08/18/14 06:45 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warming, saying they will consult with environmentalists and industry and will consider working other states on regional solutions. The Illinois...
By Zack Colman | 08/18/14 04:54 PM
Country legend Willie Nelson is teaming up with Canadian rock artist Neil Young in September to keep another Canadian product out of the United States -- the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
By Zack Colman | 08/18/14 04:36 PM
An Oregon state agency is expected to decide Monday whether developers can build a proposed coal export terminal, a ruling that would have broad ramifications for the coal industry's ability to tap into energy-hungry Asian markets.
08/18/14 04:00 PM
FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland researchers say there's a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region. The report (http://bit.ly/1oKrWGI ) released Monday also found a high likelihood of negative impacts on...
08/18/14 03:46 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found....
08/18/14 02:45 PM
GERMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York state authorities are investigating an oil spill from a pipe found floating in the Hudson River south of Albany. State police say there were called to assist local firefighters with a reported oil spill Sunday near a boat launch in Germanton, 35 miles south of...
By Zack Colman | 08/18/14 12:43 PM
The federal government's energy numbers crunchers are close to finishing a study that would provide some clarity on whether ending a 39-year-old ban on exporting crude oil would affect gasoline prices.
08/18/14 12:30 PM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands have rallied in Yemen's capital, answering a Shiite rebel call for protests over the government ending fuel subsidies. Abdel al-Malek al-Hawthi, a top leader of Yemen's Hawthi tribe, had urged people to rise up against what he described as the country's "corrupt"...
08/18/14 09:13 AM
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
By Zack Colman | 08/18/14 08:49 AM
The Interior Department sent draft regulations for drilling in the Arctic Ocean to the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for a future battle over the strength of the safeguards.
08/18/14 05:04 AM
NEW DELHI (AP) — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result. The Indian pangolin — a scaly...
08/16/14 06:15 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has gotten into hot water in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around underwater sculptures near Cancun. Agata Oleksiak, who uses the name Olek, said she intervened at the Cancun...
08/16/14 01:15 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago. The latest announcement came this week from executives at SCANA Corp., which has...
08/16/14 12:45 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Amid a fog of conflicting claims, Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the state's old system for taxing oil companies, passed in 2007 after some lawmakers were suspected of bribery, is better than the new system, a tax cut passed last year to try to attract...
08/15/14 08:00 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An expert commission will decide on a $10 million compensation claim from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and other investors in a dispute involving a proposed silver mine, under a federal judge's ruling that said the size of the claim was "more than suspect."...
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