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  • 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...

  • ATLANTA— Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday— through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline— after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500- foot section of pipe serving as the bypass is now complete, but supply...

  • Sept 19- California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change. Under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the state will cut emissions of methane from dairy cows and other...

  • A QuikTrip spokesman says 21 of the 37 stores in the Charlotte, North Carolina area were out of unleaded gas Monday afternoon. Chuck Barton said that in metro Atlanta, more than 60 of the 131 QuikTrip stores were also out of unleaded gas Monday afternoon. Gas shortages across the South are blamed on a pipeline rupture near Helena, Alabama.

  • National Park Service turns 100

    Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," talks about the nation's national park system and how visitors can find a park near them.

  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO PAY $12 MLN FINE AND SPEND $3 MLN ON AIR POLLUTION MITIGATION PROJECT- U.S. GOVERNMENT.

  • EHRENFELD, Pa., Aug 9- From Appalachia to Wyoming, surging demand for cheap natural gas, tougher environmental regulations and multiple coal company bankruptcies have left behind a devastated coal business, lost jobs and billions of dollars in cleanup work. Many of the jobs are gone for good, but ex-miners can repair the damaged land and shape a post-coal economy,...

  • The justices opted not to hear the states' appeal of a December U.S. appeals court decision allowing the mercury rules to remain intact while the administration responded to last year's Supreme Court ruling that the government should have considered the compliance costs when crafting the regulations. Monday's action marked the second time this year the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that left in place Obama administration environmental regulations limiting power plant emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants while the Environmental Protection Agency revised them. The justices opted not to hear an appeal by 20 states led by Michigan of a December...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower-court ruling that left in place Obama administration environmental regulations limiting power plant emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants while the Environmental Protection Agency revised them. The justices opted not to hear an appeal by 20 states led by Michigan of a December...

  • LONDON, June 9- Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths and represent an economic cost of around $2.6 trillion a year by 2060 unless action is taken, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a report released on Thursday. The OECD examined the economic consequences of air pollution and found that it could cost...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7- A California waste management company at the center of a closely watched case told a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday that the new U.S. labor board standard for "joint employment" is so broad and vague that it makes it impossible for employers to structure their business relationships with contractors. Browning-Ferris Industries, a...

  • The business of cleaning up

    CNBC's Mary Thompson looks at the dirty job of cleaning up around the country and how jobs are growing in the environmental engineering industry.

  • Where the jobs are: Environmental engineering

    Those in the business of cleaning up are cleaning up when it comes to job opportunities, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • BERLIN, April 27- German utilities will be asked to pay 23.3 billion euros into a state fund to cover the costs of nuclear waste storage, members of a nuclear commission tasked with securing funds for the country's nuclear exit said on Wednesday. The funds would be transferred in cash, senior commission member Juergen Trittin said during a news conference to...

  • *At the lower end of a 6 bln- 18 bln euro range. Utilities will be asked to pay 23.3 billion euros into a state fund to cover the costs of nuclear waste storage, members of a commission tasked with securing funds needed for Germany's nuclear exit told Reuters on Wednesday. In exchange, Germany's "big four" energy firms- E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall- will be able to shake off...

  • *At the lower end of a 6- 18 billion euro range. This would be a surcharge of about 6 billion euros on 17.2 billion euros in storage provisions that Germany's big four utilities- E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall- have set aside so far. Shares in E.ON and RWE rose on the news and were up 3.1 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively as the surcharge is at the lower end of a 6- 18 billion...

  • BERLIN, April 26- German utilities should be allowed more time to pay a surcharge of some 7 billion euros for the storage of nuclear waste from decommissioned plants, a member of the nuclear commission said on Tuesday. "Our proposal is that the utilities pay the surcharge when they start making money again," Juergen Trittin, a co-head of the government-appointed...

  • BERLIN, April 26- German utilities should be allowed more time to pay a surcharge of some 7 billion euros for the storage of nuclear waste from decommissioned plants, a member of the nuclear commission said on Tuesday. "Our proposal is that the utilities pay the surcharge when they start making money again," Juergen Trittin, a co-head of the government-appointed...