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  • Matt Damon's clean water crusade HIT 1

    Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, talk about the global water crisis.

  • China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University. Rising incomes in Asia, burgeoning populations of young adults, rapid obsolescence of products due to technological innovation and changes in fashion, on top of illegal global trade in waste, are among factors driving the...

  • Here are five industries with promising futures, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, market research firm IBISWorld and financial information company Sageworks. According to an outlook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of the 20 occupations projected to have the highest percent increase in employment by 2024 are in the...

  • PARIS, Jan 12- French food services and facilities management group Sodexo said organic revenue fell 1.5 percent in the first quarter of the 2016/ 17 fiscal year, reflecting weakness in its energy and resources unit and higher year-ago comparables. Its clients range from the Royal Ascot Racecourse in England to the U.S. Marine Corps. Revenue reached 5.45 billion...

  • VICTORIA, British Columbia— Canada's Pacific Coast province of British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that would allow oil exports to Asia. Both the federal government and the provincial government of British Columbia and Alberta are trying to balance the oil industry's...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 11- British Columbia on Wednesday gave the green light to Kinder Morgan Inc's plan to nearly triple its Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which runs from Canada's oil sands through the province to a marine terminal on the Pacific Coast. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said in a statement the C $6.8 billion project had satisfied or was close to...

  • Dec 23- The United States' only permanent nuclear waste disposal site got the go-ahead on Friday to resume operations nearly three years after a radiation leak shut down the New Mexico facility. The U.S. Department of Energy said in a statement that disposal of nuclear waste at the site near Carlsbad could begin again as early as next month, following two safety...

  • *Beijing ends pollution red alert. BEIJING, Dec 22- Blue skies returned to Beijing on Thursday after winds dispelled dangerously high levels of air pollution that had blanketed the Chinese capital for five days prompting a pollution red alert, but large parts of northern China remain under choking smog. But high readings are still being recorded in other parts...

  • TOKYO, Dec 21- Japan on Wednesday formally pulled the plug on an $8.5 billion nuclear power project designed to realize a long-term aim for energy self-sufficiency after decades of development that yielded little electricity but plenty of controversy. Those like most other nuclear stations in Japan remain closed pending safety reviews or decisions on...

  • TOKYO, Dec 21- Japan on Wednesday formally pulled the plug on an $8.5 billion nuclear power project designed to realize a long-term aim for energy self-sufficiency after decades of development that yielded little electricity but plenty of controversy. Those like most other nuclear stations in Japan remain closed pending safety reviews or decisions on...

  • *Hundreds of factories near Beijing told to close, cut production. BEIJING, Dec 17- Beijing's city government ordered 1,200 factories near the Chinese capital, including a major oil refinery run by state oil giant Sinopec, to shut or cut output on Saturday after authorities issued the highest possible air pollution alert. The Beijing municipal government said...

  • BEIJING, Dec 17- Beijing's city government has ordered 1,200 factories near the Chinese capital, including an oil refinery run by state oil major Sinopec and a Cofco food plant, to either shut or cut output following its highest possible air pollution warning. The municipal government said in a statement Sinopec's 10 million tonne-per-year Yanshan refinery, a...

  • *Government increasing interest-free loan to Tokyo Electric. TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including decommissioning and compensation, to 21.5 trillion yen. "For now, we don't expect the costs to increase further, but new...

  • TOKYO, Dec 9- Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster including decommissioning and compensation to 21.5 trillion yen. In 2013, the ministry had calculated the cost at 11 trillion yen comprising 5.4 trillion yen for compensation, 2.5 trillion yen...

  • Dec 6- The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous electronic waste at facilities in Silicon Valley. Apple also agreed to increase inspections to settle allegations about facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the Agency's Department of Toxic...

  • Dec 6- The California Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said Apple Inc agreed to pay $450,000 to settle state claims that it had mishandled hazardous electronic waste at facilities in Silicon Valley. Apple also agreed to increase inspections to settle allegations about facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, the Agency's Department of Toxic...

  • LONDON, Nov 2- UK government measures to tackle air pollution still don't comply with European Union legislation to improve air quality and meet nitrogen dioxide limits, Britain's High Court ruled on Wednesday. The ruling comes a week after Britain gave the green light to build a new $22 billion runway at London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest airport,...

  • BERLIN, Oct 14- Germany's leading utilities will start contributing next year to a 23.6 billion euro fund as a condition for shifting liability for nuclear waste storage to the government, giving investors greater clarity over their future finances. The utilities will remain responsible for dismantling the country's nuclear plants, the last of which will be...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at U.S. power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and foster support for new nuclear projects, U.S. The U.S. government spent billions of dollars on the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada that was supposed to store nuclear waste permanently underground,...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 20- China's nuclear developers must seek the consent of local stakeholders before going ahead with new projects, according to draft rules published by the country's cabinet on Monday. "Japan's Fukushima accident once again created doubt about the safety of nuclear power among the public, and also caused feelings of fear and opposition to occur...