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  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- A California waste management company on Thursday asked a U.S. appeals court to overturn a contentious labor board decision on "joint employment" that could make it easier to hold companies accountable for the labor practices of the staffing agencies, contractors and franchisees with which they partner. Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S....

  • Any lingering doubts that air pollution has moved to the very top of Beijing's political agenda should be dispelled. Targets have been set to reduce pollution in Beijing and Tianjin as well as 26 other cities in the provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong and Henan. But the potential disruptive effects of Beijing's full-out war on pollution will run the gamut of the...

  • 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...

  • 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...