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  • Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base

    Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base
    Like other schools pursuing the best and brightest incoming class, Stanford hosts an annual weekend of events to woo students who have been accepted but have not yet signed on the dotted line. Such students are often trying to choose among several...
  • University refuses to disclose funding sources of its climate contrarian

    The University of Delaware has declined a congressional request for documents related to the external funding of one of its professors a known climate contrarian saying it was an intrusion into academic freedom. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the ranking...
  • Obama administration's new fracking rules criticized by both sides

    Obama administration's new fracking rules criticized by both sides
    As the Obama administration took the first step Friday to regulate the drilling method known as fracking, opposition to the safety measures underscored the challenge of policing a practice that has cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil but raised fears of...
  • Two bills to curb hydraulic fracturing advancing in Annapolis

    Two bills to curb hydraulic fracturing advancing in Annapolis
    Two bills that would restrict drilling for natural gas in Maryland advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly Friday, setting the stage for another round of debate on how far the state should go to allow a lucrative industry that concerns...
  • Carolinas congressman have varied views on Atlantic drilling

    The five congressmen representing coastal districts in the Carolinas reflect the opposing views in states where both governors are strong advocates of offshore drilling and almost 20 coastal communities oppose the idea. The federal Bureau of Ocean and...
  • California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

    Flying over the Sierra Nevada as California entered its fourth year of drought, the state's energy chief looked down and saw stark bare granite cloaked in dirty brown haze — not the usual pristine white peaks heaped with snow that would run the...
  • Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

    The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has...
  • House explosion in suburban Columbus damages nearby homes

    Natural gas is suspected as the cause of a house explosion in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington that damaged seven to nine neighboring structures. Fire Chief Jeff Young said "amazingly" there were no fatalities and no injuries requiring emergency...
  • 3 applications for oil survey permits being reviewed by SC

    Three companies that conduct seismic surveys want South Carolina to sign off on applications for federal permits that would allow surveying for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic off the state's coast as early as this summer. Conservation groups say the...
  • Obama administration puts out fracking rules for federal lands

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration issued its first major fracking rules Friday with standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, requiring disclosure of chemicals and covered storage of waste. While the vast majority of hydraulic fracturing,...
  • Lawmakers call oil operations 'reckless,' call for shutdown of wells

    Lawmakers call oil operations 'reckless,' call for shutdown of wells
    Calling the current situation "reckless," a group of state legislators on Friday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately shut down more than 2,500 oil production and oilfield waste water wells that the state has allowed to operate in federally protected...