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  • BEIJING, Sept 22- Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country's clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks in an effort to tackle air pollution. Trucking is a cheaper and preferred mode of transport for heavy industry in China, especially for inland companies...

  • The 12- inch valve will regulate wastewater pouring from the Gold King Mine in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where the EPA inadvertently triggered a wastewater spill while excavating at the mine entrance in August 2015. That spill released 3 million gallons of wastewater containing aluminum, iron and other heavy metals and instantly...

  • William Shatner's return to space a thriller

    Actor William Shatner, "Zero-G: Green Space" author, talks about his new book, science fiction as a prediction of the future and the race to space.

  • ATHENS, Greece— The captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges, further complicating efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital's coastline. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Wednesday that the two were arrested on smuggling charges...

  • BERLIN— Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The tiny particles emitted are hazardous to human health and contribute to 425,000 estimated annual premature deaths from air pollution in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Less than 20 percent of a 461,000- gallon gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday. Only a minor amount of the spill appeared to have escaped past containment berms at the Magellan Midstream Partners storage tank farm...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said. The spills came from oil refineries, fuel terminals and other businesses, but EPA spokeswoman Terri White said it...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said. The spills came from oil refineries, fuel terminals and other businesses, but EPA spokeswoman Terri White said it...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency are working with Texas state regulators to clean up oil and chemicals spilled from a dozen industrial facilities after flooding from Hurricane Harvey, authorities said. The spills came from oil refineries, fuel terminals and other businesses, but EPA spokeswoman Terri White said it...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 11- Even as Texas continues to marshal crews to handle Hurricane Harvey debris, Irma's move up the west coast of Florida on Monday promises to stress the effort and leave a combined bill near or topping the multi-billion dollar tab for Katrina, the largest to date. Throughout the weekend, disaster specialist AshBritt Inc, DRC Emergency Services and...

  • Sept 4- Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization. The program does not change an immigrant's legal status but rather protects from deportation and gives the right to work to so-called Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children and living in...

  • Sept 4- Ilka Eren, 25, came to the United States from Turkey with her parents more than 15 years ago and lives in the country without legal authorization. The program does not change an immigrant's legal status but rather protects from deportation and gives the right to work to so-called Dreamers, young people brought to the United States as children and living in...

  • The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of...

  • *Water tariffs impacted by low inflation in Europe. PARIS, July 27- French waste and water group Suez said first-half 2017 earnings before interest and taxation fell 0.6 percent to 594 million euros as low inflation in Europe prevented increases in water tariffs. Suez, the world's second-biggest environmental services group after Veolia, said first-half...

  • *Britain says long goodbye to internal combustion engine. LONDON, July 26- Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from...

  • *Britain says long goodbye to internal combustion engine. LONDON, July 26- Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to...

  • July 18- A Carillion joint venture has won contracts worth 158 million pounds to supply catering and other services for British military sites, bringing further relief to the crisis-hit company on Tuesday. Shares in the construction and support services company jumped 10 percent by 0810 GMT, a second day of gains after news on Monday that a consortium...

  • July 18- A Carillion joint venture has won two separate British defense infrastructure contracts worth 158 million pounds, affording further relief to the crisis-hit construction company as it reviews its business. The award follows Monday's announcement that a consortium that includes Carillion has won a 1.4 billion pound contract to help build...

  • July 18- A Carillion joint venture has won two separate British defence infrastructure contracts worth 158 million pounds, affording further relief to the crisis-hit construction company as it reviews its business. The award follows Monday's announcement that a consortium that includes Carillion has won a 1.4 billion pound contract to help build...

  • World leaders should commit to climate change deal: OECD Secretary-General

    Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the OECD, said climate change can be good for business 'if you do it right' in a plea for action from world leaders.