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One night in early September, a critical piece of natural gas infrastructure temporarily blew its stack. ...
In parched North Dakota, cloud-seeding irks some farmers

FARGO, N.D. — In the parched northern Plains, where the worst drought in decades has withered crops and forced some ranchers to begin selling...
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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota kicks off public hearings this week on whether regulators should allow Enbridge Energy to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil...
In Wisconsin, GOP pushes to end sulfide mining moratorium

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker voted to ban copper and gold mining in Wisconsin two decades ago. Now he may be asked to...
Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

PORTLAND, Maine — As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the...
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SANDY, Utah — Jefferson Savarino and Luke Mulholland scored in the second half and Real Salt Lake brought the Seattle Sounders' 13-game unbeaten streak...
Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

WASHINGTON — Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm...
EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in...
Syria looks to peace, North Korea to attack on US mainland

UNITED NATIONS — Syria's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that victory against terrorists in his war-ravaged nation "is now within reach" while North...
World wonders: Could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan?

SEOUL, South Korea — Will North Korea's next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That's a question being asked after North...

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