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Some crude production restarts as cool weather saps Canadian wildfire

CALGARY, Alberta Some crude producers restarted operations on Tuesday in Canada's energy heartland as a mass evacuation of the Fort McMurray oil town entered its fourth week, though cool weather and light winds were helping firefighters dampen the blaze.

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Cambodia takes solace from plow ceremony amid worst drought in 50 years

PHNOM PENH As the worst drought in half a century delays rice planting in Cambodia, a pair of oxen on Tuesday delved into rice, corn and bean bowls at an annual plowing ceremony in an omen for good harvests for those crops in the year ahead. | Video

Water 24 May 2016

Climate change takes center stage at Exxon, Chevron annual meetings

HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp will face their toughest-ever push by shareholders concerned about a warming world at annual meetings on Wednesday, as the Paris accord to tackle climate change ratchets up investor pressure on two of the world's largest oil companies.

24 May 2016

Peru declares mining-related emergency in remote part of Amazon

LIMA Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a 60-day emergency in a remote part of the Amazon to curb high levels of mercury poisoning from rampant illegal gold mining, the country's environment minister said on Monday.

Water 23 May 2016

New Mexico sues EPA, mine owners over massive gold mine waste spill

New Mexico sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states.

Water 24 May 2016