Friday's energy & environment stories


Department of Interior proposes raising cost of drilling on public lands

oil pump jacks on federal land in new mexico
A horizontal drilling rig and a pump jack sit on federal land in Lea County, N.M. Photo: Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Flood-ravaged Pacific Northwest hit by more record rainfall

Satellite images taken last Friday of flooding in Sumas Prairie to the east of Abbotsford in British Columbia, Canada, near the border with the U.S., last Friday.
Satellite images taken last Friday of flooding in the Sumas Prairie to the east of Abbotsford in British Columbia, Canada, near the border with the U.S. Photo: Maxar Technologies
Axios
Nov 26, 2021 - World

Russian coal mine blast kills at least 52 people

Russian Emergencies Ministry employees work at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the town of Belovo in the Kuznetsk Coal Basin in Kemerovo Region, southwestern Siberia.
Russian Emergencies Ministry employees work at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the town of Belovo in the Kuznetsk Coal Basin in Kemerovo Region, southwestern Siberia. Photo: TASS via Getty Images

Study: Arctic Ocean started warming much earlier than previously thought

Icebergs are seen in the Arctic Ocean off the Franz Josef Land archipelago.
Icebergs are seen in the Arctic Ocean off the Franz Josef Land archipelago on August 20, 2021. Photo: Ekaterina Anisimova/AFP via Getty Images
Andrew Freedman
Updated Nov 25, 2021 - Energy & Environment

California faces "critical" wildfire risk on Thanksgiving

Computer model projection of maximum wind gusts on Wednesday into Thanksgiving Day in the Los Angeles area. Darker reds correspond to 70 mph winds. (Weatherbell.com)

Biden administration approves second major offshore wind project

A bird flies over a wind turbine at a wind farm near Highway 12 in Rio Vista, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 30
Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Image