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How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Canada

Australia debate over climate change heats up

The south of Australia has seen almost a week of temperatures in the forties.<p>The weather is exceptional, but is climate change to blame?<p>Australia’s new government does not think so, but many accuse it of denying the science behind the soaring temperatures.<p>Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from …

Oil logs first gain of the year after 5-session drop

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures on Tuesday posted their first gain of the year with prices breaking a five-session losing streak as traders …

Oil

Anatomy of an NPR Hatchet Job, Target: Oil & Gas

“On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands” screams a supposed National Public Radio exposé on the “terrible price” we’re paying for the fracking revolution that has transformed the U.S. energy industry. “Last year, 138 workers were killed on the job — an increase of more than 100 …

China's 'airpocalypse' kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year

Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country's disastrous air pollution, says China's former health minister<p>The equivalent of the population of Bristol dies each year in China because of lethal air pollution, according to Chen Zhu, who was the country's …

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Smithfield, the world's largest hog and pork buyer, announced Tuesday that it's asking the independent farmers with whom it has contracts to get rid of stalls for pregnant sows to improve the animals' living conditions.<p>To nudge these farmers to make the changes to their facilities by 2022, …

Murkowski Joins Growing Chorus Calling to Lift Ban on Crude-Oil Exports

The seni­or Re­pub­lic­an on the Sen­ate En­ergy and Nat­ur­al Re­sources Com­mit­tee called for the lift­ing of the na­tion’s dec­ades-old ban on …

Here's Why The Republican Party Doesn't Have An Anti-Poverty Agenda

The problem is, as Josh Barro points out today, none of their policy solutions will actually address the problem.<p>The reason that Republicans are not proposing any such ideas is not that conservative anti-poverty ideas don't exist. It's because they have backed themselves into a corner over the past …

Key senator urges end to ban on U.S. crude oil exports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday urged an end to a decades-old U.S. ban on exporting crude oil, saying it will disrupt supply and discourage U.S. production rather than keep domestic gasoline prices stable.<p>U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (L), …