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  • Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster. A document released by the panel on Thursday showed it voted in favor of indicting...

  • Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it. The protest, attended by hundreds of...

  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes after the Department of...

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally came a day...

  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases said that 80 percent of U.S. population growth comes from immigration.

  • How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting for...

  • NY announces $250M in green energy investments

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Tuesday. It's available to businesses and groups looking to build wind farms, fuel cells or biomass generators or...

  • More climate change, more money problems

    The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.

  • Natural gas exports will have to wait until September

    With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President...

  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for...

  • NY commits $27 million to build wood heat industry

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating systems in the state. The program, launched Tuesday at Troy-based Evoworld, a maker of high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers, is aimed at developing more...

  • 20 congressmen who vote against energy jobs in their districts

    Members of Congress who represent large oil and gas communities are not necessarily all friendly to the cause. The Western Energy Alliance has compiled a list of congressmen who have voted against industry priorities to show which ones represent significant numbers of oil and gas workers and...

  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by...

  • Storms prompt concern about some Michigan crops

    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Crop damage from severe thunderstorms that dropped hail on parts of Michigan has prompted concern that some harvests will suffer this year, farmers and officials said. Bay County farmer Lee Koch told The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1tW3YYc ) that he won't know...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

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    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

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