| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
KIEV, Ukraine -- Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kiev on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the fledgling Ukraine government, and the Obama administration announced with his arrival a $1-billion energy subsidy package. The fast-moving developments...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
SEATTLE - Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun the yearlong process that could lead to halting construction on the controversial Pebble Mine, stakeholders in Alaska’s bountiful Bristol Bay are weighing in.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska’s Bristol Bay -- home to the most productive sockeye salmon...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:42 PM
SACRAMENTO—Don't blame the little fish. And don't call it the Central Valley.
Both comments, repeated incessantly, were irritants during President Obama's visit to parched California farm country last week.
The president was there—in the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, sounded ready to reject a set of disputed permitting rules designed by the Obama administration to restrict carbon emissions from plants and factories.
But a majority of justices also agreed...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:26 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A second ruptured stormwater pipe that has been spilling toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia has been sealed, North Carolina officials announced late Friday.
The state's Department of Environment and...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:51 AM
BEIJING — A Chinese mining tycoon, his brother and 34 others who allegedly terrorized parts of Sichuan province for 20 years through a mafia-style gang were charged Thursday with murder, weapons trafficking and other offenses.
The case, centered...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:57 AM
China took the gold medal last year in purchases of the precious metal, becoming the world's largest consumer even as overall world demand was down in the face of rising stock prices.
Consumers bought a record 3,863.5 tons of gold jewelry, coins and...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:07 PM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border.
The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
| Feb 12, 2014
The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy.
President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...