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Top court declines Exxon's appeal in water pollution case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a ruling against Exxon Mobil Corp that ordered the company to pay $105 million in damages for polluting New York City's groundwater with a toxic gasoline additive.

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Landslide gains speed, threatens Wyoming resort homes

- A slow-moving landslide threatening the affluent Wyoming community of Jackson is picking up speed, with safety concerns prompting authorities to halt efforts to stabilize the area, city officials said on Friday.

Environment, 19 Apr 2014

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

- Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.

Environment, 18 Apr 2014

Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling

TOKYO - Japan said on Friday it would conduct a sharply scaled down form of its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling last month against the mainstay of its whaling program in the Antarctic.

Environment, Japan 18 Apr 2014

China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted

BEIJING - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

Environment, 17 Apr 2014

Apache CEO, Vermont activist build alliance on climate issues

NEW YORK - Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist.

Environment, 18 Apr 2014
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