| Sep 9, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Royal Dutch Shell has begun preparatory drilling for an offshore oil well in the Arctic, the oil company announced Sunday, the first step in a long-controversial project.
U.S. authorities granted Shell permission to begin work on the well in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:12 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The architect of compensation for victims of last year's deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse says he believes the state was "exceedingly fair" with victims.
Victims' compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg tells The...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 6:45 PM
On Sunday, the Vice President of Shell Oil in Alaska told Governor Sean Parnell (R-Alaska) and Senator Lisa Murkowski(R-Alaska) that heavy sea ice in the Bering Straight will delay historic drilling operations -- scheduled for this summer.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:57 PM
Greenpeace plans on deploying two submarines to keep tabs on Royal Dutch Shell when the oil company starts drilling in the Arctic, which could begin as soon as next month.
The subs, a two-person and a one-person craft, are currently on board the...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:46 PM
For the first time since BP's massive oil spill the federal government sold oil and natural gas leases for the Gulf of Mexico.
Norway's Statoil submitted the highest bid for a lease about 70 miles southwest of the Macondo that spewed more than four...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Now it's Tropical Storm Chris again.
After briefly strengthening into the first hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic storm season on Thursday morning, the system already has weakened.
Not that it matters much to Florida - or any other land area for that...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 10:16 AM
The heaviest polar ice in more than a decade is clinging to the northern coast of Alaska and could postpone the commencement of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic until the beginning of August — a delay of up to two weeks, Shell Alaska officials...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:22 AM
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A new report finds that pollution along California shores is increasing, but there are still some spots that are in good shape, including Huntington Beach.
The findings are part of the Natural Resource Defense Council's...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:14 PM
The census bureau this week declared New Orleans the fastest growing city in America. The Crescent City outpaced some other fast growing metro areas from right next door in Texas.
That's interesting. A state that didn't receive any federal aid...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Already "Beasts of the Southern Wild"is the most divisive film of 2012, which is a testament to its co-writer and director, Benh Zeitlin, making his feature film debut with a picture that killed at Sundance, won the Camera d'Or (best first film) at Cannes...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 10:18 AM
While the consumerism around July 4th is hard to avoid, planning barbecues, having friends over and watching fireworks give me pause to reflect on things that I appreciate about our country.
I spent the last week in senior-level emergency preparedness...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...