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  • Steyer's climate PAC turns to Oregon, Washington state Senate races

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's Super PAC is turning to state Senate races in Oregon and Washington to boost Democratic candidates, a move that would help legislatures there pass climate change bills.

  • Obama to create the world's largest protected marine territory

    The president will officially sign a proclamation increasing the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument in the south-central Pacific Ocean on Thursday to 490,000 square miles.

  • BP's Gulf oil spill costs approach $50 billion

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC estimated in 2010 that it faced about $40 billion in potential liabilities from the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico for months. Now its shares are suffering as the total approaches $50 billion. Here's where the...

  • GE to give Penn State $10M for gas drilling center

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — General Electric Co. says it will give Penn State University up to $10 million to create a new center for natural gas industry research. Penn State President Eric Barron says in a Wednesday morning statement that the center will produce tangible benefits to the industry, to...

  • Wind energy proposal would light Los Angeles homes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has proved challenging. An alliance of four...

  • Private sector steps up at climate summit

    Several big-name companies across multiple economic sectors put their money behind climate change efforts Tuesday, attempting to strike a tone that shows taking environmental steps doesn't mean they will surrender profits.

  • The People's March against common sense

    The protestors demand a world that doesn't work -- one in which jobs are artificially scarce, the poor go hungry, and the developing world stops developing.

  • US, California release roadmap for solar projects

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State and federal officials sought Tuesday to bring order to California's boom for renewable-energy plants in the Mojave and other southern California deserts, releasing a roadmap covering 22.5 million acres that designates some areas for large-scale solar, wind and...

  • Judge will make Detroit water decision Monday

    DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer representing poor Detroit residents urged a judge Tuesday to suspend water shutoffs until next spring and order the city to come up with a new way to keep a critical service in place for people who simply can't afford it. "Detroit has an endemic poverty issue. ... We may...

  • Oil near its low for the year despite turmoil

    NEW YORK (AP) — The oil market has lost its jitters. Some regions around the world are seeing the type of unrest that in the past sent oil prices soaring. Yet oil is down about $15 since mid-summer and near its low for the year. Even with escalating violence in Iraq, OPEC's second largest...

  • Financial pledges to developing countries fall short as climate summit ends

    Nations pledged $1.3 billion toward a United Nations fund designed to help developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change, but the program is still far short of its $10 billion goal for the year.

  • Obama calls for 'ambitious' climate deal

    "We can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation," Obama said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Oil Company sued by supplier seeking $4.7M

    HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's attorney general is closely monitoring a lawsuit filed by a major supplier of home heating oil against a dealer who supplies about 30,000 customers with fuel to be sure the dealer can fulfill its obligations. Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti...

  • Ranch family takes water fight to NM Supreme Court

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A ranching family is asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a fight over a $600 million proposal to pipe billions of gallons of water from rural western New Mexico to more populated areas of the drought-stricken state. Attorneys for Ray and Carol Pittman filed a...

  • Climbers pay $4K for violations in Utah park

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three rock climbers have paid a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for violating climbing policies in the making of a photograph that appeared in a Patagonia clothing catalog, a park official said Tuesday. Park rangers discovered illegal climbing...



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