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  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

    HEXIGTEN, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its...

  • Beer packaged in almost completely recycled can

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Craft-beer manufacturer Red Hare Brewing Company has begun packaging its brew in an almost entirely recycled-content aluminum can from Novelis Inc., a multi-national aluminum manufacturer. It's a first for the beverage industry. The brand name for the product is evercan,...

  • New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Farmers and industry experts agree New England is bucking a trend toward larger, but fewer, farms because...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo...

  • TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility, marking another step by the nation's largest utility to reduce its reliance on coal. CEO Bill Johnson said the $975...

  • Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill. In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Yeager Airport filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss claims in the wide-spanning lawsuit. Plaintiffs say the...

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.

  • Record drought saps California honey production

    LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. The state is traditionally one of the country's largest honey producers, with abundant crops and wildflowers that provide the nectar that...

  • Tom Steyer's super PAC haul for July: $500,000

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's climate super PAC brought in a bit more than $500,000 from outside donors in July, underscoring the struggles the San Francisco activist has had attracting contributions.

  • Mexican president predicts oil and gas gains from energy reform

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto predicted big production gains in the oil and gas sector beginning in 2018 as a result of energy reforms its congress passed this month.

  • Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming. Moniz stopped to speak in Idaho Falls on Wednesday...

  • Feds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Most of a reddish-brown sheen created by thousands of gallons of fuel oil that spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant was dissipating as a cleanup estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continued Wednesday, federal officials said. Officials with the...

  • Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges...

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott huddles with climate scientists

    After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.



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