Energy industry

December 15, 2017 - 6:25 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Daniel Obrist, University of Massachusetts Lowell (THE CONVERSATION) Scientists have long understood that the Arctic is affected by mercury pollution, but know less about how it happens...
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December 14, 2017 - 1:04 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and a Florida-based environmental publication are arguing in court over whether something billed as a social movement can be sued. Energy Transfer Partners in August filed a lawsuit against Earth First, Greenpeace and...
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This Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo shows energy efficient motion activated LED lights, along with window light, that illuminate the Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, N.H. The brewhouse is taking advantage of special programs to use new technology to reduce its carbon footprint. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 14, 2017 - 10:37 am
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Since President Donald Trump vowed this summer to pull the United States out of an international climate accord, states looking to tackle carbon pollution have been forced to go it alone. More than a dozen formed an alliance committed to reducing emissions in line with the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 14, 2017 - 8:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russian president's annual news conference (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin say Moscow backs Iraq's unity in a dispute around the region of Kurdistan. Self-ruled Kurdish regional government last month accepted a federal court ruling that...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday April 8, 2016, a sign warns people not to enter the town of Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which houses the Mayak nuclear facility. Mayak is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country's biggest radioactive accidents. Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen, File)
December 13, 2017 - 9:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant's production cycle but said its levels are negligible. Russian officials...
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Environmental activists display a banner as they protest in support of the Paris climate accord, at Pantheon monument in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Banner reads : "Not one more euro for the energies of the past". More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes gives new momentum to the fight against global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 12, 2017 - 12:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected. Trump wasn't...
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, left, Sir Richard Branson, right, and special envoy to the U.N. for climate change Michael Bloomberg, second right, arrive for a meeting of philanthropists funding climate projects as part of the Climate Summit, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 12, 2017 - 11:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — An international summit Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement has drawn world leaders, celebrities, companies and environmental groups to the French capital, all aiming to keep up momentum on efforts to curb global warming. Financial institutions are...
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Special envoy to the United Nations for climate change Michael Bloomberg is welcomed by French President, left, before a lunch at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 12, 2017 - 10:18 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local): 4:15 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron's office has announced a dozen international projects that will inject hundreds of millions of dollars in efforts to curb climate change. The plans were presented at a...
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December 11, 2017 - 6:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government safety panel on Monday urged the temporary shutdown of twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac until their operator can finish inspections and repair coating gaps, after some members expressed concerns over a recent deal between the state and Enbridge Inc...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday April 8, 2016, a sign warns people not to enter the town of Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which houses the Mayak nuclear facility. Mayak is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country's biggest radioactive accidents. Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen, File)
December 08, 2017 - 10:40 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe this fall resulted from a nuclear fuel processing plant leak in the Ural mountains, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. Vladimir Boltunov of Russia's Rosatom state nuclear...
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