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City, county departments save thousands with low gas prices

City, county departments save thousands with low gas prices

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several city and county departments have seen their fuel budgets drop with unleaded gasoline below $2 a gallon at most Lincoln-area gas stations.

February 08, 2016 3:33 pm Related Loading…
Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

SALT LAKE CITY — Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial Utah tar sands development announced it's scaling back work on its project.

February 07, 2016 2:40 pm Related Loading…

Breastfeeding bill brings talk of 'milking', babies in mines

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposal to require businesses to accommodate breastfeeding mothers at work has passed the Utah Senate despite concerns from one lawmaker who wondered if it would lead to babies in coal mines.

February 02, 2016 5:33 pmLoading…
After Sandy upgrades, power stays on during blizzard

After Sandy upgrades, power stays on during blizzard

Jamie Peralta, with Asplundh Tree Service, prunes branches off a tree in Plandome Heights, N.Y., on Jan. 27. The electric utility PSEG Long Island hires contractors like Asplundh to trim trees in an effort to prevent power outages during storms.and other severe weather.

January 31, 2016 10:51 amLoading…
Review: Going offline with new Google Maps option

Review: Going offline with new Google Maps option

Notwithstanding a few mishaps, Google Maps is both free and reliable.

January 29, 2016 2:30 pmLoading…
Review: Going offline with Google Maps

Review: Going offline with Google Maps

A smartphone screen grab shows a map of the San Francisco Bay Area during a demonstration of Google Maps’ new offline navigation option.

January 28, 2016 12:52 pmLoading…

A month after raising rates, Fed faces darker global economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded. China's leaders have struggled to steer the world's second-biggest economy.

January 25, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

Solar panels that are part of a community array occupy a property in Richmond, Vt., on Friday. Vermont’s commitment to renewable energy has created a job-producing boom in renewable energy projects that has seen solar panels pop up across the state.

January 24, 2016 9:52 amLoading…
Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

Vermont solar growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit

RICHMOND, Vt. — Less than two years after Vermont almost quadrupled the amount of renewable electricity that homeowners and small businesses can sell to their utilities, regulators are looking for the best way to go even further to encourage renewable energy production while ensuring costs s…

January 24, 2016 9:52 amLoading…

Plan calls for operations to resume at nuke dump in 2016

CARLSBAD, N.M. — Some operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico could resume by the end of 2016 under a plan approved by U.S. Energy Department officials.

January 21, 2016 12:54 pmLoading…
Idaho program treating 4 children with marijuana extract oil

Idaho program treating 4 children with marijuana extract oil

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho health officials say four children are receiving treatment for severe forms of epilepsy with an experimental non-psychoactive drug derived from marijuana plants.

January 18, 2016 2:29 pm Related Loading…

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January 18, 2016 12:18 pmLoading…
More quakes rattle Oklahoma, but state avoids tough measures

More quakes rattle Oklahoma, but state avoids tough measures

OKLAHOMA CITY — In Oklahoma, now the country’s earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they’re feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare…

January 18, 2016 11:09 amLoading…
More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

The remains of a collapsed chimney rest on the ground outside a home in Edmond, Okla., on Dec. 29, 2015, following an earthquake.

January 18, 2016 11:09 amLoading…

Missouri business groups voice support for gas tax hike

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than two dozen interest groups from across the political spectrum are backing a proposed increase to the state's fuel taxes, signaling bipartisan and private-sector support for what would be the first such hike in more than two decades that's aimed at repairin…

January 13, 2016 2:41 pmLoading…

Auto Show: Some see sales slowdown; fuel economy quandary

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show opens to the public Jan. 16 in Detroit. Here are some of the things we learned at this week's media preview:

January 13, 2016 4:00 amLoading…

Auto Show: Some see sales slowdown; fuel economy quandary

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show opens to the public Jan. 16 in Detroit. Here are some of the things we learned at this week's media preview:

January 12, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

Company drills in wrong area; forfeits North Dakota oil

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators ordered a Denver company to forfeit crude oil that was obtained from an area where it did not hold a lease.

January 11, 2016 9:16 amLoading…

Invisible disaster drives people from upscale LA community

LOS ANGELES — Laura Gideon and her family endured the sickening stench from an out-of-control natural gas leak for about a month before they could no longer tolerate the nausea, headaches and nosebleeds.

January 09, 2016 11:32 amLoading…
Report: Regulator's emails disparaged pipeline project

Report: Regulator's emails disparaged pipeline project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency intends to investigate a staff member involved in the environmental review of the Sandpiper oil pipeline after emails surfaced containing a disparaging tone against the project.

January 06, 2016 2:03 pm Related Loading…

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