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  • Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. The EPA said most of the metals consisted of small particles and came from Cement Creek, a tributary that carried the water from the mine to the Animas. An EPA- led cleanup crew...

  • *China needs top notch waste management technology. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- Beijing Enterprise is buying German waste management company Energy from Waste for 1.4 billion euros as China sets about tackling its pollution and waste recycling problems. China set a target to spend about $16 billion between 2013 and 2016 to improve sewage disposal and garbage treatment...

  • *China needs top notch waste management technology. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- Beijing Enterprise has struck a deal to buy German waste management company Energy from Waste for 1.4 billion euros as China sets about tackling its huge problems with pollution and recycling more of its waste. China set a target to spend about $16 billion between 2013 and 2016 to improve...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- China's capital has become notorious for its smog but the biggest contributors to local air pollution are industrial furnaces, district heating systems, residential fires and trucks rather than power plants. In 2013, the air over Beijing contained an average of 88 micrograms of PM2.5 per cubic metre, compared with just 14-16 micrograms in the air...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— A former environmental consultant at a chemical distributor was sentenced to three years' probation and fined $10,000 Monday for a 2014 chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians. Robert Reynolds was the first of six ex- Freedom Industries officials to be sentenced on pollution charges in federal court...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the EPA must begin the rulemaking process for the hard-rock mining industry before the end of this year. The EPA agreed to take the actions listed in the order after it was sued in 2014 by six environmental groups. "Decades of EPA inaction has laid the intolerable burden of toxic cleanup on the...

  • PITTSFIELD, Mass.— General Electric is objecting to a $619 million federal proposal to clean chemicals from a stretch of the Housatonic River in western Massachusetts. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed cleaning PCBs from more than 400 acres along a 10.5- mile stretch in Pittsfield and Lenox. GE discharged PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls,...

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials notified Sandoval last month that if they didn't hear from him by Friday, they'd formally propose placing Yerington's former Anaconda copper mine on the Superfund's National Priority List as soon as March. In a letter to the EPA, Sandoval said he is not yet convinced such a listing is in the state's best interest...

  • Browning-Ferris appeals key U.S. labor board ruling Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 6:20 PM ET

    Jan 22- A California waste management company has launched a legal challenge to a new U.S. labor board standard for "joint employment" that could make it easier for unions and regulators to hold companies accountable for the practices of staffing agencies, contractors and franchisees with which they partner. Browning-Ferris Industries, a subsidiary of...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 20- Air pollution levels fell in most cities in China last year, environmental group Greenpeace said on Wednesday, but a humid and windless winter shrouded swaths of the country in choking smog, slowing improvement in the second half. "Despite Beijing's choking winter of red alerts, data from 2015 clearly shows a continued positive trend in Beijing...

  • Jan 5- Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc, a U.S. provider of environmental services to the energy sector, has been working with investment bank Lazard Ltd on restructuring its debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Scottsdale, Arizona- based Nuverra has been weighed down by debt that totaled $520 million as of Sept. 30. Nuverra, with a market cap...

  • *India has 13 of world's 20 most polluted cities- WHO. NEW DELHI, Dec 3- India will force all commercial trucks more than 15 years old off the road from April and is reviewing how it checks vehicle emissions, a senior transport official said, as the government tries to curb soaring urban air pollution. The World Health Organization said last year that India had 13 of the...

  • India to ban old trucks as cities choke on dirty air Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    *India has 13 of world's 20 most polluted cities- WHO. NEW DELHI, Dec 3- India will force all commercial trucks more than 15 years old off the road from April and is reviewing how it checks vehicle emissions, a senior transport official said, as the government tries to curb soaring urban air pollution. The World Health Organization said last year that India had 13 of the...

  • *Recycling target set at 65 percent for 2030. BRUSSELS, Dec 2- The European Union aims to ensure that 65 percent of household waste is recycled by 2030, up from less than half currently, under revised new waste management rules proposed on Wednesday. The European Commission is seeking to reduce the amounts of metals, plastic, food and other biomatter that end up in...

  • Could COP21 spark the end of the fossil era? Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Could COP21 spark the end of the fossil era?

    Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, research fellow at University of New South Wales, says there is a consensus among most global nations that action needs to be taken.

  • COP21 is different from Kyoto Protocol: ACCEL Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 5:32 PM ET
    COP21 is different from Kyoto Protocol: ACCEL

    The UN climate change summit COP21, is the first time countries will have legally-binding pledges, says Rosemary Lyster, director at the Australian Center for Climate and Environmental Law.

  • *Unusually for China, state firms may bid against each other. HONG KONG/ FRANKFURT, Nov 17- At least three Chinese state-owned enterprises are bidding for a German waste management company, underscoring China's desire to acquire advanced technology to tackle a growing refuse problem, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Chinese state-backed Beijing...

  • Finland approves underground nuclear waste storage plan Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Nov 12- Finland has become the first country in the world to give a construction licence for a permanent underground nuclear waste repository, the centre-right government said on Thursday. It approved Posiva Oy's plan to construct a spent nuclear fuel encapsulation plant and disposal facility at the island of Olkiluoto, western Finland.

  • Can China clean up its toxic air? Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 8:40 PM ET
    Can China clean up its toxic air?

    Alvin Lin, China climate and energy policy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, says a shift in China's environment is imminent as Beijing introduces tougher measures against air pollution.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct 2- New Hampshire's top court on Friday upheld a $236 million judgment against Exxon Mobil Corp over groundwater contamination linked to gasoline additive MTBE. "This is the most significant environmental victory in the history of the state," New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said in a statement on Friday. "MTBE contamination has...