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Google Reports Quarterly Earnings

  Google has announced its newest investment in a wind power project in Kenya that, when completed, will be Africa’s biggest wind farm. [The Washington Post] The blowout of an oil well in White Earth, North Dakota over the weekend remains uncontrolled as the State Health Department’s new spill investigation team is on scene. [Bismarck Tribune]… Keep reading →

Endangered Blue Whales Spotted Off California Coast

The Obama administration announced Monday it plans to tighten regulations for offshore oil rigs, saying the new measures will help prevent oil-well blowouts and minimize environmental damage.”The proposals announced by the Interior Department would substantially overhaul the technical guidelines for drilling on the U.S. continental shelf, adding dozens of new requirements aimed mostly at stopping… Keep reading →

Polar Vortex Weather System Brings Artic Temperatures Across Wide Swath Of U.S.