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Partners Approve Alpine Oil Field Development in Alaska

ConocoPhillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. have given formal approval to development of two small oil and gas deposits near the Alpine oil field, in the Colville River Delta west of Prudhoe Bay. >> Read the Full Article

Santa Barbara, Calif., Construction Company Tapping Power of the Sun

Santa Barbara contractor Joe Campanelli is helping local property owners see the light, or more accurately, the power of light. >> Read the Full Article

Fidel Castro Announces Discovery of Crude Oil Deposit off Cuban Coast

President Fidel Castro said a crude oil deposit has been discovered off Cuba containing up to 100 million barrels, good news for a country that imports about half the petroleum it needs. >> Read the Full Article

Mexican Authorities Working to Clean up Gulf Oil Spill

Authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz worked to clean up oil and oil-soaked sand and vegetation on Friday after 5,000 barrels of crude into a river leading to the Gulf of Mexico, coating local beaches, federal officials said. >> Read the Full Article

China Approaches Canada in search for New Oil Sources

China's thirst for oil has brought it to the doorstep of the United States. Chinese energy companies are on the verge of striking ambitious deals in Canada in efforts to win access to some of the most prized oil reserves in North America. >> Read the Full Article

Bangor, Maine, Activists Target 'Persistent Polluters'

More than 300,000 pounds of long-lasting toxic chemicals were released into Maine's environment over two years, according to state and federal pollution data. >> Read the Full Article

Italian Cities Clamp down on High-Polluting Cars

Citizens in one Alpine region of northern Italy have been walking or taking the bus to work since a curfew on more polluting cars and scooters came into force this month. >> Read the Full Article

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Dishes on Organics, Consolidation, Unions

Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey generates schizoid reactions in the enviro community. Mackey chats with Grist Magazine. >> Read the Full Article

Newmont Admits Emitting Mercury in Indonesia, Denies Health Impact

A U.S. mining company has admitted that it released tons of mercury into the air and water over a period of years at one of its Indonesian gold mines, but denied that it had any health impact on people. >> Read the Full Article

Former Chairman Urges Navajo to Fight New Mexico Water Rights Settlement

Former Navajo Chairman Peter MacDonald urged the Navajo Nation Council to reject a San Juan River water rights settlement with the state of New Mexico and instead take the battle for Navajo water rights to court, under the Winters Doctrine, which gives precedence to Indian water claims. >> Read the Full Article