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United States

Timothy Gardner

Turkish Cypriots seek end to natural gas dispute

Jan 18 2019

WASHINGTON Northern Cyprus wants to resolve a dispute over natural gas drilling with Greek Cypriots to avoid the possibility of its leading to wide instability, the breakaway state's deputy prime minister said after visits with Trump administration officials and U.S. lawmakers.

State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

Jan 18 2019

(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO's David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official)

Failure to curb climate change a top risk: Davos survey

Jan 16 2019

WASHINGTON The risk that global efforts to tackle climate change will fail has risen despite concerns about powerful storms, floods, and droughts, a survey released by the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday, days before its annual gathering in Davos.

House Democrats eye reported FBI probe of Trump

Jan 13 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives committee will look into a newspaper report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U.S. interests, the panel's Democratic chairman said on Saturday. | Video

U.S. carbon emissions spike in 2018 on industry, fuel demand

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, spiked last year after falling for the previous three, as cold weather spurred natural gas demand for heating and as the economy pushed planes and trucks to guzzle fuel, an estimate released on Tuesday showed.

U.S. carbon emissions spike in 2018 on industry, fuel demand

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 U.S. emissions of the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide spiked last year, after falling for the previous three, as cold weather spurred heating natural gas demand and as the economy pushed planes and trucks to guzzle fuel, an estimate released on Tuesday said.

U.S. LNG producers face risk unless trade war resolved: energy group

Jan 08 2019

WASHINGTON The nascent U.S. liquefied natural gas export industry has been particularly vulnerable to the U.S.-China trade war, the head of the American Petroleum Institute industry group said on Tuesday, adding that he hopes negotiators will soon resolve the dispute.

Shutdown risks delays to U.S. drilling, ethanol, wind initiatives

Jan 04 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months, energy industry groups said on Friday.

Nine U.S. states seek to stop Trump administration's Atlantic oil testing

Dec 20 2018

WASHINGTON Attorneys general from nine U.S. states sued the Trump administration on Thursday to stop future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits off the East Coast, joining a lawsuit from environmentalists concerned the tests harm whales and dolphins.

U.S. lawmakers seek oversight over any Saudi nuclear power deal

Dec 19 2018

WASHINGTON Lawmakers from both U.S. parties introduced legislation on Wednesday to give Congress more say in any deal on civil nuclear power cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

World News

Assad blocks access to Damascus for EU envoys: diplomats

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has revoked special visas for European Union diplomats and officials traveling regularly between Beirut and Damascus, complicating efforts to distribute aid to civil war victims, three senior EU diplomats said.