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Even as the European Union reached out to the East this week, sending its foreign affairs chief touring through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan for a string of meetings marked with smiling photos and words of goodwill, experts say its...
Tags: Asia, Justice and Rights, Uzbekistan, Heroin, Russia
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report. That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...
After a series of problems plagued the debut of offshore oil drilling in the U.S. Arctic, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday ordered a high-level, expedited review of oil operations in Alaskan waters aimed at achieving “safe and responsible...
PolitiCalThe federal government announced Thursday that it has leased nearly 18,000 acres of public land in Northern California for oil and gas exploration, angering environmentalists who fear an uptick in hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Many of the 15...
Edison Mission Energy, an unregulated power-generating unit of Rosemead-based Edison International, said Monday that it had filed for bankruptcy and had agreed on a reorganization plan with its parent company and holders of its $3.7 billion in debt. &...
The 2013 line of Ford Fusion vehicles was named this year's Green Car of the Year on Thursday morning at the L.A. Auto Show. The sedan was chosen by Green Car Journal for its low petroleum use, low carbon dioxide emissions and its pricing, which the...
Tags: Honda, Hybrid Vehicles, Toyota, Passenger Cars, Chevrolet
The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its plan to allow oil and gas drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the first time a blueprint has been drawn up for the entire 23-million acre block on Alaska’s North Slope. The plan,...
Tags: Ken Salazar, Petroleum Industry
A natural gas explosion tore through a strip club in western Massachusetts on Friday evening, leveling the business and sending at least eight people to the local trauma center. The smell of gas had sent employees, customers and dancers racing out of...
A natural gas explosion in Springfield, Mass., that blew up a strip club Friday evening also damaged 42 other buildings and displaced hundreds of people, early assessments of the damage show. In a news conference Saturday afternoon, Springfield Mayor...
CAIRO — Algerian troops raided a remote natural gas refinery Saturday, killing 11 Islamic militants but not before extremists executed seven hostages who for days had been trapped in a deepening international crisis, according to media reports....
PolitiCalAs California considers rules for hydraulic fracturing, a legal battle in Wyoming over regulations for the controversial drilling process could underscore the flash points in the coming debate here. A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Wyoming...
"Promised Land" certainly sounds promising. It's got a strong cast and an intriguing premise that has the added bonus of real-world relevance. But, good intentions and good work aside, the film flounders before it reaches its conclusion. The film, which...
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