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Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne talks to 60 Minutes

At 32 years old, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is already the most dominant Arab leader in a generation. This week, he embarks on a …

Mohammed bin Salman

Judge hearing climate change suits turns courtroom into classroom

<b>SAN FRANCISCO --</b> A federal judge hearing lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about climate change is turning his courtroom into a …

Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017

By Valerie Volcovici<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states …

Fossil Fuels

The Great Coal Mining Jobs Boom Has Been Postponed

President Donald Trump talked a lot about coal mining during his campaign, and he has kept talking about it since. "We have ended the war on clean coal," he declared in his State of the Union address just this week. I'd take issue with the phrase "clean coal" (more on that later), but it is …

NSW court to hear 'landmark' challenge to coalmine over climate change impact

Case brought by group from Hunter Valley town, which it says has been devastated by Peabody Energy’s Wilpinjong mine<p>In what is described as a landmark case, a New South Wales court will be asked to overturn a decision to extend the life of a coalmine on the grounds the state government failed to …

A New Breed of Fracking Quakes Emerges

The oil prospectors of Oklahoma, it appeared, finally had a solution to their earthquake problem.<p>Ordered by regulators to curb the wastewater they …

Seismic stress map profiles induced earthquake risk for West Texas, New Mexico

Stanford geophysicists have developed a detailed map of the stresses that act in the Earth throughout the Permian Basin in West Texas and …