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Business & Technology

California high-speed rail construction not exactly moving at high speed

Less than six months from breaking ground, and California still hasn't bought any of the land it needs for its new high-speed rail line.

Business & Technology

Lawmakers call for end to animal-deafening, oil-finding offshore surveys

Not that this means the surveys will actually stop.

Climate & Energy

Keystone XL decision unlikely before June — and that’s good news

The economics of tar sands got tougher in both the U.S. and Europe today.

Business & Technology

Chevron reports record profits — and will spend some of them undermining California pollution standards

It's a lovely system we've got going here.

Climate & Energy

Energy Secretary Steven Chu to resign

The move, widely expected, means there are vacancies at the top of all three major agencies that deal with energy and environmental issues.

Climate & Energy

Toppled U.K. wind turbines likely an act of sabotage

Our story from yesterday gets a little more complex and interesting.

Climate & Energy

CO2 emissions from energy production drop to 1994 levels in the U.S.

That gets us halfway to Obama's goal of cutting emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels over the next decade.

Climate & Energy

Explosion at headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company kills 32 [UPDATED]

The cause of the blast isn't clear, but it's just the latest in a long string of deadly accidents plaguing Pemex.

Climate & Energy

California levies record $1 million fine against Chevron for refinery fire

Chevron flouted workplace-safety law in the lead-up to an explosion at its refinery in Richmond, Calif., last year, according to Cal/OSHA.

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