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  • Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction

    Colombia labor dispute halts Reficar refinery construction
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Work on Colombia’s biggest-ever construction project, a $6.47-billion refinery called Reficar going up near the coastal city of Cartagena, has ground to a halt amid ongoing labor strife, the latest in a series of setbacks that...
  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • Mining firm finally gets go-ahead to start new Azusa digs

    Mining firm finally gets go-ahead to start new Azusa digs
    After almost three years of controversy, a rock-mining company will begin digging into the foothills above the San Gabriel Valley, an operation that critics said would scar the mountainside, worsen air quality and cut off access to a popular trail head,...
  • Rentech shifts from green energy to a more fertile field

    Rentech shifts from green energy to a more fertile field
    For most of its 33-year history, Rentech Inc. tried to make money on green fuel development. But like its plans to sell synthetic diesel to major airlines in 2009, those efforts never really left the ground. Now, the Los Angeles company is on a...
  • 'Running Wild' follows Dayton O. Hyde, cowboy conservationist

    'Running Wild' follows Dayton O. Hyde, cowboy conservationist
    Dayton O. Hyde is a cowboy Renaissance man. He's an award-winning author whose books, such as “One Summer in Montana," reflect his passion for the American West and its wildlife. Last year, Hyde, 88, published his first book of cowboy poetry,...
  • Bolivia: Surreal beauty in the high desert of the Andean plateau

    Bolivia: Surreal beauty in the high desert of the Andean plateau
    POTOSÍ, Bolivia — A gentle breeze swept across Laguna Colorada, momentarily turning the magenta mineral lake water neon-orange as it rippled around the knobby knees of several dozen flamingos. Suddenly, a pair of frisky vicuñas trotted...
  • Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands

    Feds give solar plants priority over mining on public lands
    Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday. The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
  • Google Street View goes to abandoned island from 007's 'SkyFall'

    Google Street View goes to abandoned island from 007's 'SkyFall'
    If you've ever wanted to pretend to be James Bond on the abandoned island he travels to in "SkyFall," you can now do so thanks to Google Street View. The island of Hashima, near Nagasaki, Japan, was home to a coal mining facility that housed 5,000...
  • Produced By Conference: A 'gold rush' out of L.A. for tax credits

    Produced By Conference: A 'gold rush' out of L.A. for tax credits
    California, beware: Film producers are increasingly sizing up rivals in emerging regional production centers outside of Hollywood, from Pittsburgh to Atlanta. That was the blunt, but all too familiar, message delivered at a panel Sunday at the fifth...
  • Plans shelved for coal export terminal in Oregon

    Plans shelved for coal export terminal in Oregon
    SEATTLE — The battle over plans for a series of massive coal export terminals across the Pacific Northwest took a new turn Wednesday when the energy company Kinder Morgan announced it was dropping its plan to build a $200-million facility on the...
  • Lipstick's allure may come with heavy metal price

    Lipstick's allure may come with heavy metal price
    The quest for lusher, ruby-red lips may be exposing women to dangerous metals, including cadmium, a highly toxic element linked with renal failure, a UC Berkeley study suggests. Researchers found trace amounts of nine metals, some benign, some...