08/26/14 04:00 PM
CICERO, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking enforcement action against a Cicero company after an oil spill reached a nearby canal. The EPA said Tuesday that it's asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office to obtain an order requiring Olympic Oil Ltd., to stop...
By Zack Colman | 08/26/14 02:30 PM
The effects of climate change will grow more severe as greenhouse gas emissions rise, according to a draft United Nations report.
08/26/14 10:45 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal facility north of downtown Houma. Meanwhile, The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1BYradJ ) attorneys hired by Terrebonne Parish government are continuing efforts to halt the facility's...
08/26/14 10:38 AM
Morrisey CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday that outlined further legal objections to the agency’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Morrisey and...
By Zack Colman | 08/26/14 08:44 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency hasn't made available key data used to craft its twin proposals to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing power plants, 13 Republican attorneys general said.
08/26/14 06:30 AM
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A utility says its latest solar farm in eastern Indiana has started generating electricity. Indiana Municipal Power Agency says the eight-acre solar farm on the grounds of Richmond Power and Light contains about 4,000 solar panels. They will generate one megawatt of...
08/26/14 05:15 AM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Marie has weakened to a Category 2 storm, but continues kicking up high swells along Mexico's northern Pacific coast and threatens to raise dangerous waves along the Southern California coast. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami says Marie's maximum sustained winds...
By Zack Colman | 08/25/14 05:46 PM
The federal government used sound methods to develop its updated "social cost of carbon," a tool used to measure damages inflicted by rising carbon pollution, according to the Government Accountability Office.
08/25/14 05:46 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder ordered a review Monday of state standards for disposing certain types of radioactive waste in landfills, responding to public anger over the disclosure that material generated in Pennsylvania but rejected for storage there would be shipped to...
By Zack Colman | 08/25/14 03:33 PM
The GOP New Hampshire Senate candidate said Friday that climate change is not man-made, a reversal of the position he held when he unsuccessfully defended his Massachusetts Senate seat in 2012.
08/25/14 03:15 PM
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties. The ceremony to celebrate the recent start of drilling featured remarks by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, Democratic County Executive...
By Zack Colman | 08/25/14 12:26 PM
Mexican oil production could increase 75 percent by 2040 compared with previous long-term trends as a result of reforms that would let foreign companies develop energy there, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday.
08/25/14 09:30 AM
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota grain elevators are urging farmers to bin their newly harvested winter wheat until the market figures out what to do with a heavily diseased crop. The crop is showing high levels of vomitoxin — a toxin associated with scab disease that can make grain unsafe...
08/25/14 08:16 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday as rescuers expanded their search for 28 people missing in landslides five days ago that killed more than 50 people. Rain showers raised risks for more slides, hampering the search effort and also triggering slides...
08/25/14 08:16 AM
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida's famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry has always...
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