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Germany says using tax money for nuclear power 'out of the question'

BRUSSELS - Using taxpayers' money to fund nuclear power is "absolutely out of the question", German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, in an apparent swipe at British plans to finance new atomic generation.

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Alaska environmental officials investigating oil line leak

02 Mar 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska, - Investigators are reviewing the cause of an oil production pipeline breach on Alaska's North Slope where upwards of 4,000 gallons (15,100 liters) of fluid spilled, state officials said on Monday.

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Dutch government says sorry for gas field causing quakes

02 Mar 2015

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government apologized on Monday for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen.

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Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

02 Mar 2015

WESTERWIJTWERD, Netherlands - Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are sounding the alarm for a new threat: earthquakes linked to Europe's largest natural gas field.

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Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

01 Mar 2015

WESTERWIJTWERD, Netherlands - Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are sounding the alarm for a new threat: earthquakes linked to Europe's largest natural gas field.

Switzerland first to submit climate plan for Paris U.N. deal

27 Feb 2015

OSLO - Switzerland became the first nation on Friday to submit a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020 as a basis for a U.N. deal to limit climate change due to be sealed in December.

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