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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution 22.4.2017 BBC: Business
Friday was the first day coal wasn't used to generate electricity since the Industrial Revolution, says the National Grid.
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UK set for first full day without coal power 21.4.2017 BBC: Business
The National Grid confident of achieving the feat as natural gas plays a bigger role in supply.
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French Elections: Alt-Right, Total and Gold Mines, the Story Behind the Candidates' Environmental Policies 21.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The birthplace of the Paris Climate Agreements, the first round of France's presidential election on starts on Sunday, April 23. Throughout the campaign debates on the environment have often been sidelined, with the three leading candidates showing no sign of real climate leadership. The backdrop to the election campaign has been full of "fake news", Brexit and Donald Trump. It has also been mired in scandals over corruption claims and  growing concerns of Russian interference . Many in France are still deciding who to vote for in one of the most unpredictable elections yet. If no candidate wins a majority on April 23, a second election round featuring the top two candidates will take place on May 7. Far-right Marine Le Pen's rise through the polls shows the populist pulse of Brexit and Trump's election continues to resonate on the continent. But Le Pen's efforts to give the Front National (FN) a new, greener image is tainted by the party's ongoing magnet effect with alt-right groups which reject ...
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Every time you poop in Portland, you're helping the environment 21.4.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

Portland may soon become the nation's leader in converting bowel movements into a force for good.

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Russia-Bashing Helps Wall Street Democrats 20.4.2017
National Democrats have used hyperbolic Russia-bashing to shield themselves from blame for Hillary Clinton’s defeat and to block progressives from pulling the party away from Wall Street, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six…Read more →
California Inc.: United likely to face grilling over recent passenger incidents 17.4.2017 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Trading resumes Monday after an inauspicious statistic Friday. Retail sales slipped despite...

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Today: The Mystery of Trump’s Tax Plan — and Returns 17.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The tax man cometh, again. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.


The Mystery of Trump’s Tax Plan — and Returns

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and the byzantine nature of the...

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The case for impeaching President Donald J. Trump. (Too soon?) 16.4.2017 Washington Post
The case for impeaching President Donald J. Trump. (Too soon?)
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Russia’s ‘Father Of All Bombs’, the most powerful non-nuclear weapon known 15.4.2017 Hindu: International
The U.S. on April 13, 2017 dropped its biggest non-nuclear device, the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB, hence the nickname the Mother Of All Bombs) on Islamic State targets in Afghanistan...
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How Mitch McConnell stole a Supreme Court seat 14.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Isn’t it ironic that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) single handedly decided who should serve on the Supreme Court by blocking Merrick Garland from being considered after he was nominated in 2016 by President Obama and then invoking the nuclear option to confirm Neil...

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Trumping State Regulators and Juries 14.4.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  In the wake of the 2016 elections, many progressives have sought solace in the prospect of resisting Trump administration initiatives and advancing progressive goals in blue states. In his State of the State address last January, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed: “California is not turning back. Not now, not ever.” Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom suggested that California might use its stringent environmental protection laws to impede the Trump administration’s efforts to build a wall along its southern border. Washington Governor Jay Inslee proudly announced that “our state will remain undeterred and we will not be slowed one iota by the foolishness that we’re hearing out of the White House.” Conversations about how progressive states should resist regressive Trump administration policies and sidestep Republican control of Congress often ignore the elephant in the room—the power of the federal ...
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US: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Hanford site 14.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

As a result, Energy Northwest, the consortium that operates the Columbia Generating Station nuclear plant, has been temporarily barred by state regulators from sending waste to the US Ecology disposal site on leased Hanford land, the Tri-City Herald reported Thursday.
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US: Nuke site cleanup efforts paying off for Idaho aquifer 14.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades of monitoring but the water level of the aquifer is at its lowest ever recorded, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released […]
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ComEd customers could see $1 monthly increase in 2018 14.4.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
ComEd customers could see their monthly bills go up by about $1 next year. If the Illinois Commerce Commission approves, the rate increase will take effect in January. It's expected to generate $96 million in additional revenue for the utility that year. The annual rate-setting is part of the ...
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If Trump really wants to improve relations with Russia, he should persuade NATO to stop expanding 13.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin may turn out to be too close for comfort, but Trump’s instincts about U.S.-Russia ties are at least partly right. The U.S. simply can’t afford poor relations with the planet’s other nuclear superpower.

Security in Syria depends...

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Pushing Australia into War with China 13.4.2017
The U.S. establishment is so disturbed by the erosion of its “uni-polar world” domination that it is pushing compliant allies like Australia into potentially devastating conflicts, writes John Pilger. By John Pilger Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China,…Read more →
Toshiba's survival in doubt amid Westinghouse troubles 12.4.2017 LA Times: Business

Toshiba Corp., whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, raised doubts Tuesday about its ability to survive as a company.

In an unaudited financial report, Toshiba projected a 1.01-trillion yen ($9.2 billion) loss for the fiscal year that ended in March,...

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Business Highlights 12.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ CEO issues new apology as details of passenger’s past emerge CHICAGO (AP) — The man dragged from a full United Express flight by airport police in Chicago is a Kentucky physician who was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges involving his prescribing of drugs and spent years trying to regain his […]
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Troubled Toshiba reports unaudited results after delays 11.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • Toshiba Corp., whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, reported unaudited earnings Tuesday and projected a 1.01 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) loss for the fiscal year that ended in March. Tokyo-based Toshiba’s unaudited results showed it racked up a 532.5 billion yen ($4.8 billion) loss for the April-December 2016 period. In February, the company, whose products include computer chips and household appliances, had forecast a 390 billion yen ($...
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Letter: No voice for the people 11.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Like canoeing down the Niagara River, we have heard the roar of the falls getting louder for years. Now the Senate has plunged over the brink. The confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is just the tragic climax to this partisan ride. For over 200 years, the Senate was able to confirm Supreme Court nominees with a 60-vote consensus. What just happened is called the “nuclear option” for a reason. With polls showing voters strongly against this course by a 65 to 25 margin, there ...
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