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Green group praises Bush on climate remarks


WASHINGTON - Billionaire activist Tom Steyer's climate change advocacy group offered unexpected praise on Friday to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush for saying the United States should work with the world to reduce carbon emissions.

U.S., China top dumping of electronic waste; little recycled

OSLO - The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a U.N. study said on Sunday.

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Torrential rain floods Houston before heading toward New Orleans

- Torrential rain triggered flooding on the streets of Houston and sent spectators fleeing from a circus south of the Texas city, officials said on Saturday, as the storm system headed east toward Louisiana and neighboring states.

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California revises drought plan after pressure from cities

LOS ANGELES - California water regulators on Saturday revised a still-tentative drought plan by easing cuts for Los Angeles and San Diego and bumping up reduction targets in the areas that consume the most water.

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Renewable energy surge revives Europe's power trade

FRANKFURT/LONDON - The rise of renewable energy is delivering a boost to Europe's declining power market as traders get busy in short term deals to juggle unpredictable supplies of wind and solar.

Global Energy News 17 Apr 2015

California environmental groups sue over refinery marine terminal

SAN FRANCISCO - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against California on Friday, saying the state did not adequately consider environmental factors when it approved a 30-year lease last month for a marine terminal at Tesoro Corp's refinery near San Francisco Bay.

17 Apr 2015

'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

GENEVA - 'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday.

Natural Disasters 17 Apr 2015

Phillips 66 says pipeline leaked diesel into Mississippi River

- Phillips 66 said it discovered a diesel fuel leak from a company-operated pipeline between a terminal in Hartford, Illinois, and the terminal's barge dock on the Mississippi River Friday morning.

17 Apr 2015

India takes 'significant step' in HFC decision: U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON - India's surprise decision to agree to phase-down the use of a potent greenhouse gas after years of opposition is a "significant step" toward global action to address climate change, the U.S. State Department's climate change envoy said Friday.

Global Energy News 17 Apr 2015