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  • With large U.S. companies aligned with the climate change agenda, Peter Voser, chairman of ABB Group, says he's hopeful the U.S. could eventually return to being a part of the Paris Agreement.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement. President Donald Trump is willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if...

  • SEATTLE— The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. President Donald Trump was willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if the United States could construct a set of terms that are fair and balanced for Americans, Tillerson said on the CBS "Face The...

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    A WSJ report suggested Trump was backing away from his pledge on the Paris accord, but the White House shot it down.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Sept 15- More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. Harvey slammed ashore in Texas on Aug. 26, unleashing...

  • People in the industry expressed hope that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be willing to override state decisions to block other pipelines, including Williams Cos Inc's Constitution and National Fuel Gas Co's Northern Access pipelines from Pennsylvania. New York had denied a water quality certification for Millennum, a 7.8- mile line...

  • People in the industry expressed hope that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be willing to override state decisions to block other pipelines, including Williams Cos Inc's Constitution and National Fuel Gas Co's Northern Access pipelines from Pennsylvania. New York had denied a water quality certification for Millennum, a 7.8- mile line...

  • The massive spill from the Tesoro pipeline was discovered by a Tioga farmer in September 2013 and has been called one of the largest onshore spills in U.S. history, covering 13 acres of land— or about the size of 10 football fields. Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, would not confirm the state's completion timeline. The Texas- based company and federal regulators have...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a key permit for a pipeline expansion fueling a $900 million power plant under construction. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined Friday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation took too long to decide on the water quality permit needed to expand the...

  • The ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will require the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to provide more data to support its argument that coal makes no net contribution to climate change after it's burned in power plants. And we're certainly going to be wielding this and using it to confront other mining approvals both in the Powder River Basin and...

  • A destroyed trailer in Key Largo, Fla., after Hurricane Irma swept through the area.

    Threatening social media posts possibly connected to ISIS have raised alerts in cities battered by recent hurricanes.

  • People make their way out of a flooded neighborhood after it was inundated with rain water, remnants of Hurricane Harvey, on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas

    The EPA will not renew a lease for a lab in Houston, one of the nation's most contaminated areas.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Sept 15- More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. Harvey slammed ashore in Texas on Aug. 26, unleashing...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Valero Energy Corp probably underestimated the leakage of dangerous chemicals when Hurricane Harvey hit its Houston refinery last month, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said. Spokesman David Gray said in an email late on Thursday that benzene and volatile organic chemicals that leaked into the air in Houston's Manchester...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities have banned swimming along a long line of popular Athens beaches on Friday following extensive sea pollution from the sinking of a small oil tanker five days ago, which prompted a large containment and cleanup operation. The swimming ban covers much of a 20- kilometer stretch from Greece's main port of Piraeus to Glyfada,...

  • Jose expected to become a hurricane again

    Tropical Storm Jose is expected to re-strengthen to a hurricane along the U.S. East Coast as it moves up the Atlantic, writes the Associated Press.

  • *Scatec Solar also eyeing Myanmar, Bangladesh. OSLO, Sept 15- Norway's Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major. The Oslo- listed firm, which builds and operates solar power plants worldwide, wants to generate 120 megawatts of power...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Sept 15- More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. Harvey slammed ashore in Texas on Aug. 26, unleashing...

  • *Hebei to switch 1.8 million households to gas from coal by Oct. *Hebei PM2.5 up 11.9 pct in first eight months- newspaper. Hebei, which surrounds the capital Beijing, is on the frontline of a "war on pollution" launched in 2014.