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  • Unilever says it will use less plastic per bottle

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in each bottle by 15 percent. The technology, developed with Zotefoams PLC of Britain,...

  • Tesla delivers first China cars, plans expansion

    BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Inc. delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and CEO Elon Musk said the company will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can. Tesla probably will invest several hundred million dollars...

  • Raw: Tesla Delivers First China Cars

    Tesla Motors made its first delivery in China on Tuesday, handing over eight all-electric sedans to eager customers at a launch event in Beijing. (April 22) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beijing, China - April 22, 2014 1. Tesla chief executive and co-founder Elon Musk walks on...

  • Oil slips to $104 as US crude supplies seen rising

    The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for May delivery was down 42 cents to $103.95 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile...

  • Deadlines, meetings set ahead of Jan. BP trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January's trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Jan. 20 date for...

  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.

  • Communities seeking sustainability designation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirteen communities in the Southeast are hoping to be designated as sustainable communities by the Tennessee Valley Authority. TVA designated 13 locations as Valley Sustainable Communities last year and says 13 more are about to begin the review process. TVA executive...

  • EPA seeks more info on western Md., Superfund site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown. The agency is asking the mayor and City Council on Tuesday to let it install detector devices in surface water at several city parks....

  • Hayden power plant to get new pollution controls

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Xcel Energy is planning to install $160 million in pollution control upgrades at the coal-fired Hayden Station power plant. Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/k9s2gpu) the two units at the plant will each get equipment to convert...

  • Besieged LA-area battery recycler warns of layoffs

    VERNON, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-area battery recycler that was shut down amid complaints of toxic pollution has sent layoff notices to its 120 employees. Exide Technologies said Monday that the layoffs are temporary and could take effect in 60 days. The South Coast Air Quality Management...

  • Workers remove ospreys' nest, birds rebuild

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A pair of ospreys whose nest had been removed by state transportation workers because it was blocking a traffic camera rebuilt the nest, only to have it removed again. The back-and-forth between the migratory birds and the Maryland Transportation Authority began Friday...

  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to...

  • US energy chief: New England energy issues vexing

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's top energy official delivered a blunt message Monday to a Connecticut audience of energy executives, regulators, environmentalists and others who already know that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses and running power plants in New England is among...

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company. The lawsuit filed in Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene contends a 1957 law prohibits the state from selling any portion of the Elliott...

  • PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. As survivors of the blast looked on,...



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