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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has selected Kristine Svinicki, chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to lead the panel for another five years. Svinicki has worked at the Energy Department and as a GOP aide to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Trump has proposed $120 million to revive the dormant Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in...

  • SHANGHAI, May 16- Air pollution in a key Chinese region surrounding Beijing worsened in the first four months of this year, despite tough new campaigns to enforce green regulations and punish offenders, official data published on Tuesday showed. In the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei region, average concentrations of small breathable particles known as PM2.5 rose...

  • Though the vast majority of such hard-rock mines are in the West, taxpayers are on the hook for more than $80 million in cleanup at two mines in Maine and Vermont. Those mines, along with two others in Vermont, are on the Environmental Protection Agency's list of national priorities. States have to pay 10 percent of such cleanup cost when EPA funds are used.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request from the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit canceled oral...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request made by the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit canceled...

  • APPEALS COURT GRANTS TRUMP REQUEST TO PUT HOLD ON CASE CHALLENGING OBAMA MERCURY AIR POLLUTION REGULATION.

  • Cramer Remix: Billions of dollars could be about to flood the stock market

    Jim Cramer reviews the impact of President Trump’s proposed tax cuts, and finds one juicy perk.

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer reviews the impact of President Trump’s proposed tax cuts, and finds one juicy perk.

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will debate legislation on Wednesday to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative John Shimkus has proposed draft legislation to restart the licensing of Yucca...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Shared office space company WeWork Cos is starting to expand with a broader real estate facilities management service, it said on Wednesday. WeWork is building on what it calls "on-site services" that began with an unnamed corporate client in Chicago that is reducing its leased space to two floors from three, said David Fano, the New York- based...

  • Michael Phelps: Making waves and saving water

    Olympian Michael Phelps talks about his efforts to increase people's awareness of water conservation, as well as transitioning his lifestyle outside the Olympics.

  • FRANKFURT/ MADRID, March 31- European private equity-owned metals recycling group Befesa is preparing a stock market listing in a deal potentially valuing the group at up to 1.2 billion euros, people close to the matter said. Befesa, which is headquartered in Luxembourg, could reach a market capitalisation of 1 billion to 1.2 billion euros in the initial public...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project. Most of Nevada's politicians question the long-term safety of the site and the transportation of radioactive waste through the state.

  • *Unions reveal incident with nuclear waste containers. PARIS, March 23- Flaws found in the production of nuclear waste containers highlight gaps in the safety culture at French nuclear group Areva's nuclear waste recycling facility at La Hague in Normandy, the firm's unions allege. An internal document from the La Hague CHSCT Health and Safety Committee, which...

  • *Unions says cost cuts, redundancies jeopardise safety. PARIS, March 23- Redundancies and cost savings are compromising safety at French nuclear group Areva's nuclear waste recycling facility at La Hague in Normandy, the firm's unions say in an internal document. In an undated and unsigned note from the Areva La Hague Health and Safety Committee, seen by Reuters,...

  • PARIS, March 23- Redundancies and cost savings are compromising safety at French nuclear group Areva's nuclear waste recyling facility at La Hague in Normandy, the firm's unions say in an internal document. In an undated and unsigned note from the Areva La Hague Health and Safety Committee, seen by Reuters, the plant's unions say that the Areva management's "...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality. The EPA would sustain the biggest cut of any federal agency in the White House 2018 budget, as...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday proposed a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, as the White House seeks to eliminate climate change programs and trim initiatives to protect air and water quality. The proposed cuts are a starting point in negotiations with Congress, and could be tempered.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White Houses fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. In 2010, then-President Barack Obama withdrew the license to store waste at Yucca amid opposition...