Keystone XL pipeline is under scrutiny as the State Department's inspector general probes conflict of interest charges surrounding a review of Keystone XL.
San Onofre nuclear plant is shutting down for good after an epic 16-month battle over whether the twin reactors could be safely restarted with millions of people living nearby, officials announced Friday. The problems at San Onofre center on steam generators that were installed during a $670 million overhaul in 2009 and 2010.
Protests against the Keystone XL pipeline needs to be seen in a broader, economic light, Grealy writes. Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline will be a mere sideshow, he adds, and future investment in it will have to fight shale oil, a battle that's already been lost.
A sole joint committee between Israelis and Palestinians survives 17 years after the Oslo Accords: the one on water.
Although Shell has apologized for the North Sea spill, which has yet to be contained, the oil company's belated release of information is still drawing criticism from environmentalists.