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Paris Climate Change agreement passes key threshold

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Thirty-one countries formally joined the Paris climate change pact Wednesday, bringing the total number of countries ratifying the treaty to 60 and raising hopes that it will enter into effect by the end of the year. The number is higher than the 55-country threshold needed for the treaty to enter into force. But because together those ...

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Obama announces new Los Angeles-based manufacturing hub

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration selected a Los Angeles group Monday to lead an effort aimed at making manufacturing companies more competitive globally by helping them consume less energy and produce less waste. The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition in Los Angeles will receive $70 million from the federal government to establish the ninth of 15 “manufacturing hubs” that President ...

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India’s bid to join Nuclear Suppliers Group a point of pride

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of joining an elite group of nations allowed to control the global trade in nuclear materials, equipment and technology. Newspapers have run daily front-page stories heralding progress on the nuclear front ...

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Farm therapy, peach trees among ideas for dying coal country

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — Walking around on a former coal mine in Knott County earlier this week, Gregg Hewins saw something that surprised him: Peach trees. “Apparently people had taken lunch up there with them, tossed out a peach pit and it started growing,” he said. “That there is potential.” As coal mines continue to close across Appalachia, the race ...

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US stocks slip as energy companies fall with oil prices

US stocks slip as energy companies fall with oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in quiet trading Monday as energy companies dropped with the price of oil. Metals and chemicals companies also fell. Company earnings remain weak, and Xerox and drugmaker Perrigo tumbled after reporting disappointing results and cutting their forecasts for the year. Stocks looked like they were headed for big losses in the morning, as ...

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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Amarillo Globe-News. March 22, 2016. President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba is historic — for many reasons. However, before America buries history and “the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas” (as the president remarked Tuesday), we offer clarification on a few points — minus the political nonsense. — The president remarked that his visit to Cuba was ...

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Western Energy Alliance reacts to Obama’s announcement on methane emissions from existing wells

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DENVER – Western Energy Alliance released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement today to impose methane reductions on existing oil and natural gas wells. “President Obama’s announcement of further punitive measures on the oil and natural gas industry, which has already voluntarily decreased methane emissions by 21 percent even as natural gas production has soured 47 percent, continues policies that are counterproductive to ...

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US Congress backs court challenge to Obama’s climate plan

US Congress backs court challenge to Obama's climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 members of the U.S. Congress are backing a court challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. A brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington argues that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its legal authority and defied the will of Congress by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. ...

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Obama vows to press ahead after Clean Power Plan setback

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved. Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 ...

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$30 oil? Texas says bring it on

$30 oil? Texas says bring it on

Some parts of the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are profitable with oil below $30 a barrel, according to analysis by Bloomberg Intelligence. Wells in DeWitt County can be profitable with benchmark crude at a price as low as $22.52, which is $4 below its lowest price this year. Crude oil settled at $26.55 on Jan. 20, its weakest price ...

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