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Chamber of Commerce unenthusiastic about proposed EPA plan to limit carbon emissions at new power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, in a bid to implement President Barack Obama’s plan to fight climate change. The move marks the “first milestone” of a major part of the Climate Action Plan announced in June by the US…

The car of the future will be made from seawater

Hey, maybe we can drink our way out of this mess after all. ARPA-E, the Energy Department’s cutting-edge technology funding branch, has just released grants totaling $66 million for transformative automotive and energy projects, and among the goodies…  …

New FBI director James Comey defends Obama’s surveillance program

The FBI’s new director says he supports the government’s electronic surveillance program as a useful, “legal” tool, even though he opposed eavesdropping activities under ex-president George W. Bush. Two weeks after taking over at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey said in an interview with AFP and several other…

Richmond, CA mayor considers using ‘Eminent Domain’ to prevent banks from foreclosing on residents’ homes

Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, a former teacher and member of the Green Party, is on a crusade to stop foreclosures she says have devastated her working-class, predominantly minority community.;  …

Stephen King slams ‘Twilight’ franchise as ‘tweenage porn’

Bestselling horror novelist dismisses Stephenie Meyer series and 50 Shades phenomenon, but praises JK Rowling Stephen King, the prolific and best-selling patriarch of the horror novel, has used a rare interview to express disdain for modern pretenders to his title, dismissing the Twilight franchise as “tweenager porn” and calling The…

China will negotiate on nationalized islands if Japan admits they’re in dispute

China said Friday that it was ready to talk to Japan over an increasingly heated maritime row, but only if Tokyo declares the islands to be disputed. Foreign Minister Wang Yi faced questions about ties with the U.S. ally during a visit to Washington, where he called for mutual respect…

New book reveals: Queen Elizabeth’s a major dog person

Queen Elizabeth II is so fond of her corgis that she personally supervises their daily meal and pours the gravy for them herself, according to a new book on British royal pets since the 16th century. “Pets by Royal Appointment”, by author Brian Hoey, who has written about Buckingham Palace…

Biden emphasizes trade in trip to Mexico

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden touted immigration reform and trade with Mexico during talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City on Friday, skirting a thorny spying scandal. Visiting the southern neighbor four months after U.S. President Barack Obama, Biden sought to put the focus again on economic ties…

Researchers brace for latest corporate push questioning climate change

Climate change summit braced for counterblast from sceptics as report warns greenhouse gas emissions still increasing Big companies are paying contrarians to undermine the work of climate scientists, according to a top UN official speaking before the release of a landmark review of climate science this weekby international researchers next…

Apple CEO joins Twitter amid rush for new iPhones

Apple chief executive Tim Cook joined Twitter on Friday, as huge crowds formed around the world to buy up the California giant’s two new iPhones. In his first tweet, Cook described his visit to customers waiting for iPhones near the company’s headquarters. “Visited Retail Stores in Palo Alto today. Seeing…

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