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Energy and the environment
June 30, 2016
World Bank president expresses concern over Brexit
The World Bank president said Thursday that India had shown resilience in the situation created by Britain's decision to exit ...
June 29, 2016
FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer
Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers ...
June 28, 2016
California land officials sign off on closing nuclear plant
California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and ...
June 27, 2016
North American leaders to pledge more reliance on renewables
The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent ...
June 26, 2016
Coast Guard investigates unknown sheen in Lake Ontario
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating an unknown sheen in Lake Ontario. Officials responded Sunday to a report of a sheen in ...
June 25, 2016
Draft of Dems' policy positions reflects Sanders' influence
A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing ...
June 24, 2016
Immigration deadlock reprises Obama's battle with the court
By deadlocking on President Barack Obama's immigration program, the Supreme Court not only scuttled a policy the White House ...
June 23, 2016
Pipeline spews crude in California but none reaches beach
An underground pipeline spewed thousands of gallons of crude oil Thursday near the Southern California coast but the ...
June 22, 2016
Obama administration decries judge's fracking ruling
The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying ...
June 21, 2016
Judge: US agency lacks authority to set rules on fracking
A judge ruled Tuesday that federal regulators lack the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing, dealing another ...
June 21, 2016
Last California plant to close as nuclear power struggles
Rooftop solar panels and churning wind turbines are hastening the demise of U.S. nuclear power plants and the safety fears ...
June 19, 2016
Oil bust leaves states with massive well cleanup
The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly ...
June 14, 2016
Feds announce $82 million for nuclear energy research
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $82 million for nuclear energy projects in 28 states as part of the ...
June 14, 2016
New data will help Colorado study health effects of fracking
New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful ...
June 14, 2016
Ryan unveils plan to roll back Obama-era regulations
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday unveiled the third installment of his "agenda project" with a sweeping 57-page plan to ...
June 09, 2016
Northwest tribal leaders highlight risks of oil trains
Leaders of several Pacific Northwest tribes gathered Thursday near the site of last week's fiery oil train wreck in Oregon ...
June 08, 2016
US says Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than thought
Western Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas ...
June 07, 2016
Obama meets Indian PM, seeks implementation of climate pact
India will try to join a climate change deal within this year, the Obama administration said Tuesday, as Prime Minister ...
June 06, 2016
Energy bill prospects dim in dispute over drilling, drought
Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over ...
May 27, 2016
South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory
South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and ...