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W.Va. House approves steeper pipeline safety fines

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Fines would soar for safety violations involving nearly three-fourths of West Virginia’s natural gas pipelines under legislation approved 91-7 Thursday by the House of Delegates.
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Sunset at the Grand Canyon, seen from Yavapai Point ((Photo: Tobias Alt)

Judge to hear suit over Grand Canyon mining ban

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A federal judge in Phoenix will hear arguments Friday on a request to overturn the uranium mining ban on 1 million acres near Grand Canyon National Park.
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A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Oil-rich ND ‘well-positioned’ for federal cuts

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Oil-rich North Dakota is well positioned to weather automatic federal spending cuts if it is forced to do so, the state’s top budget official said.
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Feds charge 15 with scamming BP oil spill fund

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Fifteen people were charged Thursday with felony fraud for allegedly filing bogus claims for help after the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Google wins German copyright battle

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Lobbying pays off as last-minute changes to a bill on ‘ancillary copyright’ mean the search engine will not need to pay publishers for news snippets
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Glencore-Xstrata tie-up delayed in China

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March 15 deadline for closing the $80bn deal to form one of the top natural resources groups is extended as discussions continue with authorities
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China’s manufacturing growth slows

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Official purchasing managers’ index dips to 50.1 in February, but for fifth straight month holds above midpoint of 50, showing expansion in activity
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Registration open: Global Energy Systems – June 26-28 2013

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Our energy system is evolving due to depletion of cheap fossil fuels and the need for carbon emission constraints. Government and business are under pressure to tackle the energy challenges of rising energy costs, energy security, and reducing greenhou…

Pop-up megacity is a lesson for India

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Efficient infrastructure for Kumbh Mela festival raises questions over why Indian authorities are unable to provide the same for permanent villages and towns
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At least 42 killed in Bangladesh riots

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Violence erupts after Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee becomes the third member of Jamaat-e-Islami party to be convicted of war crimes
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