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{FD} Massive field of recoverable oil, natural gas uncovered in Texas

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The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that a vast shale field in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the agency has ever assessed. Continue reading

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{FD} Company building Dakota Access pipeline asks court to end delays as protests erupt

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The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is urging a federal court to speed up approval of its plan to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir, arguing Tuesday that further delays could add millions of dollars each month to the cost. Continue reading

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{FD} Police deploy pepper spray in clashes with pipeline protesters

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Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting several dozen with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer. Continue reading

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{FD} Families reach $60 million in Washington landslide settlements

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Survivors and family members of people killed in the nation’s deadliest landslide have reached $60 million in settlements with the state of Washington and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman banned from national parks during 2-year probation for defacing rock formations

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A San Diego woman who pleaded guilty to defacing several treasured national rock formations at national parks across the west and was sentenced to two years of probation was also banned from all national parks and federal lands during her probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Young bear found near California highway with gallbladder, paws missing

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Authorities in California said Thursday that a young bear killed by a vehicle was found by highway workers to have been mutilated, possibly so parts of the animal could be sold. Continue reading

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{FD} Crowds gather to gawk at rotting whale carcass washed up on Calif. beach

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The massive, reeking carcass of a 40-foot gray whale rotted Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot, luring dozens of gawkers while authorities decided whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into pieces and load them on trucks. Continue reading

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{FD} Drones could soon drop flavored plague vaccine for prairie dogs

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Drones might soon be dropping peanut butter-flavored treats laced with vaccine across some Montana prairie dog colonies under a plan to inoculate the rodents against the plague. Continue reading

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