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  • Crumbling U.S. Grid Gets Jolt Driving Smart Houston Power

    On a recent muggy morning, Jeff Myerson, a manager for Houston-based CenterPoint Energy Inc., is pointing to mundane-looking gray metal boxes up on a wooden utility pole. They mask high-tech capabilities: State-of-the-art wireless relays that collect information on customers’ power use in 15-minute intervals.

  • The Next Revolution in Beer Lies in a Return to the Middle Ages

    It was shaping up to be a rough night at Amnesia, a perennially packed bar in San Francisco’s Mission District. Amnesia is a favorite among the city’s craft-beer cognoscenti; the bar’s best-seller is Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s Racer 5 -- a classic American India pale ale, all orange zest and rich pine resin.

  • N.Y.’s Local Fracking Bans Spur Debate Before Top Court

    New York’s cities and towns shouldn’t be able to block hydraulic fracturing within their borders because such prohibitions are trumped by state law, opponents of the bans told the state’s highest court.

  • Pine Beetles Ravaging Forests Strain Budgets in U.S. West

    Beetles are obliterating forests throughout Colorado and the U.S. West, draining budgets as property values decline and threatening tourism at national parks, including the home of Mount Rushmore.

  • Colorado Cities Sued Over Fracking Bans by Oil, Gas Group

    The Colorado Oil & Gas Association sued the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette claiming their voter-enacted bans on the extraction of oil and natural gas are preempted by state laws regulating those resources.

  • Fracking Limit Weighed as Colorado Drillers Back Ad Blitz

    With three days before the election, an energy trade group has donated about 32 times more than activists in four Colorado communities in a push to persuade residents to vote against limiting oil and gas drilling.

  • Frats Worse Than Animal House Fail to Pay for Casualties

    Old photographs adorn the mantelpiece in Lee John Mynhardt’s living room. In one, he’s standing beside his parents and sister. In another, he’s all smiles as he wraps his arms around some college buddies.

  • Anadarko Joins Ad Blitz to Thwart Colorado Fracking Curbs

    Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc., Colorado’s largest oil producers, are waging a media campaign to promote the benefits of hydraulic fracturing as residents push statewide measures to restrict the drilling technique as a threat to the environment.

  • Colorado Wildfire Keeps Tourists Away in State’s Busiest Season

    A wildfire in the Colorado mountains that’s consumed an area bigger than Washington, D.C., is causing visitors to shy away from the state during what officials hoped would be a record-breaking summer for tourism.

  • Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales

    In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France. In less than a week, she discovered that the company had paid bribes to win contracts.

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