| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Scientists have released video of an 8-foot-long, shimmering oarfish taken about 200 feet below the ocean surface -- and it is breathtaking.
Elusive and alien-looking, the oarfish has a thin, eel-like body with squiggly iridescent markings that glow...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:37 PM
No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Twenty-two environmental activists who staged a sit-in to protest the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline that would bring crude oil from Canada to the United States were arrested as part of a planned protest this morning outside the State Department...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The 710 Freeway in Commerce was fully open Monday morning following a fiery big rig tanker crash over the weekend.
The freeway was open in both directions by 5:11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The big rig, carrying an estimated 8,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Prices surprisingly dipped in September, the first decline since the spring, indicating that inflation remains well in check as Federal Reserve policymakers meet to consider if they should reduce a key central bank stimulus effort.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Occidental Petroleum, one of the largest crude oil producers in the country, said third quarter earnings jumped more than 14% as domestic oil production increased and gas prices rose.
The earnings report comes nearly two weeks after the Los Angeles...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Wednesday, President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, and I headed down to the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan to cover the Keystone protest.
A couple things:
1) It’s telling that despite the supposed scandals engulfing the president, I...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:10 PM
A wayward mylar balloon floated into Torrance power lines, forcing an oil refinery evacuation, a street closure and refinery employees to scan the surrounding community for emission leaks.
The balloon triggered a voltage fluctuation at 9:16 a.m. from...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:59 PM
After four years of providing trillions of dollars in cheap money to prop up the U.S. financial system and economy, the Federal Reserve has signaled that its generosity won't last forever.
On the face of it, that ought to be good news: It means the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The U.S. Air Force will consider leasing land on Vandenberg Air Force Base for private companies to extract offshore oil and gas from the central California coast, officials said Wednesday.
The proposal would allow oil companies to use onshore equipment...