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  • KUWAIT CITY— Kuwait battled Sunday to control an oil spill off its southern coast that stained its beaches, threatened to damage power plants and water stations, and left long black slicks in the Persian Gulf. It remained unclear where the spill originated, though Kuwait said it didn't look like the spill came from its oil fields. "There will be severe consequences...

  • The analysis found that Trump's Justice Department settled 26 civil cases against companies over environmental violations, totaling $12 million in penalties. That's a 60 percent drop on average from comparable time periods under presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, even before adjustments for inflation. A spokesman for the Justice...

  • Utah's $1.9 billion claim against the Environmental Protection Agency for a multi-state mine waste spill says Utah's water, soil and wildlife were damaged, but it offers no specifics. An EPA- led contractor crew inadvertently triggered the spill. The EPA said water quality quickly returned to pre-spill levels.

  • The "alternative relief" that Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselmen "reluctantly" proposed in court documents filed Monday includes increased public reporting of pipeline issues such as repairs, and implementation of a spill response plan— including equipment staging— at the Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River, from which the tribe draws its water.

  • The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of...

  • *Water tariffs impacted by low inflation in Europe. PARIS, July 27- French waste and water group Suez said first-half 2017 earnings before interest and taxation fell 0.6 percent to 594 million euros as low inflation in Europe prevented increases in water tariffs. Suez, the world's second-biggest environmental services group after Veolia, said first-half...

  • *Britain says long goodbye to internal combustion engine. LONDON, July 26- Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from...

  • *Britain says long goodbye to internal combustion engine. LONDON, July 26- Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to...

  • July 18- A Carillion joint venture has won contracts worth 158 million pounds to supply catering and other services for British military sites, bringing further relief to the crisis-hit company on Tuesday. Shares in the construction and support services company jumped 10 percent by 0810 GMT, a second day of gains after news on Monday that a consortium...

  • July 18- A Carillion joint venture has won two separate British defence infrastructure contracts worth 158 million pounds, affording further relief to the crisis-hit construction company as it reviews its business. The award follows Monday's announcement that a consortium that includes Carillion has won a 1.4 billion pound contract to help build...

  • July 18- A Carillion joint venture has won two separate British defense infrastructure contracts worth 158 million pounds, affording further relief to the crisis-hit construction company as it reviews its business. The award follows Monday's announcement that a consortium that includes Carillion has won a 1.4 billion pound contract to help build...

  • World leaders should commit to climate change deal: OECD Secretary-General

    Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the OECD, said climate change can be good for business 'if you do it right' in a plea for action from world leaders.

  • "We have previously flagged the Waterworks transaction as a positive catalyst since it re-focused the portfolio on two end markets, is margin accretive, reduces leverage to sector norms and introduces a capital return deployment strategy," Morgan Stanley analyst Nigel Coe said in a note. Shares of the Atlanta- based company slumped as much as 19 percent to...

  • 10 business leaders sound off after President Trump ditched the Paris Climate Accord

    American business leaders are expressing disagreement via social media with President Trump deciding to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.

  • Trump announces he is pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate agreement.

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 31- South African petrochemicals group Sasol will apply to postpone a 2020 deadline for meeting stricter air pollution laws, the company said on Wednesday. South Africa, the continent's worst polluter and most advanced economy, emits millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, much of it from coal-fired power plants...

  • SHANGHAI, May 16- Air pollution in a key Chinese region surrounding Beijing worsened in the first four months of this year, despite tough new campaigns to enforce green regulations and punish offenders, official data published on Tuesday showed. In the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei region, average concentrations of small breathable particles known as PM2.5 rose...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit canceled oral...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request made by the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit canceled...

  • APPEALS COURT GRANTS TRUMP REQUEST TO PUT HOLD ON CASE CHALLENGING OBAMA MERCURY AIR POLLUTION REGULATION.