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Environmentalists sue for more rules to protect sage grouse

Environmental groups sued Thursday to force the Obama administration to impose more restrictions on oil and gas drilling, grazing and other activities blamed for the decline of greater sage grouse across the American West.

Wyoming adopts wildlife migration conservation guidelines

New state guidelines adopted in Wyoming, an energy-rich state that constantly seeks to balance conservation with development of fossil fuels, seek to protect some of North America's longest wildlife-migration routes from ...

NGOs call for oil drilling ban at Africa's Virunga wildlife park

International environment and rights groups on Thursday launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park, Africa's oldest wildlife ...

'Game changing' drilling sensors set to tap into a world market

Innovative sensor technology is set to change the way mineral exploration teams collect geophysical data, for potentially 20,000 rigs around the world, after developments by researchers at the WA School of Mines within Curtin ...

Probing Mars, charging cars

Engineers developing a drill for probing Mars, the Moon and asteroids have created the world's first portable charger to power up electric cars anywhere, anytime.

Speaking out for accurate information on fracking

As Pennsylvania experiences a natural gas boom, the related industry of fracking has generated concerns about environmental and health issues. In fracking (hydraulic fracturing), rock deep in the earth is fractured by a hydraulically ...

EPA approves water quality rules dividing Montana, Wyoming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency waded into a long-running skirmish between two states by approving water quality rules meant to protect southeastern Montana cropland from wastewater produced during natural gas drilling ...

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