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  • *Brussels bombers at first eyed nuclear plant- media. PARIS/ FRANKFURT, March 30- Metre-thick concrete walls and 1950 s-style analog control rooms help protect nuclear plants from bomb attacks and computer hackers, but Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry's weak spots, security experts say. Concerns about nuclear terrorism...

  • SHANGHAI, March 23- The World Bank has approved a $500 million loan to China to support financing of projects to help control air pollution in and around Beijing. The money will help companies in Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin and neighbouring areas that are taking action to tackle air pollution under a prevention and control plan adopted by China's cabinet, the State...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 16- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday urged state and federal authorities to take measures to control air pollution, after the government declared an environmental emergency earlier this week due to severe air contamination. The government of Mexico City, which is home to over 20 million people, driving five million cars,...

  • Chief Justice John Roberts denied a petition made last week by the states, led by Michigan, to put the rule on hold after a federal appeals court decided in December to leave it intact while the EPA reassessed costs of implementing the regulation. The Supreme Court ruled last June that the EPA should have considered compliance costs when it decided to limit...

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO March 2- Mining company Samarco and its owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, reached a deal with the Brazilian government on Wednesday to pay an estimated 20 billion reais in damages over 15 years for a deadly dam spill in November. Considered Brazil's worst environmental disaster, the burst tailings dam in the state of Minas Gerais killed 19...

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO March 2- Mining company Samarco and its owners, BHP Billiton and Vale SA, reached a deal with the Brazilian government on Wednesday to pay an estimated 20 billion reais in damages over 15 years for a deadly dam spill in November. Considered Brazil's worst environmental disaster, the burst tailings dam in the state of Minas Gerais killed 19...

  • Could COP21 spark the end of the fossil era?

    Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, research fellow at University of New South Wales, says there is a consensus among most global nations that action needs to be taken.

  • COP21 is different from Kyoto Protocol: ACCEL

    The UN climate change summit COP21, is the first time countries will have legally-binding pledges, says Rosemary Lyster, director at the Australian Center for Climate and Environmental Law.

  • Can China clean up its toxic air?

    Alvin Lin, China climate and energy policy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, says a shift in China's environment is imminent as Beijing introduces tougher measures against air pollution.

  • The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said both the nurses and the doctors knew the patient's travel history, but released him, the New York Times reports.

  • Fish for sale at Onahama fishing port in Iwaki

    Satomi Inokoshi worries that her hometown is being spoiled by newcomers that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

  • BP won a legal reprieve in its effort to force the administrator of a settlement related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Colorado floods trigger oil spills

    NBC News' Joe Fryer reports Colorado is keeping an eye on 10 oil spills, where 2 are considered significant.

  • Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.

  • Breathing In China's Hazardous Air Quality

    Chinese media on Monday called on the government to improve air quality, days after the Beijing's pollution index went off the charts. CNBC's China correspondent Eunice Yoon reports from the Chinese capital.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

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    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.