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In the papers today - Thursday 31st May

The government announced the sale of a £2.2bn stake in the nuclear power generator, British Energy, yesterday as the company announced a sharp rise in profits and its first dividend since a state-backed rescue operation in 2002.
The sale will cut the government's 64% stake, acquired at the time of the bail out, to 39% - The GuardianChina's water supply could be cut off as Tibet's glaciers melt. A lack of snow in the Jiuzhaigou National Park and increasing temperatures mean low river flows and less water for supply - The IndependentBudget airlines and green activistshave united to oppose the expansion of Stansted airport. BAA is seeking to increase the maximum number of passengers flying in and out of rural Essex from 25M to 35M a year. The GuardianSix Greenpeace activists have been occupying a crane at the construction site of Olkiluoto island's third nuclear power plant in Finland since Monday - The GuardianConstruction is to begin on a £1.5bn container port on the Thames after the government gave the green light to a project which is expected to create 14,000 jobs in Essex. The London Gateway container port will be built on t former brownfield former oil refinery site at Shellhaven, Thurrock - The Financial TimesMay Gurney saw pretax profits rise 27% to £14.9M on revenues ahead 11% to £406M in the infrastructure maintenance group's first full-year results since listing on the London Stock Exchange - The Financial Times

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