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  • Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

    NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path. The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland#NoKXL," is the latest protest...

  • Sandy stormproofing ideas coming from residents

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jersey shore communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy are turning to their residents for ideas on how to guard against the next big storm. At public meetings, in volunteer committees and in an online survey, residents have suggested building bulkheads, installing flood...

  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels.

  • Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment

    Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • UN climate report balances science and politics

    BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people take action to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels. As...

  • AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face

    TOKYO (AP) — The international court ruling against Japanese whaling last week may have given the government a convenient political out. The Antarctic program was nearly bankrupt, but if the government had overhauled it on its own, it would have incurred the wrath of a strong pro-whaling...

  • Oil pipe leak blamed for tainted water in China

    BEIJING (AP) — An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water. The scare, which has affected more than 2.4 million people in...

  • 2 mine workers killed in Missouri accident

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two workers fell to their deaths Friday inside a southeast Missouri mine that has been the site of two other fatal accidents since 2000. The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday at a lime mine operated by the Mississippi Lime Co. near the town of Ste. Genevieve, about 60...

  • Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest. A state...

  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — A government researcher who hopes to track the long-term health effects of the 2010 BP oil spill says there are early indications that cleanup workers were 30 percent more likely to suffer from depression than others living in areas affected by the spill. Dr. Dale...

  • New Va. forester a familiar face

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has named a new state forester. Bettina K. Ring is making a return to the Department of Forestry, where she worked for 14 years. She left in 2001 as deputy state forester. Ring returns to state government after serving as senior vice president of...

  • US rig count up 13 to 1,831

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 1,831. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,517 rigs were exploring for oil and 310 for gas. Four were listed as...

  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...

  • A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill

    MOSCOW (AP) — The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine's cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic — from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter sent by President Vladimir Putin this week to 18 European...

  • Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide. Three environmental and wildlife organizations want the public health standard toughened. But the appeals court...



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