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  • Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited …


  • Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. …


  • Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. …


  • EPA adopts water pollution rules for Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a combination of state and federal water pollution rules for Florida after a lengthy court fight with environmental groups …


  • Crews improving High Drive Bluff

    Down the steep High Drive Bluff, it smells like the holidays as forestry crews chip away at pine trees. The crew of seven has been working the bluff since October …


  • Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by global warming, polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s, a new scientific study …


  • Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment …


  • BP barred from new US gov’t contracts, land leases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a stop to new federal contracts with BP on Wednesday, admonishing the British oil company for a “lack of business integrity” and also …


  • 3 BP employees arraigned on Gulf oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the company’s …


  • 3 BP employees in court on oil spill charges

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP rig supervisor said Wednesday that he is innocent of manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers in the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon …


  • BP suspended from new US gov’t contracts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration put a temporary stop to new federal contracts with British oil company BP on Wednesday, citing the company’s “lack of business integrity” and criminal …


  • 3 BP employees to be arraigned in oil spill probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on criminal charges stemming from the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion …


  • Western lawmakers seek probe of refineries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Democratic senators representing states along the Pacific Coast asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate the role of oil refineries in gas spikes that occurred …


  • President signs whistle-blower bill for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government operations. Capping a 13-year effort by …


  • GOP blocks bill to give hunters more land access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging bill to give hunters and fishermen more access to public lands stalled in the Senate Monday after Republicans said it spends too much money. Republicans …


  • US defends ‘enormous’ climate efforts at UN talks

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed “enormous” strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, …


  • Bill to give hunters, fishermen more land access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sportsmen might soon have more access to federal lands and be able to bring home as trophies 41 polar bears killed in Canada before the government started …


  • Idaho falconers channel history, hunt with raptors

    KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Gary Moon releases “Laser,” his young prairie falcon, as the sun’s first rays set southern Idaho’s desert horizon ablaze. The two-pound female, a tiny radio transmitter …


  • Extreme weather tough on transportation system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country. That’s leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for …


  • US roads, airports unready for extreme weather

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities …


  • Study: NJ beaches 30-40 feet narrower after storm

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — The average New Jersey beach is 30 to 40 feet narrower after Superstorm Sandy, according to a survey that is sure to intensify a long-running …


  • Study: NJ beaches 30-40 feet narrower after storm

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) — A study has found that Superstorm Sandy washed away an average of 30 to 40 feet from New Jersey beaches, though some suffered five times …


  • 2 workers shoulder blame for 2010 BP oil disaster

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The manslaughter charges brought against two relatively low-ranking BP rig workers in the deadly Gulf of Mexico disaster may be as far as federal prosecutors are …


  • Correction: Gulf Rig Fire story

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously described the Bureau of Safety and Environmental …


  • Coast Guard: Body found near burned Gulf oil rig

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site …


  • Coast Guard ends search for 2 after oil rig fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf …


  • Coast Guard searches for 2 after oil platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two oil workers remained lost at sea Saturday, a day after a torch being used to cut an oil pipe ignited a blaze that severely burned …


  • Coast Guard searches for 2 after Gulf rig fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The eruption of a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico — which left two workers missing and four others badly burned — …


  • Judge backs Calif. high-speed rail over farmers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California’s ambitious high-speed rail project, allowing work on the $68 …


  • 2 missing, 4 badly burned in Gulf platform fire

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard was searching late Friday for two workers missing after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an …

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