Posts Tagged Environment

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

In this photo taken on Monday, April 14, 2014, incoming Nuclear Energy Agency chief William Magwood gestures during an interview with The Associated Press, in Paris. Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster. In the United States, Magwood hopes the modular reactors will replace outdated coal plants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

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AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker watches over a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana  Corp. gas well, near Mead, Colo. In the background is a tall canvas wall around the perimeter of the extraction site, which mitigates noise, light and dust coming from the operation during the drilling and completion phase, which generally takes a few weeks. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

MEAD, Colo. (AP) — Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.

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CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

FILE- In this file photo dated Saturday, March 8, 2014, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown runs in the 60m heats during the Athletics World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. Sport’s highest appeals body, The Court of Arbitration for Sport released its full report Tuesday April 15, 2014, saying Jamaican Olympic sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible ``environmental contamination’’ of her urine sample. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

LONDON (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible “environmental contamination” of her urine sample, sport’s highest appeals body said Tuesday.

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Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt, right, and Roger Socabasin drill holes while tapping maple trees on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The impoverished tribe hopes to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it’s the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

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Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel

Ramon Pichs Madruga, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chairman of the IPCC Working Group III, and Rejendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, from left, pose prior to a press conference as part of a meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The panel met from April 7, 2014 until April 12, 2014 in the German capital.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

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