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  • TOKYO, Feb 9- Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry, shut down in the wake of the Fukushima disaster almost three years ago.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

  • Drought forces California farmers to idle cropland Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Drought-stricken California farmers facing drastic cutbacks in irrigation water are expected to idle some 500,000 acres of cropland this year in a record production loss that could cause billions of dollars in economic damage, industry officials said.

  • UPDATE 2-Canada ice storm slams Intact Financial profit Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    *Q4 operating profit C $1.05 per share vs est C $1.26. TORONTO, Feb 5- Intact Financial Corp, Canada's largest property and casualty insurer, reported a larger-than-expected drop in fourth-quarter profit as a winter ice storm hurt underwriting results.

  • UPDATE 1-Canada ice storm hits Intact Financial profit Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    *Fourth-quarter operating profit C $1.05 per share vs est C $1.26. Feb 5- Intact Financial Corp, Canada's largest property and casualty insurer, reported a 40 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit, hurt by severe winter weather.

  • West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said she would be asking senators for a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 3- ICE arabica coffee futures shot to an 8-1/ 2- month high on Monday and were on track for their biggest one-day gain in over a year as a heat wave in Brazil sparked fears of crop damage and lower output in the world's top grower, triggering short-covering.

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- South Korea approved on Wednesday a $7 billion project to build two nuclear plants, a boost for an industry struggling to emerge from the shadow of Japan's Fukushima disaster and the first approval since a policy review sparked by a safety scandal at domestic reactors.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- In the event of a mass-casualty accident involving the derailment of a crude-carrying train in a densely populated urban area, who would be responsible for the compensation for deaths, injuries, damage to property and environmental clean up?

  • *BP shares still down from day before U.S. oil spill. *BP reshaped, competitive on return on capital, delaying spill costs. LONDON, Jan 26- If you had spent 10 pounds on BP shares on April 19, 2010, you would have just nine pounds now, including dividends.

  • New Jersey's new storm over Sandy: Eminent domain Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Long Beach Township on April 30, 2013.

    Gov. Chris Christie recently signed an order allowing towns "to commandeer" private property needed to minimize the risk of coastal flooding. The WSJ reports.

  • NTSB investigates deadly train derailment     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest details on the derailment of a New York Metro-North train that killed four people and injured more than 60.

  • Disaster aid: When corporate goodwill goes wrong Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Relief workers prepare to transport food aid from the port in devastated areas following the recent super typhoon on November 18, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Corporate contributions after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan can do more harm than good. Here are some tips.

  • Megastorms don't care about your preparation Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Residents walk past scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Reports continue to predict more devastating storms ahead like Typhoon Haiyan, but the world might not be prepared to blunt their deadly impact.

  • Scenes from Philippines' superstorm Sunday, 10 Nov 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    The Philippines is reeling in the aftermath of one the world's most powerful storms ever. Here are scenes from the disaster.

  • Sandy's parting gift: Mold still grows in NY walls Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
    A house damaged by Hurricane Sandy on October 26, 2013, in the Belle Harbor section of Queens, New York City.

    One year after Superstorm Sandy, hundreds if not thousands of structures still harbor potentially unsafe mold infestations, experts say.

  • The 10 most expensive hurricanes in US history Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Flossie on July 28 at 23:10 UTC (7:10 p.m. EDT) as it continued moving toward Hawaii (left).

    What are the all-time costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S.? Here are the Top 10.

  • Wildfires threaten California urban areas     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports wildfires are moving closer to San Francisco's water and power supplies.

  • Wildfires sweep western US     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 7:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on wildfires spreading in the western part of the nation and is threatening San Francisco utilities.

  • Massive wildfire in Idaho     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    A wildfire in Idaho has spread over more than 126 thousand acres, threatening more than 10,000 homes in the Sun Valley area. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports the latest details.