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  • IWAKI, Japan, Aug 31- Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago.

  • *Carillion raises merger offer for third time. LONDON, Aug 19- British construction firm Carillion ramped up the pressure on Balfour Beatty to reopen merger talks on Tuesday, making a third offer which valued the engineering company at 2.1 billion pounds.

  • *Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights. MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 5- Relatives of Ebola victims in Liberia defied government orders and dumped infected bodies in the streets as West African governments struggled to enforce tough measures to curb an outbreak of the virus that has killed 887 people.

  • *Liberia deploys troops in Lofa County border region. *British Airways suspends Liberia, Sierra Leone flights.

  • BEIJING, Aug 4- Beijing will ban coal use in its six main districts by the end of 2020, state media cited the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau as saying, as the Chinese capital steps up efforts to combat air pollution.

  • July 29- Waste Management Inc said it would sell its waste-to-energy unit to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion in cash, to focus on its larger solid waste business.

  • July 29- Waste Management Inc said it would sell its waste-to-energy unit to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion in cash.

  • The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.

  • BEIJING, July 23- Beijing has closed the first of four large coal-fired power plants set to be decommissioned as part of the city's efforts to cut air pollution, official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing the local planning agency. Xinhua said the authorities had shut down the Gaojing Thermal Power Plant's six 100 megawatt generating units.

  • VANCOUVER, Washington, July 21- California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state.

  • PARIS, July 7- French gas and power group GDF Suez has bought the UK facilities management business of Australian property group Lend Lease, the firm said in a statement on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- A GlaxoSmithKline Plc plant in Canada that makes the flu vaccine Flulaval has been cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for failing to meet quality control standards.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a mixed ruling on a challenge to part of President Barack Obama's greenhouse gas regulations by exempting a small proportion of facilities from a federal air pollution program while allowing most major pollution sources, including power plants and refineries, to be included.

  • U.S. top court cuts back climate change regulation Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a mixed ruling on a challenge to part of President Barack Obama's initial wave of greenhouse gas regulations by exempting a small proportion of facilities from a federal air pollution program while allowing most major pollution sources, including power plants, to be included.

  • COLUMN-China can learn from U.S. how to cut smog: Kemp Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, June 20- New air pollution standards on emissions of mercury and other heavy metals from coal-fired power plants will avert up to 11,000 premature deaths every year in the United States.

  • VANCOUVER, June 17- Opponents of Enbridge Inc's proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline are vowing to ramp up their legal challenge to the politically charged project if Canada lives up to expectations and approves its construction.

  • *$6 bln plant closed three weeks ago after effluent spill. SYDNEY, May 30- New Caledonian authorities will allow mining giant Vale to restart nickel mining activities as early as Friday after suspending operations at the $6 billion plant more than three weeks ago due to an effluent spill.

  • Albany's tracks handle as much as a fourth of the oil pumped from North Dakota's booming Bakken Shale, or up to several 100- car trains per day, each carrying 70,000 barrels.

  • *Manlio Cerroni dominated trash disposal in and around Rome. ROME, May 25- Italian businessman Manlio Cerroni thinks a monument would be a fitting recognition of his services to Rome. Several local politicians from the Lazio region, of which Rome is the capital, are also due to stand trial for collusion.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- American Airlines, United Airlines and the World Trade Center leaseholder do not have to pay a property developer environmental cleanup costs from the Sept. 11, 2001 hijacked plane attacks, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday.