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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Project at Ky. coal plant to catch carbon dioxide

    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Political leaders and researchers say a new project to capture carbon dioxide at a central Kentucky power plant is a crucial step to continue burning coal for electricity in a time of tougher environmental regulations. The $19.5 million testing facility under...

  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the...

  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey, a nonprofit group of scientists and...

  • Oil prices rebound above $103 on geopolitical risk

    Oil prices rebounded slightly on Monday as traders gauged the possibility of more sanctions against Russia and more violence in Libya. By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was up 45 cents to $103.58 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile...

  • How oil and gas fracking fractures the Democratic Party: Examiner Editorial

    Colorado liberals spent a decade and millions of dollars pushing their state's political agenda to the Left.

  • Texas lawmakers study desalination expansion

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of miles of Texas coastline may offer more than a scenic view in the coming years. One day, it could help solve the state's water woes. A committee of state lawmakers is studying whether tapping the ocean to turn saltwater to fresh water would alleviate the...

  • As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt. The once-thriving New England gray seal population was decimated by the mid-20th century because...

  • Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is ready to start solving a problem that's been plaguing Lake Erie for more than 25 years. The state is spending $10 million to find ways to end the dumping of sand and mud scooped out of Toledo's and Cleveland's harbors. The biggest question now is what to do with...

  • New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate-control talks this year. The law, aimed at...

  • US oil, gas lease sale staged under protest

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management sale of oil and gas leases on public land in central Nevada has been conducted under protest. Earlier this year, Lander County commissioners, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Yomba Shoshone Tribe and the Gandolfo Ranch filed protests...

  • 2 ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges. Half of U.S....



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