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United Kingdom

Timothy Gardner

U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut

18 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution.

U.S. states opposed to offshore drilling find hope in Zinke's words

17 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling, telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway, according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings.

Beer lovers face price spikes, shortages as climate changes - study

15 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Climate change will brew trouble for beer lovers in coming decades as it shrinks yields of barley, the top grain used to make the world's most popular alcoholic drink, a study published on Monday said.

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor's release, denies cutting deal

14 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish custody was a "tremendous step" towards improved relations with Turkey, but he denied cutting a deal with Ankara. | Video

Trump says U.S. would be 'punishing' itself if it halts Saudi arms sales

14 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States would be "punishing" itself by halting military sales to Saudi Arabia even if it is proven that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country's consulate in Istanbul.

Trump administration kills contract for plutonium-to-fuel plant

12 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration this week killed a contract for a project to convert plutonium from Cold War-era bombs into power, which it has said would cost tens of billions of dollars, after its supporters lost a legal battle.

Ex-U.S. energy head Moniz halts Saudi work over journalist's disappearance

10 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Wednesday he has suspended his role on the board of Saudi Arabia's planned mega city NEOM until more is known about the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Ex-U.S. energy head Moniz halts Saudi work over journalist's disappearance

10 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Wednesday he has suspended his role on the board of Saudi Arabia's planned mega city NEOM until more is known about the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Ex-U.S. energy head Moniz halts Saudi work over journalist's disappearance

10 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 10 Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Wednesday he has suspended his role on the board of Saudi Arabia's planned mega city NEOM until more is known about the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Oct. 2 after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

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