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  • 2014 shaping up to be third-hottest year ever

    Global temperatures were 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for January through July, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

  • Chemical firm pleads guilty to clean air violation

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts-based chemical company has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act at a facility it owned in Rhode Island. Roberts Chemical Co., now based in Attleboro, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Providence as part of a plea deal...

  • Xcel finalizes plans for transmission project

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A transmission loop that provides the Roswell area with electricity will be getting a major upgrade now that Xcel Energy has finalized its plans. The provider says work on the second phase of the $30 million project is expected to start in 2017 with the installation of a...

  • Animal rendering facility settles pollution allegations in Wisconsin

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a settlement with a Medina-based animal rendering facility that allegedly violated a permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Van Hollen’s office filed a...

  • Climate change could cut 9 percent from South Asian economies, study says

    Climate change could cost South Asian countries nearly 9 percent in economic activity annually if fossil fuel consumption rates remain unchanged by 2100, according to the Asian Development Bank.

  • Does it take more water to frack an oil well or keep a golf course green?

    Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas? The right answer, according to a recent study, found that fracking in states of the Mountain West region uses far less water than a whole host of activities, including golf courses.

  • Communities fight back over transportation of fossil fuels

    Fossil feuds are playing out across the country, and they span all types of energy.

  • Environmentalist group says health registry needed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action. Health Secretary Michael Wolf said...

  • Oregon agency stings coal industry as it nixes key permit

    An Oregon agency dealt a blow to the coal industry Monday night, denying a necessary permit for a proposed export terminal and boosting environmentalists' hopes of scuttling U.S. coal exports from the West Coast.

  • State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

    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...

  • Musicians team up to kill Keystone XL

    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.

  • Expected Oregon ruling could kill coal industry's hopes for U.S. exports to Asia

    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.

  • Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

    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...

  • 100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    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....

  • Oil spills from pipe found floating in Hudson

    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...



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