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Near Jamestown, Dominion power line battles history

Aug 18, 2015
A need for modern infrastructure is weighed against preserving a famed river view.
Posted In: Virginia, electricity, utilities

New Orleans' mayor: Storm's crux was levee failure

Aug 17, 2015
Mitch Landrieu talks about the need to invest in infrastructure post-Katrina.
Posted In: New Orleans, infrastructure, rebuilding

Utility company makes room for carbon emission rules

Aug 12, 2015
In the end, PSEG could come out ahead.
Posted In: carbon emissions, pseg, climate change
Residue from the release of nearly 3 million gallons of mine wastewater sits on rocks in the Animas River on Tuesday in Durango, Colorado.

Contaminated river leaves businesses at a standstill

Aug 11, 2015
Rafting companies along the Animas are facing the effects of the mine spill.
Posted In: colorado, water contamination, Environment

Shell starts drilling for oil in the Arctic

Aug 7, 2015
Environmentalists and other big oil explorers are watching.
Posted In: Shell, Arctic, big oil
Flames from a backfire operation burns through a grove of trees as firefighters try to head off the Rocky Fire on Monday near Clearlake, California.

Intense fires burn dry West and firefighting budgets

Aug 6, 2015
Reclassifying blazes as natural disasters would help fund strapped Forest Service.
Posted In: fire, wildfires, natural disasters

Texas has its own supply of cheap — and dirty — coal

Aug 6, 2015
About a third of the state's electricity comes from burning lower-quality lignite.
Posted In: texas, coal, Carbon

Conservation dents growth at Duke Energy

Aug 6, 2015
When customers use electricity efficiently, it's a cost to the utilities.
Posted In: Duke Energy, utilities, Earnings
A growing number of food companies now offer “non-GMO” products to appeal to consumers who are concerned about genetically modified ingredients.

Food industry plays it both ways with GMO labels

Aug 4, 2015
The food industry opposes mandatory labeling of food with GMO ingredients, but also sees a market for products with non-GMO labels.
Posted In: GMO, Non-GMO, Big Food, food industry