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Tom Mudd clears snow from the roof of his house on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Cheektowaga, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

As Buffalo snow ends, roof collapses and floods are concerns

- Associated Press

A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.

In this May 25, 2013, photo, recently planted corn grows is seen on a central Illinois farm field near Chandlerville, Ill. Falling corn prices and questions about ethanol demand could lead Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn this year and instead are taking a closer look at soybeans this year. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

- Associated Press

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply.

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San Francisco's Presidio completes fish cull

Associated Press

Federal park officials in San Francisco say they've finished the first phase of an experimental - and deadly - attempt to restore native fish to a local pond.

Groups preserve ranchers' water source

- Associated Press

The creek that drops out of La Garita Mountains and snakes its way toward the north end of the San Luis Valley floor has sustained ranching for 140 years.

This recent photo provided the Colorado Dept. of Transportation shows a plow clearing snow on Independence Pass, which connects Aspen with Twin Lakes, in Colorado. On Thursday May 22, 2014 CDOT reopened the pass, which had up to 12 feet of snow in some spots. (AP Photo/Colorado Dept. of Transportation)

Aspen Skiing focused on climate change

- Associated Press

Aspen Skiing Co. will maintain efforts to influence state and national policy on climate change in 2015 as well as reduce its own carbon footprint, but President and CEO Mike Kaplan said Skico's aggressive stance isn't a war on fossil fuels.

NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

- Associated Press

Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-managed research project.

Indiana company to launch 'Garden Towers' concept

- Associated Press

Colin Cudmore started volunteering at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market as a way to meet people after he moved to the Hoosier state from Cape Cod.

Utility opposes change to energy-efficiency rules

Associated Press

A major Arizona utility and big businesses that use large amounts of electricity are at odds over whether the state should change its energy-efficiency rules, the Arizona Republic reported Friday.

Correction: Emissions Reductions-Minnesota story

Associated Press

In a story Nov. 20 about greenhouse gas emissions, The Associated Press reported erroneously that state officials said Minnesota is not on track to meet emissions standards set by the federal government. State officials said Minnesota is not on track to meet emissions standards set by the state.

Agency rejects solar project in Silurian Valley

Associated Press

The federal Bureau of Land Management has rejected an application for construction of a solar energy plant in California's Silurian Valley, a little-touched area of the Mojave Desert southeast of Death Valley National Park.

XPLOR Energy pleads to Clean Water Act violation

Associated Press

An Oklahoma energy corporation has pleaded guilty to knowingly violating the federal Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into Breton Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.

Documents show Army Corps' coal port consideration

- Associated Press

In September 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was ready to announce a major decision on a Columbia River coal port that would either fast-track an environmental study of the area or commit to a yearslong review.

Bird activists protesting Vikings stadium glass

Associated Press

Activists who want bird-safe glass installed at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to remove the chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority board.

Hunting reveals good year for Wyoming sage grouse

- Associated Press

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says hunting is indirectly helping the greater sage grouse, a bird that within a year could be listed as a threatened or endangered species, by providing wildlife managers with critical data about the birds' reproductive success.

Man killed by bear likely came across feeding

- Associated Press

A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.