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  • Wildfire threatens town near Athens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities say a raging wildfire southeast of Greece's capital has burned down at least one house and threatened several others. The fire broke out early Saturday afternoon in a forested area in the hills west of Keratea, 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Athens,...

  • Chesapeake school to use wind power

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — It'll be slightly taller than the High-Rise Bridge and Mount Trashmore. A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end...

  • Nebraska's Cooper nuke plant celebrates 40th year

    BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — The Cooper nuclear plant in southeast Nebraska recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Nebraska Public Power District, which owns the plant near Brownville, said Cooper plays an important role in supplying electricity to the state. NPPD Chief Nuclear Officer...

  • Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

    MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow...

  • Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental...

  • Iowa ruling gives boost to solar energy expansion

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Solar energy companies can legally sell power directly to customers, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday in a boost to the small but growing source of renewable energy. The ruling will likely expedite the adoption of rooftop solar power generating systems —...

  • Oil price falls 2 pct, biggest drop since April

    The price of oil plunged 2 percent Friday, the largest one-day drop since April, as Libyan oil appears poised to return to the market while global demand looks to be muted. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell $2.10 cents to close at $100.83 a barrel on the New York Mercantile...

  • Extent of farmland damage from floods trickles in

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the rain-swollen Mississippi River carried on its plodding retreat Friday, western Illinois farmer Joe Zumwalt wasn't complaining about the flooding that wound up swamping a hundred or two of his 3,500 river-bottom acres of corn and soybeans. Zumwalt lost all of it just a...

  • AG: 'Big Oil' lawsuit supporter's term is over

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a south Louisiana flood board member who supports the board's environmental lawsuit against the oil and gas industry has reached the end of his term. That means Gov. Bobby Jindal may soon have another weapon as he and the...

  • Claims expert critical of BP under fire for alleged conflict of interest

    LeCesne NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Loyola University professor who has held himself out as an impartial expert on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has a stake in a claim against the energy giant, court documents show. Blaine LeCesne, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans...

  • Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear...

  • Environment bogs down spending bills

    Congress' appropriations process is still broken.

  • Keystone XL's southern leg pumped billions into Texas and Oklahoma, so what's Obama waiting for on the northern link?

    President Obama has delayed making a decision on whether to approve construction of the northern leg of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for nearly six years. Meanwhile, the recently completed southern leg of the pipeline has pumped billions of dollars into the regional economy.

  • Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

    BANGKOK (AP) — Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday. Laithongrian Meephan of the...

  • Officials: No evidence brine in bay after ND spill

    MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — A company official says the path of saltwater that spilled from a pipeline in western North Dakota extends for nearly 2 miles and has left behind a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation. But Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety and regulatory at...



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