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Rosatom subsidiary to build water-desalination facilities using nuclear technologies


  • RIA Novosti (Russia)

Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of Russian utility Rosatom, will use nuclear technologies to build water-desalination facilities abroad in an effort to help fight freshwater scarcity around the world. … Read More

Republican lawmakers move to block EPA change to ozone standard


  • Bloomberg BNA (subscription required)

House and Senate Republicans have introduced bills that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing its ozone standard until 85% of counties with nonattainment status comply with the… Read More

Court rules in favor of N.C. ethanol-blending statute



A federal court has ruled in favor of North Carolina in the final point of a lawsuit filed by oil industry groups in 2008 against a statute allowing retailers to mix ethanol with gasoline. The final p… Read More