Australia's Labor Party ousted Julia Gillard as prime minister, replacing her with Kevin Rudd, in a desperate bid to win the upcoming election.
Ohio lets energy companies keep emergency-management officials in the dark about the fracking chemicals they use. The EPA says that has to stop.
The mayor of Charlotte, N.C., was confirmed with a unanimous Senate vote.
The program will pay residents for excess solar power they produce on their roofs, with the aim of generating enough to power 30,000 homes.
And at least one coal-loving Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, agrees.
The 15-acre sinkhole was caused by the collapse of a salt mine that served the petrochemical industry.
Enviros criticized the methodology and scope of a study that found tar-sands pipelines to be just as safe as regular oil pipelines.
The number of bumblebees killed by a pesticide application in Oregon has risen to 50,000, and nature lovers are calling for stronger regulation of neonicotinoid insecticides.
An EPA rule cracking down on power-plant pollution that crosses state borders was struck down by a federal court last year. Now the Supremes will hear the case and could reinstate the rule.