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EU nations threaten to block green energy rules at summit talks

BRUSSELS - EU leaders face a long day on Thursday as they seek to agree on a new decade of climate and energy policy at a summit in Brussels, with nations from Poland to Portugal threatening to block a deal.

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Boeing and Chinese partner to make jet fuel from 'gutter oil'

BEIJING - Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Portugal could block EU climate deal over connection target

BRUSSELS - Portugal warned on Wednesday it could block an EU plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions if other states at a summit this week reject a binding target for building cross-border power cables and pipelines.

Environment, 22 Oct 2014

Indian capital braces for worst air quality this festive week

NEW DELHI - Air quality in New Delhi will deteriorate to "severe" levels this week when Indians set off firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, a government scientist said, leaving many at risk of respiratory problems.

Environment, 21 Oct 2014

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO - Japanese prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the operator of the stricken nuclear plant into criminal court.

Environment, Japan 22 Oct 2014
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