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March 12, 2018 - 7:47 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. scientists knew little about the impact of uranium mining in the Grand Canyon region before an Obama-era decision shut down new mining claims. Uranium first was discovered near the national park in the late 1940s and has been subject to boom-and-bust cycles. Mines...
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March 09, 2018 - 1:05 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new report says mistakes and mismanagement are to blame for the exposure of workers to radioactive particles at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. Contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. on Thursday released its evaluation of what went wrong in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective gears stand outside Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant's reactor in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File)
March 07, 2018 - 7:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well. The plant's...
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March 06, 2018 - 9:00 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities have raided Benfica facilities as part of an operation to investigate corruption allegations involving club officials. The club says it is fully cooperating with local officials. The raid came as Portuguese media said Benfica legal adviser Paulo...
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Students listen to speakers at a rally for clean energy in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. California stands in "complete opposition" to a Trump administration plan to scrap a policy slashing climate-changing emissions from power plants, its top air official said Wednesday at a U.S. hearing in a state helping lead the fight against global warming. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 28, 2018 - 7:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials, schoolchildren and at least one billionaire denounced the Trump administration's plan to scrap Obama-era limits on emissions from power plants in blistering comments Wednesday to U.S. officials visiting a state that's helping lead the fight against climate...
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February 28, 2018 - 2:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in San Francisco over a Trump administration effort to end a policy slashing climate-changing emissions (all times local): 11 a.m. California state officials, a tech billionaire and environmentalists are speaking out against a Trump administration effort...
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In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Prof. Peter Seeberger, a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor poses with a molecule model at his laboratory in Berlin, Germany. Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. “This development has the potentiation to save millions of lives by increasing the global access and reducing the cost of anti-malaria medicine,” Peter Seeberger, director of the Max Planck Institute unit working on the issue. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
February 21, 2018 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. The new procedure refines a method developed...
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February 13, 2018 - 6:45 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Kate Konschnik, Duke University and Sarah Marie Jordaan, Johns Hopkins University (THE CONVERSATION) U.S. natural gas production has boomed in the past decade, driving gas prices...
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February 08, 2018 - 7:06 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eighteen states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, national coal industry interests and more than a dozen other groups are urging an appeals court to overturn a coal ash cleanup order at a federal utility's Tennessee plant, contending the decision will have wide-reaching,...
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February 05, 2018 - 7:12 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An appeal by the nation's largest public utility says a federal judge abused his discretion by ordering a massive coal ash cleanup at a Tennessee power plant. The Tennessee Valley Authority argues the Clean Water Act shouldn't have been applied in the case over the Gallatin...
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