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  • Bristol Bay's history

    Federal protection for Alaska's Bristol Bay has ebbed and flowed over the years, usually in sync with the party in the White House.  1986: U.S. opens Bristol Bay to oil and gas exploration and development during President Reagan’s tenure. 1989:...
  • Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago

     Koch-owned firm unveils plan to cover dusty petcoke piles in Chicago
    Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vow to rid Chicago of dusty piles of petroleum coke, a company is moving forward with plans to enclose towering mounds of the refinery byproduct on the Southeast Side. KCBX Terminals, a firm controlled by industrialists...
  • Plunging oil prices could boost geopolitical tensions: Bank of England report

    Plunging oil prices could heighten geopolitical tensions, trigger defaults by U.S. shale oil and gas firms and destabilize euro zone inflation expectations, the Bank of England warned on Tuesday. In a half-yearly assessment of global financial risks,...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: Salmon crowned king, but its reign is wobbly

    Any doubts Howard Tanner had about whether a hatchery-raised crop of Pacific salmon could find a home in the freshwater of the Great Lakes evaporated just months after the first class of finger-sized cohos were planted in Lake Michigan. The fish began...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: A Great Lake revival

    LINWOOD, Mich. Ernie Plant's eyes get wide when he talks about how spectacular Lake Huron's salmon fishing was back in the late 1980s, when his dad would take him up north on Friday nights after his high school football games. They'd spend fall...
  • Oil price plunge creates economic winners, losers

    MILWAUKEE The pain at the pump is gone for now, but could we begin to feel it elsewhere? Maybe. From manufacturers who make parts and equipment for U.S. oil drillers to companies developing battery and biofuel technologies, the monthslong slide in the...
  • Fracking will boost Maryland's economy

    Fracking will boost Maryland's economy
    Wenonah Hauter's recent op-ed on the dangers of fracking in Maryland missed the mark completely ("There is no safe fracking, Mr. O'Malley," Dec. 3). Ms. Hauter argues that Gov. Martin O'Malley "mishandled" the decision to allow fracking in the state....
  • UGI customers get early Christmas gift

    UGI customers get early Christmas gift
    Watch this: Pet supply retailer PetSmart fetches $8.7 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout of 2014. Are you feeling the warmth? The Lehigh Valley's natural gas provider, UGI Utilities, has cut the typical heating customer's bill about $4 a month,...
  • Lifting the U.S. ban on oil exports would send OPEC a message

    Crude oil prices are down 40% in recent months. There's a surplus of 2 million barrels being pumped each day. Estimates are that demand for oil will fall in 2015. And yet in the face of all this, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or...
  • Earth-to-face beauty products grow in popularity

    Earth-to-face beauty products grow in popularity
    It's become almost ho-hum to read a menu that lists precisely where the apples were picked or how the cow was raised. So what's the next wave in sourcing? It's already upon us. People are becoming as picky about what goes on their skin as what goes in...
  • Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river

    Three environmental groups said Thursday that they have discovered toxic coal ash leaks from a retired Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina, allegedly polluting the Yadkin River nine months after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke plant fouled the...