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  • Fukushima radiation cleanup: Send in the homeless?

    Fukushima radiation fallout in northern Japan requires a $35 billion cleanup that's behind schedule and lacks workers. Police say Japanese gangsters rounded up homeless men to clean up Fukushima radiation and paid them less than minimum wage.

  • In visit to Saudi Arabia, Hollande highlights defense and energy

    French President Francois Hollande arrived for a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, with an entourage of high profile defense and energy executives. The two countries share similar foreign policy goals, and could strike a deal over nuclear energy.

  • Pennsylvania court strikes down zoning limits on gas drilling

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday struck down portions of a law that stripped some of the powers municipalities have to decide where the booming natural gas industry can operate.

  • Climate change: The warmest November worldwide since 1880

    How hot was November? NOAA says average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees F (13.7 Celsius). It was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures.

  • Shanghai smog hits extremely dangerous levels

    Shanghai smog closed schools and halted construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its worst bouts of air pollution. The Shanghai smog is attributed to coal burning, car exhaust, factory pollution and weather patterns.  

  • Eagle deaths: US to let wind energy kill eagles

    Eagle deaths from some wind farms will get a federal pass for up to 30 years in an effort to foster clean energy growth. Wind power is a pollution-free energy intended to ease global warming, but turbines have caused at least 67 eagle deaths since 2008, according to a federal study.

  • Florida bear attack injures woman walking dog

    Florida bear attack leaves a woman injured but alive in central Florida. The Florida bear attack came Monday evening as the woman was walking her dog in the Orlando suburb of Longwood.

  • Maui shark attack is 13th this year in Hawaii (+video)

    Maui shark attack is the eighth this year near Maui and the 13th shark attack statewide. With the latest Maui shark attack, officials are unsure as to why the incidents are occurring more frequently than usual.

  • Sedalia explosion: Gas pipeline ruptures in Missouri

    Sedalia explosion: A 30-inch natural gas pipeline rupture caused an explosion north of Sedalia, Mo., Thursday night. The fire caused by the explosion could be seen 12 miles away.

  • Oil prices fall after Iran nuclear deal (+video)

    Oil prices dropped below $94 a barrel Monday as Iran reached a deal with six world powers on the country's nuclear program. The agreement dropped oil prices 92 cents to $93.92 in midday trading in New York. 

  • Explosion of gas tanks injures five in Wyoming

    Wyoming gas tanks explosion is under investigation as federal investigators head to scene. Contract workers were welding in Wyoming gas field at the time of the explosion of five gas tanks. 

  • Hydrogen fuel cars in showrooms starting 2014

    Hydrogen fuel cars will be offered by Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota, starting as early as next spring. Hydrogen fuel cars cause no air pollution and can be refueled like gasoline-powered cars, but fueling stations are scarce.

  • Tesla battery fires get NHTSA probe

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars. The Tesla fires broke out in two of the cars in the U.S. after the undercarriage hit metal road debris. 

  • Elk euthanized for being too people-friendly

    Elk euthanized after video of playful head-butting with photographer goes viral. Officials at Great Smokies National Park said elk was euthanized because he was a threat to people.

  • UN climate chief gives coal CEOs verbal smackdown

    The U.N.'s chief climate diplomat told coal industry CEOs they need to curb CO2 emissions that cause global warming. She said high-polluting coal plants must be closed and new plants should use technology that trap emissions.

  • Texas pipeline explosion: Town evacuated, no injuries

    Texas pipeline explosion caused by drilling crew that punctured an LNG pipeline. Chevron says controlling the fire and capping the Texas pipeline involved in the explosion could take 24 hours.

  • Missing trees: Interactive map shows global deforestation

    A new map of deforestation reveals that the planet has lost 888,000 square miles of forest since 2000.

  • Snowstorm brings early winter to Michigan

    Snowstorm drops up to 6 inches in northern parts of Michigan Tuesday. The pre-winter snowstorm caused accidents and was a factor in at least one fatal crash.

  • Climate change: Global emissions hit record high, UN says

    Carbon dioxide pollution levels in Earth's atmosphere hit a record high in 2012, according a UN report released Wednesday. The concentration of carbon dioxide, a primary contributor to global warming, is far beyond the level some scientists and environmental groups say is the upper limit for a safe level.

  • Tropical Storm Sonia gains strength, takes aim at Mexico

    Tropical Storm Sonia is expected to make landfall early Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Mexican states of Sinaloa and Durango are expecting heavy rainfall and high winds.

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