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On the ballot: two clashing visions of how America will power its cars, homes


Forget the accusations of groping, bigotry and email mismanagement. | Video

Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained: operator

OSLO A leak at a small nuclear reactor in Norway has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility, the reactor's operator and the country's Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said on Tuesday.

Environment, 5:39pm BST

Fukushima nuclear clean-up may rise to several billion dollars a year: government

TOKYO The cost of cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may rise to several billion dollars a year, the Japanese government said on Tuesday, adding that it would look into a possible separation of the nuclear business from the utility.

Environment, Japan 1:02pm BST

Hundreds in Los Angeles protest climate change, North Dakota pipeline

LOS ANGELES Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to protest against climate change and show support for activists demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Environment, 1:24am BST

Enterprise's Seaway Crude pipeline system shut after Cushing, Oklahoma spill

A leak late on Sunday prompted Enterprise Products Partners to shut its Seaway Crude Pipeline system, the largest conduit for moving oil from the major storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma to Gulf coast refineries.

Environment, 24 Oct 2016

Dakota Access pipeline opponents occupy land, citing 1851 treaty

Native American protesters on Monday occupied privately owned land in North Dakota in the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government.

Environment, 24 Oct 2016

U.S. hopeful it can win Russia's agreement on Antarctic Ocean deal

PALO ALTO, Calif. After repeated failed attempts to establish an Antarctic Ocean sanctuary, the United States is hopeful it can sway Russia to agree to a plan that would protect a vast swath of what marine scientists call the most pristine body of water left on Earth. | Video

Environment, 21 Oct 2016

Sunoco Logistics pipeline spills gasoline in Pennsylvania: media

A Sunoco Logistics Partners LP pipeline spilled about 1,300 barrels of gasoline into the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on Friday, according to local media.

Environment, 21 Oct 2016

Covering Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

JEREMIE, HAITI The Haitian city of Jeremie was completely destroyed.

Environment, 21 Oct 2016

'This forest is like an old friend' - India's tribal women fight for land ownership

RANAPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village, in India's eastern Odisha state, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what they are protecting goes far beyond food security or even their livelihoods.

Environment, 21 Oct 2016

China’s cities see clean air, water as magnet for investment

Despite severe air pollution, local and provincial officials in the Chinese city of Nanchang are trying to clean it up and make it more attractive for foreign investment, making the city an important test case for efforts to ease the environmental damage from unchecked economic growth.