In a key development that will help the U.S. export its vast energy resources, the Department of Energy on Friday approved an application for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Texas.
Cyclone Mahasan weakened Thursday afternoon into a tropical storm, causing far less damage than had been feared as it passed over Bangladesh and sparing Myanmar almost entirely.
BP is seeking to stop paying millions of dollars in what it calls spurious compensation claims stemming from the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds gave hundreds of firefighters a slight reprieve Thursday with a 3,500-acre wildfire that has blackened rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest.
Crews have finished wrapping the Washington Monument in scaffolding, meaning repairs to the earthquake-damaged landmark can begin.
President Obama told attendees at a Democratic National Committee event Monday that it is a "cliche" to call America the greatest country on earth.
Huge swarms of newly hatched locusts have started their march across the sands of Negev Desert in Israel, eating much of the nation's technologically produced farmland, and teams of exterminators have been working nonstop to fight off the threat, NBC reported.
The federal government strategy for protecting a pair of endangered fish species includes training them to "recognize and avoid predators" — a nearly half-million-dollar project funded with taxpayer money.
Bangladesh — facing widespread public backlash in the wake of a two fatal incidents that struck the garment industry — agreed to let the union in and represent workers.