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  • The 179 patients who may have been infected by the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are being offered home testing kits that would be analyzed by the University of California, Los Angeles, hospital system, UCLA officials said. "The two scopes involved with the infection were immediately removed, and UCLA is now utilizing a decontamination process...

  • LOS ANGELES— A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the design of a hard-to-clean medical instrument used on more than half a million people in the U.S. every year. At least seven people— two of whom died— have been infected with a potentially lethal, antibiotic-resistant strain of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The world's oceans are clogged with plastic debris, but how much of it finds its way into the seas annually? China was responsible for the most ocean plastic pollution per year with an estimated 2.4 million tons, about 30 percent of the global total, followed by Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Egypt, Malaysia, Nigeria and...

  • TORONTO, Jan 22- A Canadian Supreme Court ruling on Thursday about a tiny landfill deal in British Columbia is set to make it a lot harder for Canada's competition watchdog to challenge potentially anti-competitive deals between companies, lawyers said. The ruling by Canada's top court foiled the Competition Bureau's bid to unwind privately-held Tervita's...

  • *Experts see IEA's $100 billion estimate as too low. The International Energy Agency said late last year that almost 200 of the 434 reactors in operation around the globe would be retired by 2040, and estimated the cost of decommissioning them at more than $100 billion. The IEA's head of power generation analysis, Marco Baroni, said that even excluding waste...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a New York real estate developer's lawsuit against the leaseholder of the destroyed World Trade Center and two airlines seeking environmental cleanup costs related to the Sept. 11, 2001 hijacked airliner attacks. In 2008, the developer sued American Airlines, United Airlines and parent...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. The EPA rule, if left intact, could help spur utility companies to shut down some coal-fired plants...

  • *Beijing to host APEC summit Nov. 5 to 11. *Steel output in 100- km radius of Beijing to be halted. BEIJING, Oct 31- Chinese steel mills, among the biggest in the world, are altering their production schedules to offset disruption from forced plant closures aimed at curbing choking air pollution during a summit of world leaders in Beijing next month.

  • *Some storage sites expected to be full by 2016. SEOUL, Oct 13- Among the usual commercials for beer, noodles and cars on South Korean TV, one item stands in marked contrast. It plans to cram those sites with more fuel than they were originally intended to hold while it looks for a permanent solution, suggesting little has been learned from the Fukushima disaster in...

  • Questions as Dallas hospital alters Ebola account Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    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.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 3- The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to release new guidelines later on Friday that will allow hospitals in Texas to safely dispose of Ebola-infected medical wastes, a DOT official said. The official said the DOT has issued a special waste management permit that will allow the Dallas hospital caring for the U.S.

  • DOT SPOKESMAN CONFIRMS IT HAS ISSUED SPECIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT PERMIT FOR TEXAS HOSPITAL CARING FOR EBOLA PATIENT.

  • US TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT EXPECTED TO RELEASE NEW EBOLA WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES LATER TODAY-CDC SPOKESMAN.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged on Monday after the British construction firm cut its profit forecast for the third time in less than five months, blaming increased losses on the mismanagement of a number of UK contracts.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged on Monday after the British construction firm cut its profit forecast for the third time in less than five months, blaming increased losses on the mismanagement of a number of UK contracts.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Shares in Balfour Beatty plunged on Monday after the British construction firm cut its profit forecast for the third time in less than five months, blaming increased losses on the mismanagement of a number of UK contracts.

  • Fukushima resentment grows in nearby Japanese city Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:59 PM ET
    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 wins reprieve over Gulf spill payouts Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:38 AM ET

    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  Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

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

  • China's Rising Environmental Challenge  Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

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