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US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change
Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to combat climate change. Full Story

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new... Full Story

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Hemp is legal in Canada, and North Dakota is one of 15 states with laws that allow limited hemp production. However, under the Farm Bill, importing hemp seeds requires permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Full Story

Plan Seeks Phosphorus Cuts To Stop Lake Erie Algae

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms. Full Story

Report: Keystone Contractor Followed Federal Rules

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Environmental groups have criticized the State Department's hiring of ERM, saying the firm should be disqualified because of its previous work for TransCanada. Full Story

State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline Will Not Impact Carbon Emissions

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:52 PM

State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline Will Not Impact Carbon Emissions
Late last week, the State Department announced that it has no major environmental objections to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. Full Story

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and... Full Story

TransCanada Will Look At Rail If Keystone Rejected

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Obama's initial rejection of the pipeline went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports. Full Story

Train Carrying Oil Derails, Catches Fire In Canada

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Of the 17 cars that derailed late Tuesday in New Brunswick province, five contain crude oil and four contain propane. Full Story

After 20 Years NAFTA Hasn't Closed Mexico Wage Gap

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:53 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the treaty never met many of its sweeping promises to close Mexico's wage gap with the United States. Full Story

Utility Linemen Brave Cold, Ice To Restore Power

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators. Full Story

Market to Market (December 20, 2013)

posted on December 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Market to Market (December 20, 2013)
Full Program: Arid conditions stoke wildfires in California, but the rest of the country could see a break in the weather. The “Oracle of Omaha” gets a larger stake in wind power, as lawmakers call for reforms in renewable energy policy. Locomotives roll... Full Story

Canada and European Union Strike Tentative Free Trade Deal

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Canada and the European Union have struck a tentative free trade deal meant to boost growth and jobs and which European officials hope will provide a blueprint for a much larger — but more challenging — trade pact with the U.S. Full Story

Keystone Pipeline Progress Moves Market

posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Reports said that Transcanada is close to completing work on the southern portion of its Keystone pipeline expansion. That could mean as much as 700,000 barrels a day moving out of Cushing, Oklahoma, the pricing point for U.S. benchmark oil. The... Full Story

Canada PM Won't Accept US Rejection of Keystone XL

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. Full Story
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