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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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.