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  • Philippines braces for floods, slides from typhoon

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm strengthened into a typhoon Tuesday as it hurtled toward the northeastern Philippines, prompting disaster-response authorities to evacuate thousands of people from villages prone to floods and landslides. Typhoon Rammasun, packing winds of 120...

  • Energy a focus as leaders meet in New Hampshire

    BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) — The premiers of the Eastern Canadian provinces and governors of the New England states said Monday that delivering clean energy to this corner of the United States is one of the most important issues facing the region. Energy and economic collaboration were the main...

  • Report: Banana peels, leaves can cure global warming

    Solving the issue of methane and carbon emissions believed to cause global warming can be as easy as composting, according to a groundbreaking new report.

  • How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

    TOKYO (AP) — For years, Japan has struggled to find a site to safely store highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants for as long as 100,000 years. Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years — a...

  • Oil edges lower after big drop on Libyan supplies

    The price of oil edged down toward $100 a barrel on Monday after its biggest one-day drop since April following growing expectations of more supplies from Libya. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 28 cents at $100.55 a barrel in electronic trading on...

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government...

  • US gas prices drop 4 cents to $3.67 a gallon

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that crude oil prices fell over news that Libyan output has risen and Iraq's production was...

  • This Energy Department blunder cost taxpayers at least $56 million

    The U.S. Department of Energy has lost more than $56 million due to poor coordination during implementation of a new telephone system, according to the DoE inspector general.

  • Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking health impacts

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms. Dr. Eli Avila also says the state's current strategy is a disservice to people and even to the industry...

  • EPA has no business garnishing wages without due process: Examiner Editorial

    It took Mike and Chantell Sackett five years and a unanimous Supreme Court decision just to gain a fighting chance against a thuggish Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil's impact

    MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are trying to manage the balance between the potential prosperity oil and gas development can bring and preserving a land their cultural and religious beliefs say is sacred. That dilemma has been highlighted since a...

  • 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, and...

  • 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.

  • U.S., China strike climate-change agreements

    Secretary of State John Kerry hopes he has found a partner to take to the climate-change dance, and her name is China.

From the Weekly Standard