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  • LONDON, July 17- Global electricity investments exceeded those in oil and gas for the second year running in 2017 due to more spending on grids but renewable energy investment fell after years of growth, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. More than $750 billion was spent on the electricity sector, while $716 billion was invested in oil and gas...

  • U.S. based startups Aerion Supersonic, Boom Supersonic and Spike Aerospace are all aiming to revive ultra-fast flights by the mid-2020s by modifying existing engines rather than spending billions of dollars to make a new one to serve a market that has been dormant since Concorde stopped flying in 2003.. Modified engines will burn five-to-seven times more...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, July 16- China and the European Union on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate change pact and called other signatories to do the same, saying action against rising global temperatures had become more important than ever. Following President Donald Trump's decision last year to withdraw the United States from the...

  • BEIJING, July 16- China's steel mills churned out record amounts of the construction material in June as producers rushed to cash in on hefty margins, even as a trade spat between Beijing and Washington intensified. China, which accounts for half the world's capacity, produced 80.2 million tonnes of crude steel last month, National Bureau of Statistics data...

  • NEW YORK— The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.' relentless construction, along with rent...

  • NEW YORK— The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.' relentless construction, along with rent...

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- Aerospace firms are setting out wares from luxury jets to lethal drones at back-to-back British air shows this week, hoping trade tensions will not deter airlines from buying jetliners even as geopolitical uncertainty allows them to sell more weapons. Trade tensions between the United States and both China and Europe, disputes...

  • *Zimbabwe holds election on July 30. HARARE, July 13- A European investor's phone rings in a Harare restaurant and it's good news: an $80 million construction deal has been agreed with the Zimbabwean government. In May, General Electric said it would look at healthcare, power and transport in Zimbabwe, while Coca Cola said it planned to make the country an export hub...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Land surrounding Burnt Mountain in Vermont will now be a forest reserve and store carbon to help California meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Nature Conservancy announced on Thursday that 5,400 acres of forested land around Burnt Mountain will be the first Vermont site eligible for California's regulatory compliance market.

  • San Francisco diverts 80 percent of its waste from landfills, more than any other major city. It hopes to achieve zero waste by 2020. Here's a look at what makes the city's waste management system so successful.

  • San Francisco diverts 80% of its waste from landfills, more than any other major city in North America. It hopes to achieve zero waste by 2020. Here's a look at what makes the city's waste management system so successful.

  • Rick Snyder said Friday that the state of Michigan intends to sue the Minnesota- based manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water near military bases and industrial sites, citing "significant costs" that will only rise in the future. Snyder, whose administration has been scrambling to combat potential health risks in drinking water that stem from...

  • The collapse of Kiel Bros. Less known is that the state of Indiana— and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois— are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 contaminated sites across the three states, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells. To assess the pollution costs, the AP reviewed...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Three environmental groups are suing North Dakota over an air quality permit that allows construction of an $800 million oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. National Parks Conservation Association, the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Dakota Resource Council filed the lawsuit in state court on...

  • The wind farm will be located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Denmark. 

  • Technology and clever thinking could transform the way ships move around our oceans and seas. 

  • *HK-> Shanghai Connect daily quota used 0.7 pct, Shanghai-> HK daily quota used 0.6 pct. **China's exports unexpectedly accelerated in June and its trade surplus with the United States hit a record high in a positive sign for the economy, though the result looks set to keep a bitter trade dispute with Washington on the boil. **Analysts have raised their 2018 growth...

  • BEIJING, July 13- China's iron ore imports dropped 11.6 percent in June from the previous month, customs data showed on Friday, hit as Beijing intensifies its push to clean up the country's environment and by mounting stockpiles at ports. Arrivals into the world's top importer of the steelmaking material reached 83.24 million tonnes last month, according to the...

  • SANTIAGO, July 12- Chilean fishermen were working Thursday to recover hundreds of thousands of salmon that escaped from a fish farm as environmentalists warned of possible risks if they are eaten by humans, the government said. "We are monitoring all recapture efforts, ensuring that these fish are taken to a fishmeal plant because obviously they cannot be...

  • SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.— A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben& Jerry's alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben&...