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July 20, 2018 8:27 AM North Korea's economy just had its worst year in two decades

North Korea's economy has shifted into reverse following the introduction of crippling international sanctions targeting its nuclear weapons program. Estimates released by South Korea's central bank show that North Korea's economy shrank by 3.5% in 2017. This year is likely to be even more dire. The isolated state does not publish its own growth figures 44

July 18, 2018 3:48 PM U.S. EPA eases Obama-era standards on toxic coal ash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it has eased Obama-era standards on the disposal of toxic coal ash, a move expected to be the agency’s first revision of the standards and one that was slammed by environmentalists. The 2015 rule established minimum national standards for the disposal of coal ash, a byproduct 71

July 18, 2018 1:05 PM South Korea Suspects 9,000 Tons of North Korean Coal Made It Into the Country

It would be another example of Pyongyang exploiting gaps in the U.S.-led sanctions regime SEOUL—The South Korean government is investigating the whereabouts of thousands of tons of suspected North Korean coal that entered its ports last year despite a ban on such shipments, in what would be another example of Pyongyang exploiting gaps in the U.S.-led sanctions 34

July 12, 2018 5:19 PM U.S. accuses North Korea of U.N. sanctions breach, demands end to fuel sales

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused North Korea on Thursday of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum by making illicit transfers between ships at sea, according to a document seen by Reuters, and demanded an immediate end to all sales of the fuel. The United States submitted the complaint to the U.N. Security Council North 56

July 7, 2018 12:03 PM Acting EPA Chief Plans to Stick With Trump’s Priorities

Andrew Wheeler says the agency will push for changes in the Clean Power Plan and improve how it deals with polluters and environmental crises The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday he plans to stick with President Donald Trump’s priorities, including changing the Clean Power Plan, de-emphasizing climate-change initiatives 24

June 29, 2018 5:36 PM Pompeo tells China continued North Korea sanctions enforcement needed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed to China the importance of continued enforcement of sanctions on North Korea to press it to give up its nuclear weapons, after warning of signs of backsliding by Beijing. The State Department said Pompeo had spoken to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday and discussed efforts 55

June 11, 2018 10:50 PM Global Investment in Wind and Solar Energy Is Outshining Fossil Fuels

In 2016, about $297 billion was spent on renewables—compared with $143 billion on new nuclear, coal, gas and fuel-oil power plants, Global spending on renewable energy is outpacing investment in electricity from coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants, driven by falling costs of producing wind and solar power. More than half of the power-generating 71

June 5, 2018 8:46 PM China Offers to Buy Nearly $70 Billion of U.S. Products to Fend Off Trade Tariffs

Beijing says purchase hinges on whether Trump imposes threatened tariffs China offered to purchase nearly $70 billion of U.S. farm, manufacturing and energy products if the Trump administration abandons threatened tariffs, according to people briefed on the latest negotiations with American trade officials. In weekend talks in Beijing, Chinese negotiators 60

May 10, 2018 2:08 PM Clean technology facility draws $325M investment in Kentucky

Clean technology facility draws $325M investment in Kentucky A technology plant has announced a $325 million investment for the first of three facilities coming to a Kentucky county. WYMT-TV reports that RCL Chemical has partnered with Y2X Infrastructure to secure the funding for a facility to operate clean conversion of natural gas-to-liquids technology 55

March 28, 2018 12:08 PM Discord Grows After Russia Fire Kills Dozens of Children

Rumors spread about tragedy at Siberian mall, as Putin visits survivors, blames corruption MOSCOW—Russian officials said a shopping-mall fire Sunday in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo killed 64 people, but many people aren’t buying that account. Some Russians, shocked by video from the fire, agitated by online reports and habitually suspicious 87