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Chimneys of coal-fired power plant are seen next to residential houses in the night in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China,  January 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

2 Feb 2016

China unveils first oil spill response plan

By Meng Meng and Chen Aizhu (Reuters) | 1 February 2016 China‘s cabinet has approved the country’s first oil spill emergency response scheme to be ready by 2020, to tackle […]

A gas company sign marks a fence near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch, California, United States, January 21, 2016.
REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON

1 Feb 2016

California senators seek methane leak task force in U.S. energy bill

By Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) | 29 January 2016 The two U.S. Senators representing California said on Friday they will propose a federal task force to investigate the cause and response […]

Visitors at the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden walk along a forest canopy walkway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Aug. 22, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

1 Feb 2016

Historic deal to protect Canada rainforest from logging

By Julie Gordon (Reuters) | 1 February 2016 British Columbia is set to announce on Monday an historic agreement to protect a massive swath of rainforest along its coastline, having […]

A couple walks past a Barclays logo in Johannesburg December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

1 Feb 2016

Barclays, Credit Suisse strike record deals with SEC, NY over dark pools

By Sarah N. Lynch (Reuters) | 31 January 2016 Barclays (BARC.L) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) have settled federal and state charges that they misled investors in their dark pools, with […]

Canada's Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

28 Jan 2016

Canada set to unveil new rules for energy reviews

By Randall Palmer (Reuters) | 27 January 2016 The Canadian government will on Wednesday unveil new transitional rules for environmental reviews of major projects like TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline to the […]

Scales of Justice are seen in Brittany's Parliament in Rennes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

22 Jan 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Climate Change in International Policy and National Courts

By Tina Liebscher and Trisha Grant,* White & Case LLP | 22 January 2016 Introduction In 1988, the United Nations recognized climate change as a common concern of mankind.[1] Ever […]

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 […]

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