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  • Ice cream wars: Oil lobby and climate change activists woo with treats

    The oil industry and climate change activists can agree on one thing: Ice cream is pretty awesome.

  • Typhoon rains hit China; plane crashes in Taiwan

    BEIJING (AP) — The second typhoon to hit China in a week quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it reached the country's heavily populated southeastern provinces on Wednesday after passing across Taiwan overnight. Rain was still falling in Taiwan as a plane crashed on its second landing...

  • Environmental group wants this agency to join climate fight

    One environmental group thinks it knows how to measure the invisible. And if the Obama administration wants to combat climate change, it says what it's doing deserves a look.

  • Oil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace efforts

    The price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit. By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark U.S. oil contract for September...

  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear...

  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The fire, which started around midnight Monday and continued to burn late Tuesday afternoon, grew...

  • Geopolitical tensions seen keeping oil prices high

    The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines. U.S. benchmark crude for August delivery fell 17 cents to $104.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The more heavily traded September contract slipped 47...

  • Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Strained by limited resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state auditor general said Tuesday. Eugene...

  • Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

    PARIS (AP) — A French court has found the state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach killed by toxic algae. The decision by an appeals court in Nantes represents a victory for environmentalists and for the horse's owner, Vincent Petit, who nearly died himself when he...

  • Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

    The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine and expectations of a fall in U.S. crude inventories. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. benchmark crude for September...

  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well. The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent. Eighty-two percent of the crop is...

  • Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

    SLINGER, Wis. (AP) — A Canadian National Railway Co. train struck another freight train as it rolled through a small village in southeastern Wisconsin, causing cars to derail, injuring two people and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel that prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes. The...

  • New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful. The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday. Developers of the program say New Orleans is the first U.S. city to participate in a large-scale...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as...

  • If emissions regulations hurt Australia, why do Democrats want them for America?

    Australia and the United States: Two different countries, two different governing political ideologies, and two differing strategies when it comes to energy and the environment.



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