WASHINGTON—Officials from President Donald Trump's administration are reviewing the content of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website, but have no immediate plans to remove the website content on climate change, The Hill quoted an EPA spokesman as saying on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
U.S. oil producer Hess Corp. posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday, Jan. 25, helped by cost cuts, and executives forecast a rebound in activity this year as crude prices edge higher. The cautiously optimistic outlook for 2017 comes as the number of drilling rigs and other oilfield equipment deployed across the United States continues to rise, with oil executives betting their industry is on the rebound after a two-year price downturn.
NEW YORK/CHICAGO - The Environmental Protection Agency will delay implementation of the Renewable Fuels Standard and the Agriculture Department will pause rules affecting livestock as part of a freeze on regulations imposed by President Donald Trump's administration, trade groups said on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Trump's regulatory freeze has created uncertainties in rural communities - areas which helped propel him into office.
WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, Jan. 23, distancing America from its Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises. Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States from the 12-nation TPP.
CHICAGO — U.S. farmers were poised to plant more than 90 million acres of soybeans this spring, topping the record high set last year by about 7 million acres, a Farm Futures survey of growers indicated on Thursday. Farm Futures' survey of 1,060 producers projected U.S. soybean plantings at 90.52 million acres, up from 83.4 million in 2016. The survey put U.S. corn seedings at 90.49 million acres, down from the 94.0 million acres farmers planted last year.
NEW YORK — More than 60 percent of Americans would like to see the U.S.
OSLO, Norway -- World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The data, supported by findings from other organizations, was issued two days before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause.
CALGARY, Alberta - A section of an intra-provincial oilfield pipeline under construction in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta needs replacement after being damaged by an act of "mischief," authorities said on Monday. The incident happened in Hythe, about 500 km (310 miles) northwest of the provincial capital of Edmonton, late on Saturday and was reported to police on Sunday.
LONDON - Britain will leave the EU's single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a "soft Brexit". In a long-awaited speech in which she sought to define the country's future as a global player that aims to trade freely far beyond Europe, May said the final exit deal would be put to parliament for a vote.