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  • U.S. approves plan to open Atlantic to oil reserve surveys

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday approved a plan that would allow companies to assess oil resources off the Atlantic Coast, angering environmental groups that worried the plan will harm marine life and open the door to offshore...
  • Destroyed jet, sanctions to drive more money to Latam, Asia

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over eastern Ukraine on Thursday is likely to keep fixed income investors shunning Russia, and eastern Europe more broadly, in favor of other emerging markets. The eruption of conflict earlier...
  • Sheriff's mapping tool lets you search crime in your neighborhood

    Sheriff's mapping tool lets you search crime in your neighborhood
    Why was there a sheriff's helicopter hovering over my neighborhood? Why were deputies putting up crime-scene tape down my street? Those answers are now at your fingertips and just a few clicks away. Starting Friday, the Broward Sheriff's Office is...
  • Shale could give U.S. enough oil to meet demands

    Shale could give U.S. enough oil to meet demands
    Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree. When that happens and by how much, though, has produced disparate estimates that depend on...
  • 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...
  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
  • Fracking doesn't cause earthquakes [Letter]

    Fracking doesn't cause earthquakes [Letter]
    A recent opinion piece missed some key facts on hydraulic fracturing, injection wells and induced seismicity in Oklahoma ("Fracking may be inducing earthquakes," July 1). Hydraulic fracturing is a well-regulated process that has been used more than 1....
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Make olive oil your No. 1 oil

    Environmental Nutrition The olive tree, which dates back at least 6,000 years, has long been a symbol of friendship among nations. In fact, the dove with an olive branch is a long-standing icon of peace, and olive branches were awarded to the winners...
  • Natural gas utilities restock after bitter winter drains supplies

    Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter. The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
  • Occidental Petroleum announces subsidiary leadership

    Occidental Petroleum announces subsidiary leadership
    A little more than a month after filing documents to spin off its California operations, Occidental Petroleum Corp. has named the leadership team for its proposed subsidiary. The longtime Los Angeles company announced in February that it was moving...
  • Grain shipments backlogged by railroads

    Farmers and grain elevator operators are worried about millions of bushels of corn and soybeans from 2013 that still haven't shipped, even as this year's crop is in the ground. An overburdened rail system has backlogged grain car orders and delayed grain...