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  • Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.

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    A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck deep beneath a mountain range in Southern California on Monday, jangling the nerves of tennis stars competing in the nearby desert town of Indian Wells and rattling urban areas as far away as Los Angeles.

  • Shanghai government officials were scrambling to solve the mystery of nearly 3,000 dead pigs dumped in a suburban river that is an important source of the city's drinking water, the latest environmental crisis to hit China. The Financial Times reports.

  • The troubled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan.

    The crowds of anti-nuclear protesters have dwindled since Japan's "Summer of Discontent" last year, and a new government is keen to revive the country's atomic energy industry.

  • Pipe is stacked at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    The Keystone XL oil pipeline got a boost after the U.S. State Department said it would not likely change the rate at which Canada's oil sands are produced.

  • Winter Storm Heads East

    Winter storm 'Q' will bring rain and snow to the Northeast this weekend

  • With the ability to produce electricity far beyond the requirements of its population, Iceland is looking into the possibility of laying an enormous "extension cord", which would enable them to export to the huge European market.

  • Bob Dudley, CEO of BP.

    Unless the Justice Department and BP reach a last-minute settlement, the British oil company will return to court on Monday to face tens of billions of dollars in civil claims from the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig. The New York Times reports.

  • LeBeau: Tesla Test Drive

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau files a series of short reports from behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S that he is test driving from Washington to Boston. (2:49)

  • Fire boat response crews spray water on the blazing remnants of BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

    BP said the U.S. Department of Justice has backed its claim that oil it recovered at the 2010 spill site should be excluded from certain penalties it could face, potentially cutting its final fine by as much as $3.5 billion.

  • Workers of the Hellenic Gold company walk in a lot among burned-out cars in the forest of Skouries. Dozens of hooded men firebombed the premises, injuring a guard and damaging containers, cars and trucks.

    About 40 masked attackers raided a disputed gold-mining project in northern Greece early on Sunday, setting fire to machinery and lightly injuring four security guards, police said.

  • Massive Meteor Nails Russia

    A meteorite exploded over central Russia earlier today, and also an asteroid passed Earth today, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Asteroid Flies By Earth

    NBC's Jim Obert reports on an asteroid called 2012 D-A14 that is traveling within 17,000 miles of the Earth.

  • Nasdaq Moving Up Pre-Market Trading

    The Nasdaq plans to move up pre-market trading by 3 hours to 4 a.m., with CNBC's Kayla Tausche and Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief.

  • Bloomberg Hates Styrofoam

    New York City Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban styrofoam cups and containers, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • President Obama gave Congress an ultimatum on climate change in his State of the Union speech: Craft a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions or the White House will go it alone.

  • Natural gas policy came under the microscope on Tuesday as environmental and industry groups presented their views on the issue to Congress and divided along mostly familiar lines.

  • Tourists wearing the masks walk on the Tiananmen Square during severe pollution on January 31, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    Will air pollution, which doesn't respect lines on a map, ultimately cause more diplomatic skirmishes or worse, asks this environmental expert.

  • Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    The French and British governments promised on Saturday to punish those found responsible for selling horsemeat in beef products at the heart of a growing scandal.

  • Customers line up to fill up fuel tanks at a gas station Friday in Vauxhall, N.J.

    It's time for a stormy rerun -- not only of wind and heavy precipitation, but also of long lines at gas stations.