U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
* Quebec to hold separate review of pipeline-reversal plan
WASHINGTON, May 23 - Quebec will announce within weeks that it will launch its own public review of a proposed pipeline that would deliver crude oil from western Canada to eastern markets, its environment minister said Thursday.
WASHINGTON, May 23 - A tax on carbon dioxide emissions could help the United States mitigate climate change while significantly increasing government revenue, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this week.
WASHINGTON - For years, Apple Inc kept a low profile in Washington as it grew into one of the most valuable companies in the world. Now the iPad maker has taken the lead, perhaps inadvertently, on a top priority for U.S. business: simplifying America's tax code.
WASHINGTON - Frogs, toads and salamanders have been in trouble for decades, but a new U.S. government study shows just how quickly many amphibians are disappearing from ponds and creeks across the United States.
Reuters Climate Panel
SHANGHAI - China may impose higher quality standards for imported and locally traded coal to cut air pollution, two sources said, in a move that could slash imports while boosting the fortunes of a faltering domestic industry.
There are high hopes that the natural gas extraction technique known hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will boost the economy and bring the U.S. closer to energy independence, but if the energy industry expects to break ground and fulfill a growing demand anytime soon, they need to make friends with the people who reside near the drilling rigs.
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- British police ponder conspiracy after soldier murder |
- Google faces new federal antitrust probe: source
- Proxy advisory firm settles SEC charges over data breach
- Former Goldman banker settles SEC 'pay-to-play' charges
- EU probes ally of Kosovo PM, ambassador for war crimes
- Jobs, housing data show economy has some muscle
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