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  • Coast Guard blasts Shell for ignoring risks over Arctic rig in 2012

    SEATTLE — A Coast Guard investigation into the 2012 grounding of the Kulluk, an offshore drilling rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the harsh Arctic, blasted the oil company for legal violations, poor management and taking undue risks,...
  • For South Gate Middle School class, abalones open a whole new world

    For South Gate Middle School class, abalones open a whole new world
    Jenny Gonzalez checked for signs of epipodium, tentacles resembling swaying wet noodles, on the green abalones in her South Gate classroom the other day. "That's what I was looking for," Jenny, 13, said of a small, light-colored abalone. "When you see...
  • At low point for state GOP, gubernatorial rivals make their pitches

    BURLINGAME, Calif. — The two leading candidates to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid put their clashing brands of conservatism on display Saturday at a state Republican convention where party loyalists conceded their election prospects...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • 'Veronica Mars' Mess Extends Troubling Trend: App Mishaps

    Another day, another techno fiasco in Hollywood. For the third consecutive weekend, a high-profile example of digital distribution of premium content went kablooey. The most recent instance was the glut of glitches encountered by Kickstarter donors to...
  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • State loan urged to help Hermosa Beach settle legal claim

    A South Bay assemblyman is proposing a loan of state funds to Hermosa Beach to take the financial heat off voters who are being asked to decide whether to allow oil drilling in their city for the first time in more than 80 years. The legislation would...
  • Natural gas is bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. [Commentary]

    Natural gas is bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. [Commentary]
    Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer has tirelessly promoted his "Make It in America" campaign, an initiative to advance policies to help the country regain its role as a leading global manufacturer. For too long, we have seen American businesses relocate...
  • Costs to Russia for Crimea seizure far beyond pinprick sanctions

    Costs to Russia for Crimea seizure far beyond pinprick sanctions
    More than two decades of building foreign investor confidence in Russia as a reliable business partner -- over. Reliable customers in Western Europe for the oil and gas exports on which Russia's economy is heavily dependent -- now in doubt. Rising...
  • Chesapeake Energy to spin off oil field services business

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. said it plans to spin off its oil field services division into a separate publicly traded company. The news came weeks after the the oil and natural gas producer said it was pursuing strategic alternatives for the division,...
  • Meeting to discuss Banning Ranch is Thursday

    An advocacy group working to fight development at Banning Ranch is hosting a community meeting Thursday in Costa Mesa. The Banning Ranch Conservancy plans to update the public on its efforts, according to a news release. Endangered species like the...