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  • US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would prohibit bringing the snakes...

  • California's salmon, steelhead get help

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers. The fish were abundant, migrating from the Pacific through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and up rivers, but...

  • Oil gains on sharp drop in US supplies

    The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported that U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected. The benchmark U.S. oil contract for September delivery gained 73 cents to $103.12 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for...

  • Transportation Department floats rules to keep trains carrying crude oil from exploding

    The effort is a response to a number of recent derailments and explosions that have increased partly because of booming oil production in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana.

  • Copper mine project draws hundreds of comments

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana environmental regulators intend to review about 940 public comments and decide within three weeks whether to approve a proposal to dig test wells at the site of a planned copper mine near White Sulphur Springs. A Tintina Resources subsidiary plans to apply for an...

  • Ice cream wars: Oil lobby and climate change activists woo with treats

    The oil industry and climate change activists can agree on one thing: Ice cream is pretty awesome.

  • Typhoon rains hit China; plane crashes in Taiwan

    BEIJING (AP) — The second typhoon to hit China in a week quickly weakened to a tropical storm as it reached the country's heavily populated southeastern provinces on Wednesday after passing across Taiwan overnight. Rain was still falling in Taiwan as a plane crashed on its second landing...

  • Environmental group wants this agency to join climate fight

    One environmental group thinks it knows how to measure the invisible. And if the Obama administration wants to combat climate change, it says what it's doing deserves a look.

  • Oil stays above $102 amid Gaza peace efforts

    The price of oil inched further above $102 a barrel Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit. By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark U.S. oil contract for September...

  • Argentina zoo freezes polar bear move to Canada

    MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by more than a half million people asking that it be moved to Canada. The director of the Mendoza Zoo in western Argentina told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the 28-year-old bear...

  • Cause of fire at Williston company unknown

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze. The fire, which started around midnight Monday and continued to burn late Tuesday afternoon, grew...

  • Geopolitical tensions seen keeping oil prices high

    The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines. U.S. benchmark crude for August delivery fell 17 cents to $104.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The more heavily traded September contract slipped 47...

  • Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Strained by limited resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state auditor general said Tuesday. Eugene...

  • Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

    PARIS (AP) — A French court has found the state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach killed by toxic algae. The decision by an appeals court in Nantes represents a victory for environmentalists and for the horse's owner, Vincent Petit, who nearly died himself when he...

  • 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...



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