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Hundreds of Israelis surf against gas rig in Guinness record bid

HERZLIYA, Israel Hundreds of Israeli surfers in black skull-and-crossbones shirts took to the waves on Friday in what they said was a record-breaking protest against potential environmental damage from off-shore gas development.

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China cracks down on 'perfunctory' officials in pollution fight

SHANGHAI China is cracking down on officials who engage in perfunctory, or even fraudulent, environmental protection work as it bids to force local authorities to go the extra mile to fight pollution, the environment ministry said in notices issued this week.

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U.S. energy industry's methane gas emissions underestimated by EPA: study

WASHINGTON Oil and gas drilling gives off far more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the U.S. government estimates as leaky wells go unnoticed by federal regulators, scientists said on Thursday.

21 Jun 2018

Minnesota firms sue over Trump administration mine leases near wilderness

Minnesota outdoor recreation firms have sued the federal government over its decision to reinstate leases for a mine next to a state wilderness as part of the Trump administration's drive to allow mining in some of the country's wildest areas.

21 Jun 2018

China cracks down on 'perfunctory' officials in pollution fight

SHANGHAI China is cracking down on officials who engage in perfunctory, or even fraudulent, environmental protection work as it bids to force local authorities to go the extra mile to fight pollution, the environment ministry said in notices issued this week.

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