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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

Sens. Hatch, Wyden express support for energy tax incentives


  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

Renewing energy tax credits has gained the bipartisan support from the leadership of the Senate Finance Committee. At a hearing Wednesday, Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Orri… Read More