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  • Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz

    Review: 'War of the Whales' by Joshua Horwitz
    On March 15, 2000, the whales came ashore. Although they appeared to the uninitiated to be "weird-looking dolphins," marine biologist Ken Balcomb identified most of the victims as beaked whales. He could barely believe his eyes when he found the first...
  • California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater

    California needs to overhaul its protection of groundwater
    There are many environmentally worrisome aspects of oil and gas production, and one is the injection of wastewater back into the ground. This process — a way of disposing of the contaminated water created during the drilling process — is...
  • No free ride: German minister wants road-use toll for foreign drivers

    Germany's transport minister on Monday unveiled plans to charge foreign drivers a road-use toll to close what he called a "fairness gap" that lets cars registered in other countries get a free ride on some of the world's best highways and byways. The...
  • Safe transport via rail of crude oil

    America’s oil and natural gas industry, rail industry and regulators are working together to turn the 99.997 percent safety rate for rail transportation of crude oil into a 100 percent safety rate. Our success in eliminating the last .003 percent of...
  • Lauderdale Lakes approves a second RaceTrac mega-station

    RaceTrac gas stations are revving up in the city, with commissioners approving a second of the company's mega-stations. Despite objections from the nearby Eastgate community, supporters on the commission said the financially struggling city could not...
  • Debate rages over Mexico's plan to open energy markets

    Debate rages over Mexico's plan to open energy markets
    Politicians stand on the podium in the lower house of Congress, waving signs and shouting, “Viva Mexico, THIEVES!” Outside, crowds demonstrate. The sessions drag on into the wee hours until an earthquake forces everyone to evacuate. It might...
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • Gas glut brings lower prices at Orlando pumps

    Gas glut brings lower prices at Orlando pumps
    April Sawers smiled as she filled her car's gas tank at an Orlando station this week. She attributed her good mood to the steadily dropping price of fuel, which has dipped to its lowest level in four months, according to AAA, the motorists' club. "I'm...
  • Kinder Morgan Signs Up Customers For New England Natural Gas Pipeline

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said natural gas distribution companies in New England have agreed to buy firm gas on the U.S. energy company's proposed new pipeline into the region. A shortage of gas pipelines into New England forced energy firms there...
  • Oil bull Hall's fund up 20 percent at half-year, outpacing rivals

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Famed oil trader Andy Hall's more than $3 billion hedge fund was up nearly 20 percent at the half-year mark, sharply outpacing its rivals in one of the best performances of its seven-year history, data obtained by Reuters showed on...
  • Beneath the Waves Film Festival screens globally, acts locally

    Beneath the Waves Film Festival screens globally, acts locally
    Conversations about ocean pollution, endangered species and climate change often leave people feeling powerless. But a group of scientists is attempting to change that through their traveling film festival Beneath the Waves, which will appear Saturday...