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Apple says its global facilities are now powered by 100-percent clean energy

Last week, Apple called out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rollback the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The company cited both the obvious environmental impact of such a move, along with potential economic fallout. It turns out Apple’s got quite a bit invested in the latter.  The company announced today that its global facilities are now 100-percent run by renewable ...

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Apple voices opposition to Clean Power Plan repeal

The Clean Power Plan is shaping up to be the latest Obama-era legislation on the Trump administration chopping block. In fact, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has been quite open in his intentions to kill the plan focused on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Apple is among the first — but likely not the last — of companies to voice ...

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While Big Energy profits, US taxpayers pay for toxic clean up

Taxpayers could be liable for $ 6 billion in cleanup costs of toxic hazards left by oil and gas drilling.  Outdated laws allow companies to pay only a small share of expenses as the number of abandoned wells rises. The cost of cleaning up the tens of thousands of oil and gas wells on US public land could come to ...

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‘Americans leave behind scorched earth’: US refuses to clean up ‘carcinogenic’ waste at Azores base

After housing an airbase on Portugal’s Atlantic island of Terceira for 75 years, the US is scaling down its presence. Locals demand it cleans up the toxic pollution scientists say is causing cancer – but Washington doesn’t agree. “Both of my parents died of cancer. My mum of breast cancer and my dad with a different kind of cancer. When ...

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Federal money for clean coal spent on alcohol, limousines & spas

Millions of dollars intended for a clean power initiative were spent on alcohol, spas, jets and lobbying, an audit shows. The perks clearly did not help much, as the project’s company has since filed for bankruptcy. Under former President Barack Obama’s administration, the Department of Energy awarded a $ 1.7 cooperation agreement to Summit Texas Clean Energy, which was supposed ...

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Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content

Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world’s biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social media giants by threatening to pull ads from digital platforms if they don’t do more to mitigate the spread of what it dubs “toxic” online content — ...

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Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content

Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world’s biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social media giants by threatening to pull ads from digital platforms if they don’t do more to mitigate the spread of what it dubs “toxic” online content — ...

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China to create world's largest floating solar power plant in move to clean energy

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 18:14 The Beijing-based Three Gorges New Energy Corporation has invested a billion yuan ($ 151 million) into constructing the world’s biggest floating solar power project. The plant is being built in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui. Construction of the 150 megawatt (MW) power station started in July with a part already connected to the ...

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Russia ready to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:55 Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to take defective fuel from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), said Rosatom department’s director Andrei Ivanov on Friday. Read more “Different options of such cooperation were discussed,” he said, adding that no specific decisions have been made so far. In September, Rosatom offered its services to ...

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‘I thought ‘clean’ Russian athletes had nothing to worry about’ – figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva

Russian figure skating world champion Evgenia Medvedeva has said she was trying not to “pay attention to the negative news related to Russian sports” before an IOC meeting to decide on the country’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Medvedeva was part of the Russian delegation that attended the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board meeting on Tuesday ...

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