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Energy and the environment
May 28, 2020
Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges
Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect ...
May 28, 2020
EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus
The European Commission pledged Thursday to stay away from fossil-fueled projects in its coronavirus recovery strategy, and ...
May 14, 2020
Norway's wealth fund drops big energy, mining firms
Norway’s wealth fund, which wants to become one of the most ethical investors in the world, is dropping its investment in ...
May 02, 2020
Solar, wind energy struggle as coronavirus takes toll
The U.S. renewable energy industry is reeling from the new coronavirus pandemic, which has delayed construction, put ...
April 27, 2020
Germany, Britain call for 'green recovery' from pandemic
Germany and Britain said Monday that efforts to revive the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic must ensure ...
April 26, 2020
Disinfectant riff is latest of many Trump science clashes
What President Donald Trump says and does often flies in the face of mainstream science. Coronavirus and the idea of ...
April 24, 2020
US delays oil pipeline approvals after environmental ruling
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended a nationwide program used to approve oil and gas pipelines, power lines and ...
April 21, 2020
Volvo, Daimler to found truck fuel cell joint venture
Volvo and the truck division of Daimler have agreed to set up a joint venture to develop and produce fuel cell systems for ...
April 18, 2020
Austria shuts down last coal-fired power plant
Austria has shut down its last coal-fired power plant as part of a plan to end the use of fossil fuels for energy production ...
April 17, 2020
Smoke from wildfires near Chernobyl engulfs Ukraine capital
Smoke from wildfires in the contaminated evacuation zone around the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant has engulfed Kyiv, ...
April 06, 2020
Ukraine battles forest fires near Chernobyl
Ukrainian firefighters labored into Sunday night trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear ...
March 31, 2020
Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push
The Trump administration's rollback of mileage standards Tuesday marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup ...
March 30, 2020
Largest US dam removal stirs debate over coveted West water
The second-largest river in California has sustained Native American tribes with plentiful salmon for millennia, provided ...
February 29, 2020
Developer to open hub to grow U.S. offshore wind industry
An offshore wind developer is opening a hub in Providence that its executives hope will help accelerate the takeoff of the ...
February 25, 2020
Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide
When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and ...
February 20, 2020
Fracking debate causes tremors in battleground Pennsylvania
The notion of banning fracking is dividing the Democrats running for president and increasingly dividing Democrats in the ...
February 19, 2020
France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, ...
February 14, 2020
Ecologists hail freezing of funds for new Polish coal plant
A European group fighting climate change on Friday hailed the decision by two Polish energy companies to suspend financing ...
February 13, 2020
South Sudan ignores reports on oil pollution, birth defects
The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated ...
February 11, 2020
Dominion announces new greenhouse gas reduction goals
Dominion Energy announced Tuesday that it will aim to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, an acceleration of the ...
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