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  • Two Delaware teenagers are still in critical condition more than six weeks after they were sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying, their family said Monday. Their father and mother, Stephen Esmond and Theresa Devine, continue to undergo therapy, said the statement, which provided the first update on the...

  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control last Friday certified a permit sought by Spectrum GEO. The previous week the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources approved permits for both Spectrum and GX Technology. Regulators in North Carolina found that the testing is consistent with the coastal zone...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption. The justices agreed to review a lower court ruling that struck down a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule that requires utilities to pay...

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced up to $235 million in funding for conservation projects to protect water quality and combat the drought that is ravaging parts of the West. The money is the second phase of the Agriculture Department's Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which was created by last year's farm bill.

  • CECO buying PMFG in $145.9M cash-and-stock deal Monday, 4 May 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    CINCINNATI— CECO Environmental will spend $145.9 million to acquire PMFG as it expands into new applications and growth markets. PMFG Inc. provides engineered equipment for the abatement of air pollution, the separation and filtration of contaminants from gases and liquids, and industrial noise control equipment. CECO will buy all of PMFG's outstanding...

  • BOSTON— Logan International Airport officials have unveiled a plan to cut to carbon emissions, curb energy consumption, and spend millions of dollars to protect runways and terminals from rising seas as part of an effort to address climate change. The Boston Globe reports that the airport plans to cut its carbon emissions 40 percent and energy consumption by...

  • NORMAN, Okla.— Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches. "We're not giving up," John Murphy, the National Weather Service's chief operating officer,...

  • Working for Buffett is like 'marriage': BNSF chief Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Matthew 'Matt' Rose, chairman and chief executive officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC (BNSF).

    BNSF is currently the largest entity in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. Is there a lot of pressure when you report to Warren Buffett?

  • Latest 'fix' for California drought: Water by rail Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Railroad tanker cars

    Experts say the East Coast's plentiful water could cost cents per gallon to Californians and provide a stable, potable water supply.

  • The current coal contract for the San Juan Generating Station expires in 2017. That, along with uncertainty about the plant's ownership, have been sticking points as New Mexico regulators consider plans for closing part of San Juan and shifting to other sources of electricity. "Securing these two agreements provides clear evidence of our ability to execute...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for a little harmony over rules used to enforce a ban on ivory that ended up snagging a pair of teenage bagpipers at the Canadian border. In August, Campbell Webster and Eryk Bean of New Hampshire were returning from a competition in Canada when their pipes were taken. The teenagers contacted New...

  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The measure includes a big boost to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal and also contains money that would keep the Yucca Mountain...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In a story April 29 about Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions, The Associated Press reported erroneously that California has cut its emissions to about 25 percent below 1990 levels. SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Here are some things to know about California Gov.

  • April 30- The Church of England said on Thursday it has decided to blacklist coal and tar sands investments over climate change concerns, the Financial Times reported. The Church said it would sell 12 million sterling of its holdings in thermal coal and tar sands companies, two of the most polluting fossil fuels, the newspaper said. The Church, which has an...

  • The 'Megacities' are coming, and they're voracious Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:09 PM ET
    San Paulo, Brazil.

    The New York metropolitan area gobbles up more energy than any other major city in the world, according to new research.

  • BRUSSELS, April 30- The European Commission on Thursday called for a tougher U.N. The European Union has already introduced its own law to curb climate-harming hydrofluorocarbons, also called "F-gases", used in fridges and air conditioners. The European Union is seeking to lead the push for more ambitious action on curbing greenhouse gases ahead of a conference...

  • US, Japan miss UN climate change fund deadline Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM— A key U.N. climate fund hit a snag Thursday as major donors including the United States and Japan failed to meet a deadline for converting their pledges of climate aid into signed agreements. The U.S. pledged $3 billion to the fund while Japan promised $1.5 billion. "Despite U.S. missing the deadline, negotiations are ongoing and must be concluded as soon...

  • Japan proposes cutting emissions by a quarter by 2030 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:46 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan is proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 26 percent by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change. The final draft of the government target, released Thursday, said Japan will aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 26 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels, or 25.4 percent from 2005 levels.

  • Some of the endangered bird species are the Polynesian Ground-dove, the Tahiti Monarch and the Tuamotu Sandpiper, named after an island chain in French Polynesia, according to Cambridge, England- based BirdLife. "It's really sobering to realize that some of the species to be saved... have populations lower than the number of staff working at Rovio Entertainment,"...

  • LONDON, April 30- Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean near Alaska this summer despite opposition from environmental groups. The Anglo-Dutch oil major is preparing "an armada of 25 vessels" to begin a two-year program to explore two to three wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska, Chief Financial Officer...