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  • Queensland Urges Vigilance as Weakened Ita Still a Threat

    Queensland’s premier urged residents to remain vigilant as a weakened Cyclone Ita moved across the Australian state’s north with winds of 120 kilometers (75 miles) an hour. No deaths or injuries have been reported.

  • Australia Girds for Strongest Storm Since Cyclone Yasi

    Residents of Australia’s Queensland state sought refuge in evacuation centers and stocked up on provisions ahead of the strongest storm since Cyclone Yasi flattened homes and felled power lines in 2011.

  • Australia’s North Braces for Storm Stronger Than 2011’s Yasi

    Residents in Australia’s Queensland state are seeking refuge in evacuation centers and stocking up on provisions, bracing for a cyclone that’s stronger than a 2011 storm that destroyed homes and downed power lines.

  • Hedge Fund Twins Stage Campaign Against Energy Regulator

    Norman Bay, the top sheriff of U.S. energy markets, has taken on giants, imposing more than $881 million in combined fines on Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deutsche Bank AG over alleged price manipulation.

  • Coal’s Clout Endures in Washington Even as Jobs Decline

    Natalie Tennant, the presumptive Democratic nominee for West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat, got an earful visiting a company where workers said President Barack Obama’s environmental policies threaten their jobs.

  • A Landscape of Fire Rises Over North Dakota’s Gas Fields

    Towering flames atop oil wells break the inky darkness in the badlands on North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The flares of natural gas set grass fires on the prairie where Theodora Bird Bear’s ancestors hunted buffalo and create a driving hazard on rural roads.

  • Electric-Grid Attack Fuels Sniper-Versus-Hacker Debate

    U.S. energy regulators’ efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they’re diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.

  • China Outsourcing Smog to West Region Stirs Protest

    China’s leaders want to lift the gray blanket of deadly smog that often chokes Beijing’s residents by shifting power plants to the less populated western part of the country inhabited by minorities. That’s turning into a nightmare for Ani Yetahon who lives in Oriliq, a village about 1,800 miles from the capital where some residents still walk to the well for their water.

  • U.S. Ice Storm Grounds Flights as Power Lines Put at Risk

    A frigid winter storm iced power lines and runways across the U.S. South, grounding flights and knocking out electricity to thousands of customers.

  • Lithuania Seeks Faster Baltic-EU Energy Links on Ukraine Concern

    Lithuania’s energy minister called for faster work on new energy links between the Baltic countries and the rest of the European Union, as tensions in Ukraine boost concern about dependence on Russian supplies.

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