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  • NYC mayor: Be ready for peak hurricane season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins June 1 but New York City is most vulnerable from August to October. De Blasio handed out "Go bags" filled with supplies Friday at a community center in...

  • White House names new FERC chief

    President Obama named Cheryl LaFleur chairwoman of the nation's electric grid regulator for a nine-month term, honoring a deal between Senate Democrats and the White House.

  • Here's what Senate Democrats plan to say about the cost of climate change

    Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray circulated a memo Friday outlining talking points for Democrats to use about how climate change affects federal spending and budgeting.

  • This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration

    Three West Coast Democratic governors came out against offshore drilling this week, but it's a Republican governor's moves on the Atlantic Ocean that have drawn some attention.

  • 12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring...

  • Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said. The Arctic Sunrise left the northern Russian port city of Murmansk...

  • Hamas keeps Gaza's economic future bottled up by blocking natural gas development

    Hamas is systematically blocking development of the one natural resource the Gaza Strip has, the Gaza Marine offshore natural gas reserves.

  • Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state. Senate leaders sent their bill back to committee before heading home, nearly six months after a spill at a Duke...

  • Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations. About 5,000...

  • Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A privately funded conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed Thursday. American Prairie Reserve manager...

  • Network planned to bring shale power to East Coast

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard. The Allentown-based...

  • Panel wants TEPCO execs charged over nuke crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial panel has recommended that three former executives of the utility that operates the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant face criminal charges over their role in the disaster. A document released by the panel on Thursday showed it voted in favor of indicting...

  • Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it. The protest, attended by hundreds of...

  • Yellowstone considers quarantine program for bison

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison so disease-free animals can be relocated to create new herds outside the park, Yellowstone officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes after the Department of...

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally came a day...



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