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Dakota Access company files motion to halt environmental study

HOUSTON Energy Transfer Partners has filed a motion to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from initiating an environmental study for its controversial Dakota Access pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

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Antarctic ice floe crack forces UK scientists to leave

LONDON The British Antarctic Society is recalling scientists from its Halley VI polar research base in March after a fissure developed in the ice sheet.

Science, 17 Jan 2017

Greenpeace slams HSBC for funding destructive Indonesian palm oil firms

JAKARTA Environmental group Greenpeace International on Tuesday slammed HSBC Holdings Plc for allegedly funding palm oil companies in Indonesia that it says have destroyed tropical rainforests.

17 Jan 2017

Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship as subsidies to be slashed

TOKYO Nearly six years after Noriko Matsumoto and her children fled Japan's Fukushima region, fearing for their health after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, they confront a new potential hardship - the slashing of vital housing subsidies.

Japan 17 Jan 2017

Low-lying Micronesia hopes Trump reconsiders his stand on climate change

TOKYO The Pacific island state of Micronesia hopes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump changes his view on climate change, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding that global warming poses the biggest threat to low-lying island countries.

17 Jan 2017