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  • Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley. Some believe pesticides used on almond orchards could be sickening or killing the...

  • Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. That vocal support...

  • Democratic National Committee chairwoman dismisses political impact of Keystone XL delay

    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday dismissed the potential political impact of a delayed decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a "complex" decision that will need to be carefully weighed. The State Department, which has been reviewing the...

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn't get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast....

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others. A section of the route over the dreaded...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company...

  • Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to slap Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax is turning the heads of Republican lawmakers amid an increasingly grim budget picture. Some Republicans in the Capitol are predicting that a tax on natural gas extraction could end up in...

  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines

    DENVER (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups — and one key issue is the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline. Some deeply conservative areas are allying...

  • EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

    BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies. Russia is a major European gas supplier, and mounting tensions over Ukraine have raised concerns about possible disruption....

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms. Fat chance. An indefinite extension of the government's review of the...

  • State, feds reject each other's Hanford proposals

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy on Friday each rejected the other's proposal to amend a federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. The state sent a...

  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL decision, potentially until after Nov. elections

    The Obama administration is extending the agency review period for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, potentially delaying the decision until after the November elections -- sparing President Obama a tough political decision in the process. A senior State Department official said agencies...

  • John Boehner slams Keystone XL delay as 'shameful'

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Friday slammed the State Department's move to delay its decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as “shameful.”

  • Federal lawsuit over western Md. wind farm ends

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A legal dispute over a western Maryland wind farm has ended. A U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore dismissed the case Tuesday at the request of both sides. The citizen group Save Western Maryland filed the lawsuit in 2010 against developers of the 28-turbine...

  • Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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