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Air pollution kills over 5.5 million people worldwide annually 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Feb 13 : More than 5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution, and India and China together account for 55 percent of these deaths, new research has found.
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Senator wants independent testing of air in Porter Ranch area before residents move back 13.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The smell was gone.

A video released by state officials Friday showed the moment when the massive gas leak at a Southern California Gas well was finally plugged Thursday morning. Plumes of methane are seen billowing from the well, then the plume falters for moment before simply vanishing — ending...

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Bill gives sales tax break for coal-fired plant conversion 13.2.2016 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Senate has passed a bill that would give a sales tax break to the state's only coal-fired power plant if and when it converts to using biomass or natural gas for electric generation....
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US stocks surge on rising oil prices 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Feb 13 : US stocks rebounded strongly on Friday as investor sentiment was buoyed by spiking oil prices.
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Greeley man's death tank gauging at oil rig leads to $14,800 in fines 13.2.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Two oil field companies were fined a total of $14,800 for their role in fatally exposing a 57-year-old Greeley man to toxic vapors while he worked in the Weld County oil patch in ...
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Canada, US, Mexico to cooperate on climate change 13.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Ottawa, Feb 13 : Canada, the US and Mexico signed a deal in Winnipeg, Canada, on Friday to tap into energy cooperation among the three countries, National Resources Canada said.
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Oil prices soar on hopes of output cut 13.2.2016 BBC: Business
Oil prices surged as much as 12% on Friday after fresh suggestions that Opec nations were set to cut oil production.
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Scientists: air pollution led to more than 5.5 million premature deaths in 2013 13.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

More than half of the deaths were in India and China, and researchers compared air pollution problem to the conditions under centuries of industrial revolution

Air pollution caused more than 5.5 million people to die prematurely in 2013, according to research presented on Friday, with more than half of those deaths in India and China and illnesses in those countries almost certain to rise.

According to scientists from the US, Canada, China and India, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC, conditions caused by air pollution killed 1.6 million people in China and 1.4 million people in India in 2013.

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Canada, U.S. Mexico Sign Clean-Energy Agreement 13.2.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
The framework to cooperate on clean-energy development and initiatives to fight climate change comes as slumping oil and gas prices weigh heavily on resource-dependent economies globally.
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US stocks open higher as oil rebounds, banks rise 12.2.2016 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks opened higher, seeking their first gain this week, as beaten-down energy and financial companies rebounded.

Banks rose Friday after Deutsche Bank offered to buy more than $5 billion in bonds. Its shares were up 9%. JP Morgan Chase was up 5%.

Oil jumped 6%, helping to lift energy company...

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India, UAE strongly condemn state sponsors of terrorism 12.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, Feb 12 : India and the UAE have strongly condemned state sponsors of terrorism and use of terrorism as a state policy, according to a joint issued on Friday, the concluding day of the three-day visit to India of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the USE Armed Force Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
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More natural gas discovered in Myanmar 12.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 : More natural gas was discovered in the deep-sea offshore block AD-7 at Thalin (1) exploration well in Myanmar's western Rakhine Basin offshore, sources in the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise under the Ministry of Energy said on Friday.
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Environmentalists fight $7M Duke Energy pollution deal 12.2.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging in court a surprise deal in which North Carolina regulators settle decades of suspected groundwater pollution at Duke Energy’s coal ash pits for $7 million. A state Superior Court judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday as opponents seek to overturn the deal between Gov. Pat McCrory’s former […]
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La Plata County residents barrage BLM in support of oil and gas study 12.2.2016 Durango Herald
Support for the Bureau of Land Management to pursue a more intensive study in anticipation of new gas wells in Southwest Colorado received near unanimous favor Thursday at a public hearing held in Durango.Out of more than 20 speakers, mostly from La Plata County, there was only one voice of dissension: Farmington resident Charles...
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Hidden Dangers of the Oil-Price Shock 12.2.2016 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Trouble in one industry, even if it is small relative to the GDP, may spread through the economy.
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Startup's purchase of Queensland coalmine avoids environmental scrutiny 12.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

A loophole could mean a company that raised just $750,000 to buy a mine with a $120m clean-up liability does not need to seek a new environmental permit

A loophole in Queensland mining laws could allow a startup company to avoid government scrutiny of its suitability to operate a coalmine with a $120m-plus environmental liability after raising less than $750,000 from investors.

Batchfire Resources has inked a deal to buy Callide mine that may also not require it to seek a new environmental permit, sparing it from a possible hike in the amount of money it must guarantee for site rehabilitation should it go under.

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Supreme Court issues landmark stay in Clean Power Plan case 12.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, halted implementation of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan this week until it’s legality is decided. For coal-reliant communities like Moffat and Routt counties, the high court’s decision has real implications. According to Yampa Valley Data Partners, a nonprofit research organization, the top 10 taxpayers in Moffat County are all energy related with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the operator of Colorado’s second largest coal-fired power plant, coming in at number one. In 2014, Tri-State paid $5,762,011 in local taxes — accounting for almost one out of five dollars collected by the county. But the court’s decision goes well beyond providing insurance for Northwest Colorado’s tax base. Colorado is one of 29 states and numerous energy industry groups to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that the implementation of the Clean Power Plan has no legal foundation under the Clean Air Act. In an unprecedented move on ...
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Democrats pitch Keep it in the Ground bill to prohibit new fossil fuel extraction 12.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

The bill would ban coal, oil and gas extraction on US public land and is symbolic, as it has no chance of passing a Congress dominated by Republicans

Legislation that would ban coal, oil and gas extraction on US public land has been introduced in Congress in a timely act of Democratic defiance to the legal threat looming over Barack Obama’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

The Keep it in the Ground Act would prohibit the digging or drilling for fossil fuels on federal land or waters. A Senate version of the act has the support of several senior Democrats, including presidential nominee Bernie Sanders.

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Federal regulators look to cancel leases in Thompson Divide 11.2.2016 Denver Post: Business
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Federal land managers are moving toward a compromise between conservationists and energy officials about oil and gas leases in the Thompson ...
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The Oil Industry Won in Alberta. Now First Nations Look to Heal Their Land 11.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Byproducts of oil sands bitumen extraction, tailings ponds are an environmental hazard that wreaks havoc on the surrounding ecosystems. (Photo: Amanda Creech) More than 860 miles northeast of the Unist'ot'en clan's British Columbia blockade is the Athabasca river valley, where the five First Nations of the region know too well what it's like to live with big oil and gas in their backyard. Home to the third-largest proven reserves of crude oil in the world, the Alberta tar sands hold an estimated 17 Cleo Reese is an environmental activist and band councillor for Alberta's Fort Murray No. 468 First Nation. She has been a central organizer in the annual healing walks that have taken place in Alberta since 2010. "If the land is OK, the people are OK. But if the land needs healing, the people need healing, too," Reese says. (Photo: Amanda Creech)5 billion barrels and are exceeded in volume only by Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Here, First Nations engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with ...
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