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  • Oil spills from pipe found floating in Hudson

    GERMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York state authorities are investigating an oil spill from a pipe found floating in the Hudson River south of Albany. State police say there were called to assist local firefighters with a reported oil spill Sunday near a boat launch in Germanton, 35 miles south of...

  • The feds are trying to connect the dots on gas prices and crude oil exports

    The federal government's energy numbers crunchers are close to finishing a study that would provide some clarity on whether ending a 39-year-old ban on exporting crude oil would affect gasoline prices.

  • Thousands rally in Yemen over ended fuel subsidies

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands have rallied in Yemen's capital, answering a Shiite rebel call for protests over the government ending fuel subsidies. Abdel al-Malek al-Hawthi, a top leader of Yemen's Hawthi tribe, had urged people to rise up against what he described as the country's "corrupt"...

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in midair

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

  • Obama administration takes step toward issuing Arctic drilling rules

    The Interior Department sent draft regulations for drilling in the Arctic Ocean to the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for a future battle over the strength of the safeguards.

  • Indian poachers threaten lesser-known animals

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Wildlife poachers, hindered by India's efforts to protect majestic endangered animals including tigers and rhinos, have begun to think smaller. And activists say scores of the country's lesser-known species are vanishing from the wild as a result. The Indian pangolin — a scaly...

  • Artist accused of damaging environment in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has gotten into hot water in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around underwater sculptures near Cancun. Agata Oleksiak, who uses the name Olek, said she intervened at the Cancun...

  • Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry

    ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago. The latest announcement came this week from executives at SCANA Corp., which has...

  • Voters to decide fate of Alaska oil production tax

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Amid a fog of conflicting claims, Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the state's old system for taxing oil companies, passed in 2007 after some lawmakers were suspected of bribery, is better than the new system, a tax cut passed last year to try to attract...

  • Agency reconsidering water for Klamath salmon

    A federal agency said Friday it is taking another look at releasing water in Northern California's Klamath Basin to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions. A decision is likely next week following discussions with fisheries biologists and others,...

  • Schweitzer mining dispute claim goes forward

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An expert commission will decide on a $10 million compensation claim from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and other investors in a dispute involving a proposed silver mine, under a federal judge's ruling that said the size of the claim was "more than suspect."...

  • Nuclear reactor near NYC running after shutdown

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A nuclear power reactor near New York City is operating again, two days after a faulty sensor led to an automatic shutdown. Indian Point in Westchester County says Unit 3 restarted Friday. It went offline Wednesday when a sensor detected a reactor pressure change....

  • Indianapolis utility to convert coal plant to gas

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An aging coal-fired power plant that Indianapolis' utility company had faced growing pressure to retire will be converted to cleaner-burning natural gas if state regulators endorse a revised plan the company announced Friday. Indianapolis Power & Light President and CEO...

  • Tour de Turtles tracks migration paths

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A loggerhead sea turtle, rehabilitated at The Turtle Hospital, joined a "race" Friday against 10 other turtles after being released on a Florida Keys beach with a satellite-tracking transmitter affixed to its shell. "Pine Tyme" became the last competitor to join the Tour...

  • SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

    NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild....



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