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  • Redskins, Oil Secrets, Rail Report: Intellectual Property

    The Washington Redskins lost a trademark decision when a federal agency ruled the team’s name disparages American Indians, threatening millions of dollars in sales of products including football jerseys and beer coolers.

  • EPA Defeats Groups’ Push to Toughen Rules on Acid Rain

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in at least its sixth court victory this year in air- quality cases, defeated a challenge by environmental groups to its delay of new rules to combat acid rain.

  • Bellagio Fountains Blast as Vegas Glitz Obscures Drought

    The Bellagio Fountains gush 460 feet (140.2 meters) high every 15 minutes nightly. Golf courses carpet the desert, as they have since Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack played Las Vegas. And the casino restaurants still serve water without asking.

  • Environmentalists Sue U.S. to Stop Genetic-Hybrid Tree Tests in 7 States

    Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block tests of a genetically- engineered hybrid of the eucalyptus tree in “secret sites” across the southern states.

  • A Pistachio Farmer, Pom Wonderful, and the FTC

    On an unexpectedly rainy October day in Los Angeles, Stewart Resnick looks out the window of a third-floor conference room and shrugs. It's midway through California's biggest-ever pistachio harvest and the rain is yet another reminder, should anyone need it, of how important water is to his business. He helps himself to a half a vegetable wrap and a bottle of Fiji Water—one of the four big consumer brands Resnick owns—and takes his place at the head of the table, where senior executives of his private company, Roll International, have gathered to discuss how to sell 300 million pounds of pistachios.

  • California Sued for Allegedly Failing to Regulate Fracking

    California was sued for allegedly failing to regulate and supervise hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas companies under the state’s underground injection control program.

  • Conservation Groups Sue U.S. to Block Transcanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline

    Work on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Western Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, should be halted because the U.S. didn’t complete an environmental impact review, advocacy groups said in a lawsuit.

  • Bat Fungal-Disease Toll Advances to 6.7 Million in U.S., Canada

    A fungal disease has killed 6.7 million bats in North America, up from a prior estimate of 1 million, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a report, citing biologists.

  • Obama Will Use Nixon-Era Law to Fight Climate Change

    President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they should consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways.

  • U.S. Investment in Australian Gas Plant Faces Lawsuit

    The U.S. Export-Import Bank’s $3 billion in financing for a liquefied natural gas facility in Australia faces a legal challenge from conservation groups alleging the project threatens the Great Barrier Reef and marine life.

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