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Chevron Makes Oil Find In Gulf Of Mexico

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) — U.S. supermajor Chevron announced a discovery at a deep-water prospect in the Gulf of Mexico left idled after last year’s disastrous oil spill. Washington placed a moratorium on oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon rig caught fire and sank in […]

Don’t Talk Oil With Cuba, Lawmaker Warns

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Washington is sending the wrong message by having a delegation in Cuba review the country’s plans to drill offshore for oil and natural gas, a lawmaker said. A delegation led by William Reilly, a top official at the National Oil Spill Commission, left Monday for Cuba to examine Havana’s oil […]

U.S. Sinks Millions Into Hydropower

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Washington announced it was investing almost $17 million into 16 projects over the next three years to develop better hydropower technology. U.S. President Barack Obama set a goal of getting 80 percent of the nation’s energy needs met by clean energy sources by 2035. The U.S. Departments of Energy and […]

Cranes Latest Potential Victim Of Keystone

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Critics of the Keystone XL pipeline proposed to carry heavy Alberta crude to Texas refineries added the whooping crane to their list of reasons for opposition. Hundreds of people have been arrested during sit-ins in front of the White House while voicing opposition to TransCanada’s plans to build its Keystone […]

Spanish Zoos Accused Of Animal Cruelty

MADRID, Sept. 7 (UPI) — An international animal rights group is accusing eight Spanish zoos of animal cruelty and misconduct by zookeepers and visitors, officials said. The Spanish-based organization Animal Equality carried out an investigation that found living conditions in eight zoos across the country to be unsuitable and dangerous for wild animals, El Pais […]

Al Gore Pushes Climate Message Harder

NASHVILLE, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Former Vice President Al Gore says his message on climate change is more urgent than ever and has set up a small studio in Tennessee to broadcast his message. From a new office space in a Green Hills building certified for its advanced energy-efficiency features, Gore has taken to denouncing […]

Top Office Turnover Steady In August

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The total number of U.S. top corporate executive departures held steady in August, one celebrity notwithstanding, a private research group said Wednesday. In August, 104 chief executive officers left their jobs, either through resignation, job change, firing or job title elimination, consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said. The number […]

German Court OKs Help For Greece

BERLIN, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A constitutional court in Germany said it is legal for the country to participate in the international bailout efforts for other eurozone countries. The Federal Constitutional Court also said Germany’s Parliament at the committee level should be allowed more say in how bailouts are structured, The Wall Street Journal reported […]

Shopping Slow After East Coast Hurricane

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Retail sales receipts slid 0.7 percent in the week ending last Sunday, a U.S. trade group said Wednesday. In a weekly report pushed back a day due to the Labor Day holiday, the International Council of Shopping Centers said fewer consumers traveling during the holiday weekend could have resulted in […]

Bank Of Canada Holds Central Rate At 1 Percent

OTTAWA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Continuing economic uncertainty in the United States and Europe led the Bank of Canada to announce Wednesday its central rate would remain at 1 percent. “The European sovereign debt crisis has intensified, a broad range of data has signaled slower global growth, and financial market volatility has increased sharply,” the […]

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