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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Breathing In China's Hazardous Air  Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    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.

  • How Cloud Technology Can Cut Energy Costs Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    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.

  • US Economy Over the Worst: KPMG Executive Survey Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    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.