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More cash for EU industry, eastern states in 2030 climate goals: draft

LONDON - Big emitting industries and poorer eastern member states in the European Union could get tens of billions of euros in additional funds next decade to help them meet the bloc’s 2030 energy and climate goals, a draft EU document showed.

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Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

- California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday.

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California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S

SACRAMENTO Calif. - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America.

30 Aug 2014

California plan for water tunnels violates environmental rules, EPA says

- A California plan to bore two massive water tunnels under the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta hit a barrier this week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and further degrade the delta's ecosystem.

Water 29 Aug 2014

U.S. officials seize invasive giant African snails

WASHINGTON - Agricultural inspectors have seized 1,304 giant African snails, one of the world's most destructive invasive species, from sites around the United States, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday.

29 Aug 2014