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  • Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The...

  • Texas hearing to address oil refinery rules

    HOUSTON (AP) — In the living room of a tidy, one-story home a few yards from Valero Energy Corp.'s massive oil refinery in the Houston neighborhood of Manchester, Areli Cuellar explained Monday why she no longer allows her children, 4 and 5, to play in the front yard. The refinery's emissions...

  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Jared Polis propose shelving fracking ballot measures

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis called on campaigners to holster ballot initiatives regarding hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in exchange for establishing an independent commission to write regulations for the drilling practice.

  • Will the sage grouse stop energy development out West?

    The energy industry is making a push to keep the greater sage grouse off an updated endangered species list.

  • How Endangered Species Act litigation means big money for environmental groups

    For most people, an hourly wage of $125 would be an awfully good deal, especially in this economy. But President Obama and environmental groups are warning that it is not nearly enough for one group: lawyers engaged in Endangered Species Act litigation.

  • Water safe to drink in Ohio's fourth-largest city

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two days after warning some 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan not to drink their tap water, the mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city declared on Monday that the water was now safe and took a sip. The city lifted the advisory after dozens of tests over the weekend showed an...

  • Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies

    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia...

  • Botswana, a rare refuge for elephants

    CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana (AP) — No sign of an elephant in all of two minutes, a tourist teased a guide at Botswana's Chobe National Park, home to tens of thousands of elephants. A minute later, their vehicle cleared a knot of shrubs and elephants loomed ahead beside the dusty road. Such...

  • Hurricane Bertha unlikely to make landfall in US

    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (AP) — A newly formed Hurricane Bertha swirled northward across open sea Monday after brushing the Turks & Caicos Islands and Bahamas as a tropical storm, while forecasters predicted the storm wasn't likely to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast. The U.S....

  • Correction: On The Money-Energy Investing story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 30 about investing in yieldcos, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NRG Yield owned a coal-fired power plant in Delaware. That plant has been converted to burn natural gas. The story also said that NRG Yield hopes to increase its dividend by 10 percent...

  • White House names new FERC chief

    President Obama named Cheryl LaFleur chairwoman of the nation's electric grid regulator for a nine-month term, honoring a deal between Senate Democrats and the White House.

  • Here's what Senate Democrats plan to say about the cost of climate change

    Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray circulated a memo Friday outlining talking points for Democrats to use about how climate change affects federal spending and budgeting.

  • This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration

    Three West Coast Democratic governors came out against offshore drilling this week, but it's a Republican governor's moves on the Atlantic Ocean that have drawn some attention.

  • Hamas keeps Gaza's economic future bottled up by blocking natural gas development

    Hamas is systematically blocking development of the one natural resource the Gaza Strip has, the Gaza Marine offshore natural gas reserves.

  • 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.



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