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  • Silver fire spreads, threatening homes in California

    Silver fire was estimated at nearly 22 square miles Thursday with 20 percent containment, but the direction could change in the area. Evacuation orders were issued in five towns around the Silver fire.

  • Sumatran tiger cubs born in Washington

    Sumatran tiger cubs born at The National Zoo in Washington, the zoo announced Thursday. The Sumatran tiger cubs won't be exhibited for several months, but fans can watch them on webcams.

  • Fukushima's new 'emergency' – radioactive water leaks (+video)

    Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an 'emergency,' Japan's nuclear watchdog says. Highly radioactive water from Fukushima is leaking into the ocean and discharges could accelerate if nothing is done.

  • Power plant implosion: Demolition goes wrong

    Power plant implosion creates shrapnel that injures audience watching the planned implosion of a decommissioned PG&E power plant 

  • It's a bike! It's a car! It's an ... ELF bike?

    ELF bike: A 'green' commuting option, the ELF bike looks like Fred Flintstone's footmobile, only with solar panels and a futuristic shape.

  • China heat wave: It's so hot, manhole covers cook food

    China heat wave leaves much of the country's southern and eastern areas sweltering. Shanghai hits record 105 degrees F. and one eastern city sees record 108 degrees. 

  • Potash cartel: Russia's Uralkali quits major potash venture

    Potash cartel upended as Russia's Uralkali drops out of the Belarusian Potash Company, heralding a price war for the key crop nutrient. The break-up of a major potash cartel leaves North America's Canpotex as the dominant potash export venture.

  • U.S. accuses JPMorgan: Bank pays $410 million settlement

    U.S. accuses JPMorgan: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says JPMorgan traders manipulated electricity prices. JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $410 million on Tuesday to settle the claim by U.S. energy regulators.

  • Florida gas plant explosion rocks central Florida

    A Florida gas plant explosion sent 'boom after boom after boom' through the central Florida neighborhood around it early Tuesday. Several people were injured in the Florida gas plant explosion, with at least three critically injured.

  • Philadelphia explosion blamed on gas leak

    Philadelphia explosion was caused by a gas leak, officials said Monday. The Philadelphia explosion injured eight people and toppled an unoccupied row house.

  • Samet Island coast marred by oil spill

    Samet Island, a popular tourist destination in Thailand's eastern sea, was in the path of an oil spill that washed up black waves of crude oil on its beaches over the weekend. The Samet Island oil spill came from a leak in the pipeline operated by a subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc.  

  • EU, China settle solar-panel trade dispute

    Chinese companies agree not to sell their solar panels below a specified price in the EU market. EU officials say new agreement will stabilize solar-panel market after steep losses and job cuts by European manufacturers.

  • Halliburton spill probe resolved. Will BP contractor cut another deal?

    Halliburton has agreed to pay a fine for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, thereby resolving a U.S. Justice Department criminal probe. Still, Halliburton, the cement contractor involved in the spill, has a powerful incentive to cut another deal with businesses and residents.

  • Gulf oil spill: Halliburton to plead guilty to destroying spill evidence (+video)

    Gulf oil spill: Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

  • Tropical storm Dorian loses strength in Atlantic Ocean (+video)

    Tropical storm Dorian continued to weaken in the Atlantic Ocean, centered off the coast of west Africa late Thursday, as Flossie spun far from land in the Pacific Ocean. Both tropical storm Dorian and Flossie are expected to weaken further over the coming days.

  • Tropical storm Dorian moves west across Atlantic (+video)

    Tropical storm Dorian grew stronger Thursday morning as it moved west across the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of west Africa. Currently, there are no land threats from tropical storm Dorian.

  • Wood-rail bird spotted in US. Birders go nuts.

    Wood-rail bird is causing a stir in the birding world. The rare Rufous-necked wood-rail bird has never before been spotted in the US, but for the last two weeks one of the birds has been right at home among the cattails at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Rig blowout: Gulf of Mexico natural gas well catches fire

    A rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire and continued to burn Wednesday. No injuries have been reported, and officials stress the rig blowout wouldn't be close to as damaging as the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Rig blowout forces evacuation of Gulf natural gas rig

    Rig blowout in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday forced the evacuation of 47 workers aboard a drilling rig, authorities said. Natural gas flowed from the leaking rig off the Louisiana coast in the wake of the rig blowout.

  • Corpse flower: Missed it in D.C.? There's another in California.

    Corpse flower attracted crowds in Washington Sunday night, but if you missed the stinky flower bloom you can see another one within the next week at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The school says its greenhouse will be open to the public during the one-day blooming of the so-called corpse flower.

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