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Trump administration scales back U.S. water protections

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration finalized a rule on Thursday to pare back the types of waterways protected from pollution under federal law, easing burdens on industries like agriculture and mining but angering environmental groups.

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': environment watchdog

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group. | Video

Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035

17 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit. | Video

U.S. states oppose Trump proposal to ship LNG by rail, citing safety risk

15 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to residents and emergency responders.

UPDATE 1-U.S. states oppose Trump proposal to ship LNG by rail, citing safety risk

15 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to residents and emergency responders.

U.S. states oppose Trump proposal to ship LNG by rail, citing safety risk

14 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that any leaks increase safety risks to residents and emergency responders.

U.S. delays ban on licenses for bomb-grade uranium exports for two years

09 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Energy Department has waived a ban on licenses for the export of weapons-grade uranium for making medical isotopes, which critics said raises proliferation risks and undermines companies that are converting to safer materials.

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dip, Trump policies put future cuts in doubt: study

07 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. emissions linked to climate change fell last year on a record drop in coal-fired power generation, but further declines are unlikely without rapid policy changes, according to an estimate released on Tuesday. | Video

U.S. sanctions block hurry-up work on Russian gas pipeline: officials

30 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON Any companies that rush to finish building a Russian natural gas export pipeline to Germany that came under U.S. sanctions this month risk being penalized, senior U.S. officials said on Sunday.

World News

China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.