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  • California bill that would end orca shows stalls

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction. The bill's author, Democrat...

  • EPA's secret gas chamber experiments: A deceitful failure

    A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was...

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Scientists think porcine epidemic diarrhea,...

  • Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran. The...

  • Stink bugs invade Europe; France, Italy hit

    Stink bug infestations have spread to 41 states and Europe's farm basket, having lived through the super-cold and snowy winter by making their own anti-freeze, according to the Agriculture Department's top brown marmorated stink bug watcher. “We are not seeing any difference in the mortality...

  • Company considers drilling west of Ann Arbor

    SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A company is moving forward with plans to possibly drill for oil or natural gas in an area west of Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1g1bzQr ) some residents of Washtenaw County's Scio Township are being asked to give up mineral rights. The...

  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming....

  • Anadarko Petroleum agrees to $5.15B settlement

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a national $5.15 billion environmental bankruptcy settlement on Thursday with an oil company and its affiliate to resolve environmental cleanup claims. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its affiliate,...

  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: 'EPA listened' on carbon rules

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday attempted to assuage fears about a forthcoming carbon emissions rule for existing power plants, as she said it would contain flexibility for states. "The only thing I really hope when this proposal goes out is that people...

  • New Hampshire senators press for more heating funds

    New Hampshire's U.S. senators want more money to go toward the Low Income Home Heating Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2015. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte say the administration's budget proposal requests $2.8 billion for the program. That's a $600 million decrease from Fiscal Year...

  • Aluminum smelters in Dubai, Abu Dhabi join forces

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State investment companies in the United Arab Emirates' two biggest cities say they have jointly created an aluminum producer that will rank among the world's largest producers of the metal. Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and the Investment...

  • Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

    MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family living near the "no-go zone" surrounding Japan's destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent...

  • Libyan militia agrees to give up 4 oil terminals

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A key Libyan militia in the east has agreed to hand back control of four oil terminals it captured and shut down last summer in its demand for a share in oil revenues, the official Libyan news agency reported. The seizure and the shutdown of the terminals has cost Libya...

  • Oil prices down after Libyan deal

    Oil prices fell Monday after reports that a Libyan militia agreed to reopen some oil terminals, possibly boosting global supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 53 cents to $100.61 a barrel at 0915 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract...

  • Maine introduces swipe cards for elver fishermen

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is one of two states now using electronic swipe cards to record sales and catches in its elver fisheries. In the baby eel fishery best known for ballooned prices, marine resource officials say the new system is crucial to applying tighter regulations that include...



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