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A naturally occurring oil seep is seen in McKittrick

21 Jul 2014

California reviews fracking water disposal amid contamination concerns

By Rory Carroll | 18 July 2014 (Reuters) – California on Friday said it would review wells where oil drilling waste water from the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or […]

Smoke is released into the sky at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in San Pedro. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

19 Jul 2014

U.S. approves plan to open Atlantic to oil reserve surveys

(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday approved a plan that would allow companies to assess oil resources off the Atlantic Coast, angering environmental groups that worried the plan will […]

The words "Fuel Cell" is seen on a body of Toyota Motor Corp's prototype fuel cell vehicle sedan car during a news conference at the company's showroom in Tokyo

19 Jul 2014

Japan PM says will offer about $20,000 subsidy for fuel-cell cars

(Reuters) – Japan will offer at least 2 million yen ($19,700) in subsidies for fuel-cell vehicles, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said according to media, as the government and Japanese carmakers […]

A man looks as the world's biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker DUHAIL as she crosses through the Suez Canal in this April 1, 2008 file photo. The Qatari tanker was built to transfer LNG from Qatar to Europe and the U.S. Countries neighbouring the world's biggest natural gas field in the Gulf face years of importing fuel by ship from distant suppliers, after plans to share the gas through a pipeline were stifled by political rivalries and haggling over price. Qatar has become one of world's richest countries by selling gas from the vast North Field under its waters to Europe, Asia and the Americas.Credit: REUTERS

17 Jul 2014

China studies floating gas plants for South China Sea

By Chen Aizhu | 16 July 2014 (Reuters) – Chinese energy giant CNOOC Group is studying the possibility of building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, as-yet untried […]

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia July 15, 2014.   Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

17 Jul 2014

Obama unveils measures to help communities adapt to climate change

16 July 2014 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced new measures to make the country’s infrastructure stronger and more resilient, to help states and communities adapt to […]

A worker picks tea at a plantation in Githunguri

15 Jul 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: KPMG helping business and investors to measure natural capital

Dr Stephanie Hime, natural capital specialist at KPMG, joined us to talk about this rapidly emerging business opportunity, and what their new report on “natural capital” or “the stock of […]

Change, of Bradenton Beach Public Works Dept., inspects beach erosion as a storm and winds from Tropical Storm Debby batter Bradenton Beach. REUTERS/Brian Blanco

13 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Coastal flooding has surged in U.S., Reuters finds

By Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson | 10 July 2014 (Reuters) – Coastal flooding along the densely populated Eastern Seaboard of the United States has surged in recent years, […]

A tire rests on the dry bed of Lake Mendocino, a key Mendocino County reservoir, in Ukiah

10 Jul 2014

Parched California proposes steep fines for over-watering lawns

Reuters | 10 July 2014 (Reuters) – Regulators in drought-stricken California are proposing stringent new conservation measures to limit outdoor water use, including fines of up to $500 a day […]

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Treasury Secretary Lew participate in a Joint Session on Climate Change and Clean Energy with China's Minister of Finance Lou, China's Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Yang in Beijing

9 Jul 2014

U.S., China ink coal, clean energy deals but climate differences remain

By Valerie Volcovici and Michael Martina (Reuters) – The United States and China on Tuesday signed eight partnership pacts to cut greenhouse gases that will bring the world’s two biggest […]

Trees are reflected on a raindrop on a leaf at a park near the venue of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya

7 Jul 2014

Cash incentive mulled to give endangered Florida panther room to prowl

By Letitia Stein | 5 July 2014 (Reuters) – The endangered Florida panther, running out of room to prowl as its numbers rebound, may find its best chance at survival […]

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