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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.
By Foo Yun Chee and Karolin Schaps BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission will open an investigation next week into planned British support for a new nuclear power plant, two people familiar with the matter said, in a precedent-setting case for future nuclear funding in Europe. Britain has offered EDF a price guarantee lasting 35 years on power from a plant which the French utility plans to build in southwest England. The European Commission's competition directorate will investigate three main points: the length of the contract, the value of the agreed minimum electricity price and a government loan guarantee, one of the sources said. "Britain says this (assistance) is necessary because it's a nuclear project," the source said.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said that Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych "intends to sign" the far-reaching trade and cooperation agreement with the EU that he rejected only last month.