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March 2, 2015 Fracking boosters, foes ponder what’s nextSource: Democrat & Chronicle
The decision has reverberated from the state Capitol down Interstate 88 to the Southern Tier and beyond, leaving Diffendorf, Hamlin and the thousands of others who participated in the often-heated debate on shale-gas drilling to...
March 2, 2015 EU lawmakers back new limit for food-based biofuelSource: Reuters
A European Parliamentary committee on Tuesday backed a new limit on traditional biofuels made from food crops that critics say stoke inflation and do more harm than good to the environment.
China‘s environmental ministry has ordered local governments in two key steel-producing cities to take tougher action against polluters from the sector as part of efforts to improve air quality.
February 27, 2015 Czech tax on carbon permits incompatible with EU law: courtSource: Reuters
A Czech tax imposed in 2011 and 2012 on carbon emission allowances granted to companies for free breached a European Union directive, the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.
In new Hearings of the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform on February 26, 2014, J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General, said he is investigating possible criminal activity at the IRS. The hearings also revealed...
February 27, 2015 What You Need to Know About the Net Neutrality DecisionSource: Bloomberg
The 3-to-2 Federal Communications Commission vote largely enshrines current practices of the major providers, such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon Communications, and as such probably won’t hold any immediate effects for the...
February 26, 2015 FCC Decision on Net Neutrality: What Does it Mean?Source: NBC News
The battle over net neutrality is expected to reach a crucial milestone on Thursday as the FCC votes on whether the Internet should be regulated like a public utility.
SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed plans on Thursday to introduce country-of-origin labelling in the wake of a hepatitis A outbreak, potentially risking contravention of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules
February 26, 2015 Hackers controlling millions of PCs disrupted in Europol sweepSource: Reuters
A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted by European police with assistance from three technology companies,...
February 26, 2015 Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent disputeSource: SF Gate
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company.
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