| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:52 PM
A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:03 PM
After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group.
Those ordered released on $66,000 bail...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
MOSCOW -- Russian officials on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists who were jailed last month after protesting oil drilling in the Arctic, charging them instead with hooliganism.
An investigation led officials to issue the less...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:01 PM
WASHINGTON — About sundown one Sunday in September, North Dakota farmer Steven Jensen noticed that his combine was running over wet, squishy earth in a wheat field he was harvesting. When he took a closer look, he saw that oil had coated the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The 710 Freeway in Commerce was fully open Monday morning following a fiery big rig tanker crash over the weekend.
The freeway was open in both directions by 5:11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The big rig, carrying an estimated 8,...
| Nov 24, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown has released draft regulations to govern fracking in California that very closely follow the lines of a bill passed this year by the Legislature. The problem is that the bill itself, though better than nothing, is not strong enough to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration published a plan Thursday that sets the stage for law enforcement agencies, businesses, universities and hobbyists to begin flying remotely piloted aircraft, better known as drones, in the United...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:01 PM
WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund executive and environmental activist from San Francisco, chose his venue carefully.
“It is here President Obama drew his own personal line in the sand,” Steyer said as he convened a...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:33 PM
MEXICO CITY—The Mexican Senate has approved a sweeping reform of the country’s energy sector that would open the underperforming state-run oil company to foreign investment — a move that supporters say could boost a stagnant economy...