BEIJING, May 23- The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain- possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong's cherished goal of self-sufficiency.» Read More
*Committee argues for more runways at London's Heathrow. LONDON, May 10- Britain should expand London's Heathrow airport by building a third or even fourth runway, lawmakers said on Friday, weighing into an argument pitting business leaders against environmentalists.
*Senate and House panels expected to vote on farm bill next week. In 2012 the Senate committee voted to replace almost all traditional crop supports with a guarantee of crop revenue. The text of the roughly 1,100- page Senate draft was posted on the Internet on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, May 9- Republican lawmakers on Thursday boycotted a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, saying they were "completely unsatisfied" with answers provided by Gina McCarthy on several topics.
WASHINGTON, May 9- Republican lawmakers on Thursday blocked a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, saying they were "completely unsatisfied" with answers provided by Gina McCarthy on several topics.
The advocacy group created by Mark Zuckerberg and others to push for immigration reform has bankrolled TV ads endorsing some conservative stands, prompting an outcry from liberals.
*SolarWorld shares rise, China's Suntech stock falls. BRUSSELS, May 9- The European Commission agreed to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China in a move to guard against what it sees as dumping of cheap goods in Europe, prompting a cautious response from Beijing which called for further dialogue.
WASHINGTON, May 9- Republican senators boycotted a confirmation vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, saying they were "completely unsatisfied" with answers provided by Gina McCarthy on several topics.
*SolarWorld shares rise, China's Suntech stock falls. BRUSSELS, May 8- The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China in its boldest move yet to protect against what it sees as Chinese dumping of cheap goods in Europe.
LONDON, May 8- Morocco is set to pay more for its solar power than far richer countries such as Germany and should switch tack to cheaper solar technologies that can compete better with wind, oil and coal.
LONDON, May 8- North Dakota's leading oilfield operators hope to squeeze much more oil from its shale formations by drilling wells closer together- a bold experiment that could raise ultimate recovery by billions of barrels if it succeeds.
*Copper imports to India rising- adviser. NEW DELHI, May 8- India's biggest copper smelter will stay shut until at least May 14 when a court will review an environmental case again, prolonging a six-week shutdown which is squeezing local supplies and boosting copper concentrate processing fees in Asia.
Ditlev Engel, CEO of Vestas, tells CNBC that the order intake in the first quarter was very low but the expectations for the US market have not taken place yet.
NEW DELHI, May 8- India's top copper smelter will stay shut until at least May 14 when an environmental court meets again to review the case, a judge said on Wednesday, prolonging a six-week shutdown that has pushed up copper concentrate processing fees in Asia.
LIMA, May 8- Peru is trying to quash the ability of companies to avoid paying environmental fines by lodging judicial appeals that linger for years, part of a push to crack down on polluters in a top exporter of minerals.
May 8- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, said on Wednesday it is still hoping for speedy regulatory approval for a planned expansion of an oil pipeline to the United States despite the prolonged delays faced by the rival Keystone XL line.
*Canada sits on world's third largest oil reserves. BRUSSELS, May 8- Canada threatened on Wednesday to take the European Union to the World Trade Organisation over its plans to label Canadian oil sands as dirty, but promised not to delay a bilateral trade pact.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 7- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline operator, said it shut its 210,000 barrel-per-day North Dakota pipeline for the second time in less than a week after finding contaminated soil during integrity checks. Enbridge estimates 2 barrels of oil leaked from the line. Enbridge says the two oil leaks were not related.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 7- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline operator, said it shut its 210,000 barrel-per-day North Dakota pipeline for the second time in less than a week after finding contaminated soil during integrity checks. Graham White, a spokesman for the company, said in an email the line was shut on Monday after the discovery.
WASHINGTON, May 7- The Obama administration's second attempt at writing regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands is not intended to appease either environmentalists or oil and gas drillers, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, May 7- Congress will begin writing a new, $500 billion U.S. farm law next week, the head of the Senate Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday, even as calls mounted for deeper cuts in farm subsidies and food stamp spending. The Senate panel has scheduled a bill-drafting session for May 14.