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Has the natural gas boom been too big for producers?

Sep 30, 2013
Fracking has produced a glut of natural gas and prices have subsequently plummeted.
Posted In: fracking, Shell, texas

BP spill trial enters phase that's all about the money

Sep 30, 2013
A potentially huge fine looms as the BP oil-spill trial enters a new phase.
Posted In: Transocean, Halliburton

This is "virtually certain" to be a story about climate change

Sep 27, 2013
The world’s top climate scientists issued their most definitive report yet on the challenges and risks of climate change.
Posted In: global climate change, IPCC

IPCC climate report sets upper limit for global emissions

Sep 27, 2013
The key global climate change organization releases its summary of a climate change report six years in the making.
Posted In: climate change, al gore, IPCC

Chicago water: What does lead taste like?

Sep 26, 2013
Chicago’s effort to rebuild its water system has run into a problem: it’s replacing lead pipes, and lead is seeping into the water supply.
Posted In: water supply, Chicago

Assessing Colorado's long-term flood damage

Sep 24, 2013
Colorado farmers rarely complain about rain, but a lot of them got flooded out by the latest storms.
Posted In: Colorado State, Fort Collins, flooding Colorado

Why lead-paint makers escape fines that cost Big Tobacco billions

Sep 23, 2013
A California court case is the latest attempt to hold paint companies liable for health hazards from lead paint, banned since 1978.
Posted In: lead paint, painting

Can dog food help Louisiana's wetlands?

Sep 20, 2013
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.
Posted In: nutria, wetlands, Louisiana

EPA rules on coal plants' emissions will require new technology

Sep 20, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency's is issuing new limits on emissions by coal-burning plants that new plants will need advanced carbon-capture technology to comply.
Posted In: EPA, carbon emissions, pollution, coal, gas, energy

New EPA rules: Clean coal or end of coal?

Sep 20, 2013
The EPA announces emission rules that will require new coal-burning plants to cut carbon-dioxide pollution by 40 percent.
Posted In: coal technology, EPA, climate change

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