May 24- Chilean environmental authorities on Friday ordered Barrick Gold Corp to halt work at its massive Pascua-Lama project and fined the company $16 million, citing serious environmental violations at the site.» Read More
William Happer, Princeton University professor, argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions are weakly linked to global warming and could actually increase agricultural productivity.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new proposal for regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, seeking to advance public safety protections while still addressing concerns the rules would be too burdensome for producers.
WASHINGTON, May 16- President Barack Obama's energy and environment team took two steps forward on Thursday after the Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and the Senate environment panel cleared Gina McCarthy to get a full Senate vote to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. "Glad to see the Senate work and Dr.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The full U.S. House of Representatives will soon begin debate on a bill to approve the Canada- to-Nebraska Keystone XL oil pipeline, a lawmaker said on Thursday after his panel advanced the measure.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Democratic-controlled Senate committee backed President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, sending the nomination to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. The full Senate is expected to vote later on Thursday on whether to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S.
LONDON, May 16- Enhanced oil recovery techniques could boost U.S. domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an estimate published by the U.S. Department of Energy.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Senate committee voted along party lines on Thursday to advance President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote.
Ron Kind and Tom Petri put forward a crop insurance reform plan Wednesday that they say will save the federal government $11 billion over the next 10 years. Kind, a Democrat, and Petri, a Republican, announced their plan as work continued in Congress on a new farm bill.
CHICAGO-- Supporters of high-volume oil and gas drilling said Wednesday that they hope for a quick vote on a bill to regulate the practice in Illinois after reaching agreements on hiring and environmental concerns.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal is asking Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that would require a new review under the state's land-use planning law if the company seeks to move Canadian tar sands oil to Portland for possible shipment to markets across the world.
NEW DELHI, May 16- Sterlite Industries' copper smelter will remain shut until at least May 22 when a court will resume hearing into complaints of emissions from India's largest smelter.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups, along with states such as Texas and Virginia, have filed nine petitions in recent weeks asking the justices to review four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.
EPA: In a landmark 2007 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the Bush administration in finding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide. Connecticut: In a sequel of sorts to Massachusetts v.
OTTAWA, May 15- The Canadian province of Quebec, citing public concerns, unveiled a bill on Wednesday to impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, in a region rich in shale gas deposits. It would ban gas exploration and extraction in the Lowlands region of the St Lawrence River, site of the rich Utica and Lorraine shale gas formations.
The concept of US energy independence is sparking debates about what it may mean for oil prices, and Saudi Arabia is doing a lot of the debating.
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.