| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:07 AM
Former BP engineer arrested, U.S. government shows hand in Gulf of Mexico oil spill case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — By arresting a former BP engineer Tuesday, federal prosecutors for the first time showed their hand in the Gulf oil spill case, saying...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:05 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Transmitter data confirm that the unusually warm spring is bringing loons back to Minnesota almost three weeks earlier than usual.
At least six of 29 loons tagged with satellite transmitters had returned to their breeding lakes in...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night.
Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Via a Hampton news release:
City, state and federal authorities continue to monitor the spread and cleanup of 3,000 to 3,500 gallons of used motor oil that leaked Sunday from an old oil tank at the back of a building in the 2100 block of Mingee...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Between 50 and 100 gallons of heavy fuel oil was spilled in Port Angeles Wednesday morning.
The spill was initially believed to be 840 gallons, but fewer gallons were spilled than officials originally believed, the Department of Ecology said.
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Montana State University Extension has been fielding numerous questions about confusion over deadlines required by the Environmental Protection Agency's program for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC).
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2012
Two of my friends, 16-year -olds Nate and Ethan, asked me, after reading my column comparing business with government in terms of structure, to comment on corporations (business) relative to the environment. So, Nate, Ethan, and all of the rest of the...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:01 PM
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are believed to contain more recoverable oil than Alaska's Prudhoe Bay - and Prudhoe Bay, you'll recall, is the greatest oil find in North American history.
So it was no small news today (Thursday) when -- for the first...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:22 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice is accusing oil company BP of gross negligence and a "culture of corporate recklessness,' in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a charge that could significantly increase the damages BP could be forced to pay in the case....
| 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...