Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger suits unfurl a banner, protesting against Essar Group's coal mining plans in Mahan, at the Essar's headquarters in Mumbai. (Abhishek Shanker/ Bloomberg)

Indian billionaires ambushed as Greenpeace protests coal project

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Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger suits climbed atop the Mumbai headquarters of Essar Group and unfurled a banner protesting a coal-mining project proposed by billionaire brothers Shashikant and Ravikant Ruia.
Stoneham 18 rig works on a well in Oasis Petroleum's Red Bank area of West Williston in Williams County, North Dakota. (Vern Whitten)

Officials to review proposed North Dakota drilling rule

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The proposal has been criticized by some Republican lawmakers and oil and farm groups.
The drillship Noble Discoverer did preliminary drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea for Shell in 2012. An appeals court ruling Jan. 22, 2014, could delay  Shell's plans to return to the Alaskan offshore region in summer of 2014.

Appeals court ruling could delay further U.S. Arctic drilling

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco has revived a lawsuit challenging a sale of offshore Alaska oil leases, a ruling that could delay oil company efforts to explore there.
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European Union relaxes renewables target

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The European Commission is shying away from more ambitious mandatory renewable energy goals in its fight against climate change.
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Senator presses EPA to scrutinize refinery emissions

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At least one senator wants the EPA to expand its focus on greenhouse emissions to include gases from refineries in addition to power plants.
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Senators duel over climate change

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Senate Republicans and Democrats were battling over climate change Thursday, during a hearing on President Barack Obama’s plan to combat greenhouse gas pollution and deal with the unpredictable weather and geographic changes it causes.
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Anadarko unit pushes court to slash billions from its liability in Tronox case

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Investors boosted Anadarko Petroleum’s market value by $1.4 billion on Tuesday, a day after the company’s Kerr-McGee unit pushed back on a federal court’s ruling that it owes up to $14 billion in environmental and tort liabilities.
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US carbon emissions climb in 2013

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The U.S. likely sent more carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere in 2013 over the previous year, according to newly released government data, but energy analysts and environmentalists say it probably won’t change the nation’s overall downward track.
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Climate change warning stickers on gasoline pumps?

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A group of Bay Area environmentalists wants to slap warning stickers on gasoline pumps, telling drivers that the fuel they’re buying is cooking the planet. The stickers would constantly remind consumers of the link between driving and climate change.
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Republicans on climate panel want more time

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After a state climate panel missed a deadline to deliver recommendations on reducing carbon emissions in Washington state, two Republican members on the group said Wednesday they want another year to study the economic costs of proposals.