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  • Russia plunges into Cuban oil exploration

    Russia plunges into Cuban oil exploration
    Russia has agreed to plunge into the search for oil in deep waters between the shores of Cuba and Florida, renewing fears of a major oil spill and the potential for environmental disaster. With President Vladimir Putin looking on, Russian companies...
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  • EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word

    EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word
    The coming legal battle over President Obama's far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970 — "system." Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is...
  • 13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list

    13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list
    West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities. The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as "sustainable," opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and Washington. The...
  • Developing nations are the world's biggest polluters

    Developing nations are the world's biggest polluters
    WASHINGTON — The latest report from the United Nations climate change body, released this week, makes clear the good, the bad and the ugly about one of the world's most intractable problems. As things stand today, the world will be hard pressed to...
  • West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak

    West Virginia puzzled, outraged over chemical leak
    Few people in West Virginia had any idea that an obscure company was storing a mysterious coal-washing chemical in tanks overlooking the Elk River, just upstream from a major water treatment plant. Nor did many realize that no agency had conducted...
  • State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment

    State of the Union: What Obama didn't say about energy, environment
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say. The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...
  • Tainted West Virginia water: Formaldehyde in the shower

    First, federal regulators couldn’t explain the possible health dangers posed by the mysterious coal-cleansing chemical that spilled into West Virginia’s drinking water -- except that pregnant woman shouldn’t drink it even after the water...
  • West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
  • California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says
    California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report. The changes needed to slash...
  • State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels

    State Senate leader proposes 'carbon tax' on motor vehicle fuels
    SACARAMENTO — Californians, who already pay some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation, could soon be asked to pay more. Pump prices are likely to climb more than 12 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, both the oil industry and...
  • Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's...