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  • U.S. pledges $1 billion in aid to Ukraine

    U.S. pledges $1 billion in aid to Ukraine
    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...
  • Feds, miners, Alaska natives: What they're saying about Pebble Mine

    Feds, miners, Alaska natives: What they're saying about Pebble Mine
    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. There is...
  • EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine

    EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine
    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...
  • Water war boils down to farmers vs. fishermen

    Water war boils down to farmers vs. fishermen
    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...
  • Court skeptical of EPA regulations

    Court skeptical of EPA regulations
    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...
  • Second North Carolina coal ash spill plugged, but concerns remain

    Second North Carolina coal ash spill plugged, but concerns remain
    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...
  • Chinese mining tycoon, brother accused of mafia-style crimes

    Chinese mining tycoon, brother accused of mafia-style crimes
    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...
  • China now world's largest gold consumer, though world demand down

    China now world's largest gold consumer, though world demand down
    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...
  • U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies

    U.S., Mexico and Canada are asked to protect monarch butterflies
    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....
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill
    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...
  • For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue

    For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue
    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...