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State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: sources

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.

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California regulator to vote on United States' strictest methane rule

California's air pollution regulator is due to hold a vote on Thursday on methane emission regulations that it says would be the strictest in the United States in controlling the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

Unions warn Areva nuclear waste container fault shows safety flaws

PARIS Flaws found in the production of nuclear waste containers highlight gaps in the safety culture at French nuclear group Areva's nuclear waste recycling facility at La Hague in Normandy, the firm's unions allege.

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Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

NEW YORK Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows. | Video

U.S., Environment, Health Mar 22 2017

Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists

OSLO The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said on Wednesday.

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