News bites: Emails shed light on administration involvement in energy loan program

High-level White House officials were more aware of the federal program that gave failed solar panel maker Solyndra its $535 million loan than previously noted, The Washington Post reports.

Colorado is experiencing a natural-gas “revolution,” pitting natural gas and coal firms against each other in a fight to power that state, PBS says.

Livestock and crop breeds that can survive longer droughts are in high demand as U.S. ranchers and farmers cope with climate change realities, writes The Washington Post.

Former President Clinton said solar power supporters need to be louder and woo voters with "visible tattoos" to have an effect on Capitol Hill, notes Greentech Media.

Opponents of natural-gas drilling in Mississippi said state officials drew rules that inherently favored oil and gas firms at the expense of thorough environmental analysis, according to The Associated Press.