said. "
NEW DELHI, May 14- India's largest copper smelter will remain shut until at least May 16, when a court hearing will resume into complaints of emissions from the plant. The facility meets half of India's demand for the metal, and a near seven-week closure at the plant has tightened supply of refined copper and driven up prices to industry.
NEW DELHI, May 14- India's largest copper smelter will remain shut until at least May 16 after a New Delhi court said it would resume a hearing then, extending a near seven-week closure at the facility which meets half of India's demand for the metal.
MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON, May 13- Little progress has been made in a United Nations' effort to craft an agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions from international air travel, raising doubts that its civil aviation body can deliver a final resolution by a September target date, several government officials said on Monday.
BOZEMAN, Mont.-- Billionaire Ted Turner can keep his Yellowstone National Park bison calves. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports in a story published Sunday that Gallatin County Judge Holly Brown dismissed a request by a coalition of wildlife advocates to overturn an agreement Turner made with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
*Air China, Hainan, China Southern/Eastern orders affected. BRUSSELS, May 13- China's decision to ease a boycott of some $11 billion in Airbus jet orders followed a high-level appeal from the planemaker urging Beijing to recognise its support over a trade row with Europe, a letter seen by Reuters shows.
The State Department is nominally in charge of making a final decision on TransCanada Corp's proposed project, which would help link Alberta's oil sands with refineries and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast, because the pipeline would cross the national border.
WASHINGTON, May 10- The federally subsidized crop insurance program, the costliest part of the U.S. farm safety net, would spin off at least three new types of coverage and could cost 10 percent more under draft farm bills pending in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
*Monsanto, Dow say cooperating with USDA. May 10- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it will extend its scrutiny of controversial proposed biotech crops developed by Dow AgroSciences, a unit of Dow Chemical, and Monsanto Co. after receiving an onslaught of opposition to the companies' plans.
FRANKFURT, May 10- Planned European levies on Chinese solar panels will only go some way to halt a rout among equipment makers who face the paradox of a booming market but falling revenues- and could suffer even more if a trade war erupts.
*But move seen positive for banks, Spain in the long-term. MADRID, May 10- Spain's banking sector clean-up is about to enter a decisive new phase, with new rules forcing lenders to recognise yet more bad debts widely expected to be toughened up as time goes on.
But the case for reform is weak and there is little chance of a significant change owing to TVA's powerful political connections.