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  • BEIJING, April 15- Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.

  • Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems.

  • UPDATE 1-Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    April 14- Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. The 20- person company will remain in New Mexico for the foreseeable future, Raburn said, with all employees joining Google.

  • BEIJING, April 14- A Chinese government team will probe a local unit of French firm Veolia Environnement suspected of delaying reporting water contamination which affected supplies in a major northwestern city, state radio said on Monday.

  • BEIJING, April 14- A Chinese government team will probe a local unit of French firm Veolia Environment suspected of delaying reporting water contamination which affected supplies in a major northwestern city, state radio said on Monday. The government has already blamed a crude oil leak from a pipeline owned by a unit of China National Petroleum Corp..

  • Has solar power’s day in the sun arrived? Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Use of solar power, once derided as a pipe dream, remains tiny compared with fossil fuels, but it may be set to completely reshape the energy market.

  • Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NELIGH, Neb.— Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project's path. It is the latest protest environmentalists and landowners have employed against TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    World stocks fall after 2 days of US decline, unpromising outlook for US earnings season Asia's taxi-app wars heat up as Uber's big push into region meets local lookalikes Chinese state companies by GlencoreXstrata copper mine in Peru for $5.85 billion Oregon State project will study craft beer's history and impact on the state As domestic production jumps, California plans for surge in oil-by-rail imports Crude oil rises above $104 amid Ukraine tensions, resignation of Libya's prime minister Despite emissions growth, cost of fighting climate change still' modest,' UN panel says Ga. parents say GM knew of key-system defect in daughter's car; say defect caused crash Official says a sub will be deployed for first time to search for Malaysia jet wreckage Month-long mystery of Flight 370 wears on some air travelers, though others have' no fear'

  • China oil leak poisons water for millions Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    The scare has once again raised concerns over safety of China's oil pipes.

  • China takes on big risks in push for shale gas Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 5:56 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    China wants to wean itself off its dependence on energy imports, but drilling for shale comes with risks attached, the New York Times reports.

  • UN climate report balances science and politics Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    As always when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change adopts one of its high-profile reports, the week-long talks in Berlin were slowed by wrangling between scientists and governments over which words, charts and tables to use in the roughly 30- page summary of a much bigger scientific report.

  • Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 1:46 AM ET

    The scare, which has affected more than 2.4 million people in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, has once again raised concerns over safety of China's oil pipes. In Lanzhou, a crude oil pipeline run by the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. had a leak that tainted the source water feeding a local water plant, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

  • 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.

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