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U.S. court blocks Trump administration from ending oil, gas waste rule

WASHINGTON A U.S. court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from delaying or ending an Obama-era rule aimed at preventing oil and gas leaks during production, according to court documents, marking the fourth time either Congress or the courts have upheld the rule's implementation.

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Norway's wealth fund eyes low-carbon society in energy investments

OSLO Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will generally shun investments in energy sources such as coal that are unlikely to be needed in a future low-carbon society, it said on Friday.

23 Feb 2018

Britain puts $35 million into natural disaster hedge fund

LONDON Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance.

Water 23 Feb 2018

Five more charged in Tanzania for murder of anti-poaching activist

DAR ES SALAAM Five more suspects were charged in a Tanzanian court on Friday for the murder of prominent conservationist Wayne Lotter, bringing to eight the total number of people arraigned over the killing.

23 Feb 2018

How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

(This story corrects paragraph 35 to read "advance class" instead of "H-Class" in Feb 23 story.)

23 Feb 2018