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Electric power lines lead into the coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant that is sitting idle and is no longer producing electricity outside Helper, Utah, Aug. 3, 2015. REUTERS/George Frey

22 Jan 2016

U.S. appeals court declines to block Obama carbon emissions plan

By Lawrence Hurley and Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters) | 21 January 2016 WASHINGTON, Jan 21- In a big victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. federal court on Thursday rejected a […]

A farmer removes dried plants from his parched paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 8, 2015. India has just suffered back-to-back drought years. REUTERS/Amit Dave

20 Jan 2016

India lifts ban on lentil linked to paralysis as Modi seeks self-sufficiency

By Krishna N. Das (Reuters) | 19 January 2016 India is lifting a five-decade-old ban on a type of lentil that has been linked to nerve damage and paralysis, in […]

The VW logo is pictured on the back of a vintage Volkswagen car at a car shop in Bad Honnef near Bonn, Germany, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

20 Jan 2016

South Korea says to bring criminal case against VW’s local chief

By Hyunjoo Jin (Reuters) | 19 January 2016 South Korea plans to file a criminal complaint against the head of Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Audi AG’s (NSUG.DE) local unit later […]

A demonstrator attends an anti-government rally in Valparaiso city May 21, 2011. The banner reads "Patagonia without dams" REUTERS/ Ivan Alvarado

19 Jan 2016

Chile upholds approval of Cuervo hydroelectric project amid protest

By Gram Slattery (Reuters) | 18 January 2016 SANTIAGO, A Chilean ministerial committee upheld on Monday the environmental permit for Energia Austral’s Cuervo hydroelectric dams, dismissing nearly a dozen complaints filed […]

A worker speaks as he loads coal on a truck at a depot near a coal mine on the outskirts of Jixi, in Heilongjiang province, China, Oct. 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

18 Jan 2016

China ban on new coal mines overshadowed by surplus capacity

By Kathy Chen and David Stanway (Reuters) | 18 January 2016 BEIJING, China’s decision to stop approving new coal mines for three years has been applauded by green groups, but the […]

Coal is excavated at the Jim Bridger Mine, owned by energy firm PacifiCorp and the Idaho Power Company, outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

15 Jan 2016

U.S. halts new coal leases on federal land in wide-ranging review

By Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters) | 15 January 2016 WASHINGTON, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday ordered a pause on issuing new coal leases on federal land in another step […]

Amazon Indians occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, Brazil, May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho

15 Jan 2016

Brazil court suspends Amazon hydrodam license on native demands

By Jeb Blount (Reuters) | 14 January 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO, A Brazilian court suspended the operating license for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world’s largest, just weeks […]

A car drives near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, March 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

15 Jan 2016

EU Parliament delays vote on new car pollution limits

By Alissa De Carbonnel (Reuters) | 14 January 2016 The European Parliament on Thursday postponed a vote on new car pollution limits that could have killed a compromise agreed by […]

Police officers stand on a fishing boat during a police inspection at the pier of Songkhla, south Thailand December 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

14 Jan 2016

Thailand reports progress in illegal fishing clampdown ahead of EU visit

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre (Reuters) | 14 January 2016 Thailand delivered a progress report on Thursday on efforts to clamp down on illegal fishing in a last-ditch attempt to show […]

A lone bird sits atop of the Volkswagen power plant in Wolfsburg September 22, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

13 Jan 2016

California board rejects Volkswagen’s diesel fix plan

By David Shepardson (Reuters) | 12 January 2016 The California Air Resources Board said on Tuesday it rejected Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) plan to fix 2.0 liter diesel cars equipped with […]

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