ASTRO BOB Comet Lovejoy's fading glory
Time to check in on the wonder that is Comet Lovejoy. Though still too far south to see at mid-northern latitudes, the comet remains a fading spectacle for skywatchers down under. Various observers ... Posted on 1/3/12 at 1:59 PM
FARGO — Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission “risk creating an appearance of impropriety.”
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Hundreds of millions of tons of coal, packed into seams up to 60 feet thick, are still to be had beneath the rock-strewn hillsides speckled with snow that rise up along the remote Montana-Wyoming border.
(AP) — The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity praised the passage of the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012,” which was voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. Others were not ready to praise the act.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal.
BISMARCK — It’s usually one of the last statewide contests listed on the ballot, and often the last on voters’ minds. But few elections are more heated this year than the race for the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
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