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  • OPPORTUNITY, Mont.— George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Residents rallied to keep the stack as part of the legacy of southwestern Montana's mining days, when copper was king and the ore processed in the nearby town of Anaconda was used to electrify the United States. Three years after BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co....

  • BERLIN— Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year. The measure was passed Tuesday by Baden-Wuerttemberg's state government, a coalition of the environmentalist Green Party and Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union. Stuttgart is home to German automakers...

  • HOUSTON _ Waste Management Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $335 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.42 billion.

  • SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Feb 16- In its' war' on hazardous air pollution, China's government has a dilemma: it needs to be open about air quality data to hold polluters to account, but worries that too much bad news from alternative, independent sources could stoke public unrest. The conflicting approach reflects a broader debate about China's appetite for political...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility. Todd Shrader, manager of the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office, acknowledged that...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 27- Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA agreed to buy a controlling stake in environmental services company Cetrel SA for 610 million reais from Odebrecht Utilities SA, Braskem said on Friday in a securities filing. Odebrecht Utilities is an arm of Brazilian engineering group Odebrecht SA, which is ensnared in the country's...

  • Jan 26- A small hole on a weld between two segments of a shallow four-inch pipe has been discovered on a pipeline that leaked some 200,000 liters of oil onto aboriginal land in Saskatchewan last week, provincial officials said on Thursday. They also said the roughly 2- kilometer- stretch of pipeline, which is owned by Tundra Energy Marketing Inc and feeds into the...

  • Jan 26- Magellan Midstream Partners LP said on Thursday its refined products pipeline in Worth County, Iowa, remained shut after spilling about 3,300 barrels of diesel. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, however, said on Wednesday that weather conditions, including high winds and blowing snow, were affecting cleanup efforts. "At the time of the incident,...

  • Jan 26- A plan to remove spent nuclear fuel from Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings Inc's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant hit by the March 2011 tsunami has been postponed again due to delays in preparation, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday. Work is now set to begin in fiscal 2018 at the earliest, the Nikkei said. Removal of the spent fuel from the No. 3...

  • TORONTO, Jan 24- An investigation into an oil spill on an aboriginal reserve in western Canada will include checks of leak-detection measures, Saskatchewan's energy minister said on Tuesday, as crews prepare to excavate the site to confirm the spill's source. "We need to obviously as part of that investigation make that determination of when exactly the leak...

  • TORONTO, Jan 24- The oil spill clean up on an aboriginal reserve in western Canada continued on Tuesday as crews prepared to excavate the site to determine the source of the leak, the provincial government of Saskatchewan said. Crescent Point Energy Corp said it also has assets in the area that collect crude from its southeast Saskatchewan production, but they...

  • TORONTO, Jan 24- The oil spill clean up on an aboriginal reserve in western Canada continued on Tuesday as crews prepared to excavate the site to determine the source of the leak, the provincial government said. Tundra, a privately held unit of Canadian grain trading and energy conglomerate James Richardson and Sons Ltd, released a statement saying it is...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...