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  • Starbucks to ditch plastic straws from all stores by 2020

    Single use plastic straws are a small thing that’s stirred up a big controversy, mainly because of its impact on the environment. It’s prompted a growing number of major companies to abandon something that’s almost iconic in American dining culture.

  • BEIJING, July 21- Production cuts in China's mammoth steel sector will vary from mill to mill next autumn and winter, said an environmental ministry official, as the country shifts away from a' one size fits all' approach to fighting pollution. "This year, production curbs will definitely be differentiated based on the emission level at each steel mill," Liu...

  • The verdict against Joel Gilbert, a partner with Balch& Bingham law firm, and Drummond Co. Vice President David Roberson was announced after a four-week trial. Oliver Robinson to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's expansion of a Superfund site and prioritizing the site's expensive cleanup. Attorney Jay Town said after the verdict that the case was...

  • July 20- A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday rejected the Trump administration's renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the U.S. government is ignoring the perils of climate change. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government fell short of the "high bar" needed to dismiss the Oregon case, originally...

  • July 20- The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Baltimore is vulnerable to any rise in sea level because it has 60 miles of coastline and one of the country's...

  • By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the government fell short of the "high bar" needed to dismiss the Oregon case, originally brought in 2015 against the administration of President Barack Obama. A trial is scheduled for Oct. 29 in the federal court in Eugene, Oregon. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice did not...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Baltimore is vulnerable to any rise in sea level because it has 60 miles of coastline and one of the...

  • BALTIMORE— Baltimore on Friday become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming, asserting it faces massive costs to effectively protect its residents, businesses and infrastructure from the escalating impacts of climate change. The litigation by Baltimore, wrapped around a cove of the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Baltimore is vulnerable to any rise in sea level because it has 60 miles of coastline and one of the...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota on Friday demanded $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed an administrative claim against the Army Corps of Engineers, contending the federal agency...

  • Fujitsu has big plans when it comes to sustainability and the environment. 

  • How can innovation and clever design help the aviation industry become greener? 

  • *ECJ to decide on extent of Europe's strict GMO rules. LONDON, July 20- Gene editing in agriculture takes centre stage next Wednesday when Europe's highest court rules in a case that could determine the fate of the technology that is already making waves in the field of medicine. The European Union has long restricted the use of genetically modified organisms...

  • An email to the EPA for comment on the lawsuit was not immediately returned. Former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt had called the Obama administration's ban on the dirtier truck engines an example of regulatory overreach that "threatened to put an entire industry of specialized truck manufacturers out of business." "As EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt's job was to act as...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. Seth Stein, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the city planned to appeal the decision. "The mayor believes big polluters must be held accountable for...

  • A 16- count indictment in Los Angeles federal court alleged that Crystal Geyser and two other companies failed to properly disclose the toxic material they shipped in May 2015 and disposed of at a facility not permitted to treat hazardous waste. Naturally occurring arsenic was filtered out of water pumped from wells and later discharged in a pond near the...

  • NEW YORK— New York City's effort to hold oil companies responsible for global warming was rejected by a judge Thursday who said placing blame for the issue is not the judiciary's responsibility. It sought unspecified damages from BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. The decision echoed the findings last month of a federal judge in San...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. Seth Stein, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the city planned to appeal the decision. "The mayor believes big polluters must be held accountable for...

  • NEW YORK, July 19- A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by New York City seeking to hold major oil companies liable for climate change caused by carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. Seth Stein, a spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the city planned to appeal the decision. "The mayor believes big polluters must be held accountable for...

  • WASHINGTON— In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon said Thursday it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. The statement by Pete Giambastiani, a legislative affairs aide, directly repudiates...