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  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Jared Polis propose shelving fracking ballot measures

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis called on campaigners to holster ballot initiatives regarding hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in exchange for establishing an independent commission to write regulations for the drilling practice.

  • Will the sage grouse stop energy development out West?

    The energy industry is making a push to keep the greater sage grouse off an updated endangered species list.

  • How Endangered Species Act litigation means big money for environmental groups

    For most people, an hourly wage of $125 would be an awfully good deal, especially in this economy. But President Obama and environmental groups are warning that it is not nearly enough for one group: lawyers engaged in Endangered Species Act litigation.

  • Water safe to drink in Ohio's fourth-largest city

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two days after warning some 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan not to drink their tap water, the mayor of Ohio's fourth-largest city declared on Monday that the water was now safe and took a sip. The city lifted the advisory after dozens of tests over the weekend showed an...

  • Ag tourism touted as way to boost rural economies

    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters— including a dancing lemon — Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland. The West Virginia...

  • Botswana, a rare refuge for elephants

    CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana (AP) — No sign of an elephant in all of two minutes, a tourist teased a guide at Botswana's Chobe National Park, home to tens of thousands of elephants. A minute later, their vehicle cleared a knot of shrubs and elephants loomed ahead beside the dusty road. Such...

  • Hurricane Bertha unlikely to make landfall in US

    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (AP) — A newly formed Hurricane Bertha swirled northward across open sea Monday after brushing the Turks & Caicos Islands and Bahamas as a tropical storm, while forecasters predicted the storm wasn't likely to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast. The U.S....

  • Correction: On The Money-Energy Investing story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 30 about investing in yieldcos, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NRG Yield owned a coal-fired power plant in Delaware. That plant has been converted to burn natural gas. The story also said that NRG Yield hopes to increase its dividend by 10 percent...

  • Monsoon rains flood farms in northern Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that has worsened seasonal monsoon rains in the Philippines will linger offshore until Thursday, raising fears of more flooding. Forecasters said, however, that Typhoon Halong was too far off at sea to hit the country directly. The rains have flooded...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases said that 80 percent of U.S. population growth comes from immigration.

  • More climate change, more money problems

    The White House and supportive Democrats tout the administration's climate strategy as a financial winner, while opponents argue it would hit people's pocketbooks and reduce electric grid reliability.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...