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  • Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

    If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.

  • 'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channel

    No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat.

  • US average gas price rises 5 cents per gallon

    LOS ANGELES — The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 5 cents, to $3.56, during the past two weeks, according to a survey released Sunday. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said the price has risen 26 cents per gallon over the past six weeks.

  • Congress focuses on dams amid California's drought

    California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways."

  • Virginia city downriver from coal ash spill suffers

    When a massive coal ash spill was swept down the Dan River through Danville, the toxic stew smudged this proud mill city's vision of building a new, diversified economic base.

  • Ohio wind turbine project gets environmentalist groups' support

    A nonprofit company proposing wind turbines off the coast of Cleveland to test and pilot a fresh-water wind farm on Lake Erie has won support from several environmental groups as it works to win critical state and federal permits.

  • Environmentalists oppose nuclear plant extension in Missouri

    A Missouri environmental group is urging federal regulators to hold off on issuing a 20-year extension for a central Missouri nuclear power plant until questions about future storage of fuel rods are answered.

  • Democratic candidates for Pa. governor eye taxes to ease wealth gap

    Under the banner of fairness and equality, the Democratic candidates for governor are proposing a grab bag of changes in Pennsylvania tax laws that would tap wealthy taxpayers and businesses to ease the economic pain of the middle class and the poor.

  • Examiner Editorial: Why it's vital to complete the Keystone XL pipeline

    Imagine what would have happened in 1937 had the builders of the Golden Gate Bridge stopped half-way across the water separating the San Francisco peninsula and San Marin County because a bunch of feuding politicians couldn't agree to finish the job. Late-night comedians would still be making...

  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: Geopolitical concerns will matter in natural gas exports

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the political crisis in Ukraine may factor into Energy Department decisions on whether to approve natural gas export projects.

  • House GOP to take aim at Obama's monument declarations

    House Republicans will attempt to handcuff President Obama's ability to declare national monuments in a move that would blunt a White House pledge to protect more wilderness. A bill from Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, on the issue could come as early as next week, Doug Heye, a spokesman for House...

  • House Oversight Committee subpoenas EPA for Pebble Mine documents

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for documents concerning a controversial Alaska mine, the Washington Examiner has learned, in a move that points to increasing scrutiny of the agency's intention to block the project....

  • Environmental groups gearing up for battle over natural gas exports

    Environmental groups are stepping up their opposition to natural gas exports after boosters in Congress and the energy industry helped propel the discussion early in the Ukraine crisis.

  • Scientists: Killer solar EMP blast just missed Earth, 10 years of devastation avoided

    Confirmed: Two prominent physicists reveal in a new report that enormous solar blasts with an electromagnetic pulse powerful enough to cause $2.6 trillion in damage and knock out electricity and communications for up to 10 years narrowly missed Earth in 2012. The scientists from the University...

  • Katrina victims live out Hollywood eco-agenda

    The daringly designed, environmentally sophisticated houses being built in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to replace homes wrecked by Hurricane Katrina don't seem to appeal to the people they were intended to help.

From the Weekly Standard