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Study uncovers widespread leak risk for US underground natural gas storage wells

With the average well built in 1963, more than 1 in 5 active US underground natural gas storage (UGS) wells could be vulnerable to leaks due to obsolete well designs, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Q. AND A.: For a Hotel Beekeeper, Honey Is Just the Beginning

Noel Patterson educates guests at the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson on the importance of bees, leads tastings and encourages backyard hives.

To avoid a Manchester-type bombing on American soil, integrate Muslims

The suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday was a sickening reminder that the West still lives under the threat of terrorism. And the claim of responsibility that followed was chilling confirmation that Islamic State has ordered adherents outside the Middle East to carry out attacks in their own...

Nun's 1969 cold case murder is kept alive by retired 'grandma Nancy Drews' and docu-series 'The Keepers'

They call themselves retired grandma Nancy Drews. One is a former emergency room nurse, the other a longtime elementary school teacher. They make notes on coffee filters instead of index cards and wear clam diggers and sensible sneakers. But thanks in part to the amateur sleuth work of Gemma Hoskins...

Not so high anxiety: States move fast to protect pot industry

If a whiff of uneasiness hung over the trade show that drew thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here last week, it wasn’t because they were just around the corner from a White House that has threatened to shut them down. They had bigger worries, like sorting out the legitimate business ventures...

Amid turmoil, is Fox News losing its perch as cable news leader?

Fox News once again found itself at the center of a media storm Tuesday as it retracted a story pushing a right-wing conspiracy theory that a Democratic National Committee staffer may have been killed because he provided emails to WikiLeaks. The story had been heavily promoted by popular Fox News...

Essential Politics: Trump dashes to Rome, slashes federal spending

While news about President Trump has been dominated for weeks by accusations of scandal, there’s a new thread to talk about as the week reaches its midpoint: his plan to make major cuts in a slew of domestic spending programs. And that’s gotten the attention of state lawmakers, too. You won’t be...

Authorities arrest 3 men in connection to Manchester deadly bombing

Police in Manchester say they have arrested three more men in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people. They said Wednesday the arrests had been made in the south of the city, where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched....

Meet the fixer: This New Yorker champions affordable housing.

You’ve heard it before: The rent is too damn high. Ritchie Torres champions affordable housing in America’s biggest city.

France's Macron to try to convince Trump to back Paris accords: diplomats

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will seek to convince his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday to stick to a global deal to combat climate change ahead of a Group of Seven leaders where there is currently no consensus on the matter, diplomats said.

Forecast for EU carbon prices in next decade put Paris target in doubt

LONDON (Reuters) - Participants in Europe's carbon market, including utilities, trading houses and banks expect EU carbon prices to be lower than predicted in the next decade, making it less attractive to invest in the technology needed to help hit emissions targets.

Greenpeace says Total underestimated drilling risks near Amazon reef

PARIS (Reuters) - French oil and gas company Total and other energy majors should abandon plans to drill close to the mouth of Brazil's Amazon because of potential risks to the ecosystem of the area, environmental campaigner Greenpeace said on Wednesday.

From the Arhives: Oil well blowout

The blowout occurred during drilling in the Athens neighborhood in Los Angeles. The original caption in the Oct. 3, 1975 Los Angeles Times for this two photo combo reported: TABLEAUX IN MUD - Workers struggle to put cap with a shutoff valve in place after an oil well being drilled at Figueroa St....

Frustrated with campus discourse limits, California Republicans take on 'free speech zones'

In the realm of political odd couples, state Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber and aspiring public interest lawyer Nicolas Tomas may be among the oddest. Tomas, a 26-year-old Democrat, is a promoter of the vegan lifestyle. Nielsen, a 72-year-old Republican, is a cattleman and dairyman by trade. The unlikely...

Four climbers found dead on Everest

The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring season to 10.

Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort

Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America's shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before.

For the Record

Streaming TV: In the May 21 Business section, a chart with an article about streaming TV services said that DirecTV does not offer original content. It does feature original scripted programming. Chris Cornell: In the May 20 Calendar section, an article about the death of Soundgarden singer Chris...

Indonesia president approves two-year extension of forest moratorium

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a two-year extension to a moratorium on issuing new licenses to use land designated as primary forest and peatland, the environment and forestry minister said on Wednesday.

After raising tuition, Cal State trustees grapple with smaller budget increase in governor's latest proposal

California State University’s Board of Trustees, which recently approved a controversial tuition hike, grappled Tuesday with Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal, which takes away some additional funding on the grounds that the rise in tuition will cost the state more in aid to low-income...

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