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    Mining giant Rio Tinto may pull out of Pebble Mine in Alaska

    Global mining giant Rio Tinto said Monday it is considering dumping its stake in Alaska’s Pebble Mine, a huge open pit mine planned for the best remaining wild salmon stronghold on Earth.

    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM

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    Interior won't let road through Alaska's Izembek

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell won’t allow a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The state of Alaska was pushing for a land exchange with the Interior Department in order to build the road. The state argued the ...

    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM

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    Group running ads against Begich in Alaska

    An advocacy group that does not disclose its donors says it is running a six-figure television ad buy in Alaska complaining about Democratic Sen. Mark Begich’s support of President Obama judicial nominees.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

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    BP engineer convicted in 2010 Deepwater Horizon federal case

    A former BP engineer was convicted today of deleting text messages considered evidence in the federal investigation of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Kurt Mix, 52, of Katy, Texas, faces up to 20 years in prison. “Today...

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:16 PM

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    New forecast finds U.S. flush with energy

    U.S. oil production will surge toward a record high in the next two years and the nation’s natural gas dominance is expected to rise for decades, according to a new government forecast.

    Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM

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    NOAA: Arctic sea-ice melt linked to extreme summer weather

    A growing body of evidence demonstrates a link between the melting of Arctic sea ice and worsening summer heat waves and other extreme weather in the United States and elsewhere in the world, leading scientists said Thursday.

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM

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    Will natural gas eventually come from sea ice? Prospect thrills some, dismays others

    Buried beneath the world’s oceans and the Arctic permafrost lies a global energy source that many think might dwarf today’s fracking revolution: huge reservoirs of natural gas trapped in ice crystals.

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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    Fracking requires chemicals and water, raising unresolved claims about pollution

    Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that is driving America’s energy boom, has been around for decades. But it was only in the last decade that the process of blasting underground rocks with water and chemicals was refined enoug...

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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    Fracking-led energy boom is turning U.S. into ‘Saudi America’

    All along the highway that leads into this city in West Texas, the rows of black pump jacks seem endless, bobbing up and down as they pull crude oil from beneath the parched scrub desert.

    Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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    Administration considers whether to allow Shell to resume Arctic oil exploration

    The Obama administration is weighing whether to allow Shell to resume drilling in Arctic waters after a series of mishaps halted its controversial oil exploration effort last year.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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