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Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California

LOS ANGELES - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U.S. safety officials said on Friday.

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California water officials approve voluntary cutbacks by growers

LOS ANGELES - California water regulators on Friday approved a plan by some of the state's most senior water rights holders to voluntarily cut water use by 25 percent in exchange for assurances that they would not face further curtailments during the growing season.

Environment, 23 May 2015

Shell CEO backs fossil fuels, climate change warnings: Guardian

- The world’s fossil fuel reserves cannot be burned unless some way is found to capture their carbon emissions, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said on Friday.

Environment, 23 May 2015

Monsanto's move on Syngenta could mean move away from glyphosate

- Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, is also known for the popularity of its Roundup herbicide, a weedkiller beloved by farmers and homeowners alike for its speed and deadly assault on tough weeds.

Environment, 22 May 2015

Oregon governor expands drought emergency zone, says water shortages imminent

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon Governor Kate Brown expanded the state's drought emergency to eight more counties on Friday amid a devastating West Coast drought and warned that water shortages could be imminent and a tough fire season may be ahead.

Environment, 23 May 2015
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