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A Top Trump Donor's Dealings With Michael Cohen Trigger Scrutiny 10.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Federal prosecutors in New York have sought documents from Franklin L. Haney, a top donor to President Trump, about his dealings with Michael Cohen in connection with funding for a nuclear power project.
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Southern Co. Earnings Hurt by Cost Overruns at Nuclear-Power Plant 8.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Southern said its costs to build the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant had risen again by more than $1 billion and said it would take a charge to its second-quarter earnings to cover the new cost overruns.
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Trump Donor Agreed to Pay Cohen $10 Million for Nuclear Project Push 3.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Asia
A major donor to President Trump agreed to pay $10 million to the president’s then-personal attorney if he successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, including a $5 billion loan from the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter.
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A Child of the Manhattan Project Discusses Complex Legacy of the Bomb 27.7.2018 Truthout.com
"Science has so much power, but it is not politically neutral," says author D. Leah Steinberg.

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Trump Administration Defangs Nuclear Safety Board 25.7.2018 Truthout.com
In the past, the board has brought serious problems at nuclear labs to light.

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Study: Carbon-free electricity possible by 2050 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of utilities, environmental groups and state regulators has released a plan for how states could meet all of their electricity needs without carbon emissions. The group says it can be achieved by mid-century
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Japan's Kobe Steel Indicted Over Quality Scandal 19.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Kobe Steel faces a fine of up to $2.7 million after being indicted on charges of falsifying quality specifications on products shipped to hundreds of customers—including car makers, airplane makers and nuclear power plants.
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South Carolina Fights U.S. Plan to Abandon Nuclear Project Costing $1.2 Million a Day 19.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The U.S. Energy Department says it is spending over a million dollars a day on a partially built plutonium-disposal facility that it would like to repurpose to do something else.
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Trump Investigating Uranium Imports 19.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Commerce Department has opened an investigation into whether uranium imports threaten national security, a move that could pave the way for tariffs on foreign producers of the radioactive material.
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The Limits of Green Energy Under Capitalism 16.7.2018 Truthout.com
Renewable energy cannot grow fast enough to avert climate catastrophe under capitalism's growing demand for energy.

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A Call to Ease Tensions Between the Nuclear Superpowers 11.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
With Donald Trump about to meet Vladimir Putin in their first summit on July 16, prominent academics, journalists, politicians and activists call for a lessening of dangerous tensions between the two nuclear powers.  An Open Letter:  Common Ground For Secure…Read more →
Rail franchise model 'is bust' says former Network Rail chief 10.7.2018 BBC: Business
Sir John Armitt, who chairs National Express Group, has called for a review of UK rail franchising.
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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How Big Soda Strong-Armed California Into Banning Soda Taxes 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
Back in November 2016, the soda industry got iced at the ballot box in California. Voters in three Bay Area municipalities—San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany—passed hefty taxes on sugary drinks. In doing so, they joined Berkeley, which had approved a similar measure two years before. The sugary drinks industry burned nearly $25 million campaigning against the 2016 measures, […]
Rocky Mountain Human Services launches program for people transitioning from mental health facilities 2.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
With the help of a $4.3 million contract with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) launched its Momentum program Sunday to help people transition out of mental health facilities and into the community.
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CDOT wraps up environmental evaluation phase of I-25 South Gap Project 2.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Construction on the Interstate 25 South Gap Project is expected to begin later this summer, after the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the project Friday.
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Portions of highways 160 and 285 remain closed as firefighters battle Colo. blazes 1.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The Spring Creek Fire and Weston Pass wildfires continued to reroute motorists in southern Colorado on Sunday, with stretches of U.S. 160 and U.S. 285 closed due to safety concerns amid firefighting operations.
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“We have to pick a great one”: Inside Trump’s plan for a new Supreme Court justice 1.7.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
President Donald Trump is driving to execute the same playbook in selecting a new Supreme Court nominee that last year delivered swift confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, following a methodical course in hopes of avoiding the lurching disorder that so often engulfs his White House.
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Protesters flood U.S. cities to fight Trump immigration policy 1.7.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?"
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Calmer, hotter weather will replace cool and windy conditions across Colorado on Sunday 1.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Calmer, hotter weather will replace cool and windy conditions across Colorado on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service
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