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May 8, 2015 EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world’s most widely used herbicide and plans to release a much-anticipated preliminary risk assessment no later than July, the regulator’s chief...

May 8, 2015 Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in British election

Source: Reuters

Prime Minister David Cameron won an emphatic election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters.

May 8, 2015 NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court

Source: Reuters

A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end the...

May 7, 2015 Alberta Sends Energy Shares Sliding

Source: Bloomberg

Canadian energy stocks from Suncor Energy Inc. to Enbridge Inc. tumbled after the New Democratic Party swept to power in Alberta, pledging to raise corporate taxes in an industry already buffeted by low oil prices and stalled...

May 7, 2015 China Ties Officials’ Promotions to Saving the Environment

Source: Time

Officials will be held accountable for the air, water and soil in areas under their control. Should they fail an environmental responsibility audit, promotions will be nixed.

May 7, 2015 EU agrees 'landmark' carbon market deal

Source: The Guardian

A deal to claw back hundreds of millions of surplus allowances from Europe’s emissions trading system (ETS) has been hailed as a watershed by environmentalists, MEPs and renewable industry groups.

May 7, 2015 European carmakers seek delay to tougher emissions testing

Source: Reuters

European carmakers are lobbying for a three year delay to new rules that would reduce the fuel-saving claims they can make for their vehicles, according to an industry paper seen by Reuters.

May 7, 2015 Dow turns negative for the year as Yellen warns of valuation risks

Source: MarketWatch

U.S. stocks sold off on Wednesday, building on steep losses from the previous session as Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen spooked investors by warning of potential pitfalls for investors, referring to stock values as...

May 7, 2015 California considers rules for making seawater drinkable amid drought

Source: Reuters

Water regulators in drought-stricken California on Wednesday were set to adopt new rules for desalination plants designed to make seawater drinkable in the latest effort to shore up water supplies as dry conditions stretch into a...

May 6, 2015 California water regulators approve massive cutback orders

Source: SF Gate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents...

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