Critical List: Interior to expedite oil and gas permit review; pandas trying to mate
The Interior Department is going to expedite its review of applications for oil and gas drilling on federal lands.
Town governments want the ability to regulate fracking, but they’re having to fight against state governments to get it.
An Australian company is planning to extract copper, gold, and other metals from the sea floor.
Pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo are attempting to mate. (Report: “They coupled more than once, but failed to reach the sexual summit.”)
TreeHugger announced the winners of its Best of Green Awards.
Beware of ticks.