By Zack Colman - 12/26/12 01:13 PM EST
Oil prices rose Wednesday as President Obama returned to Washington, D.C., earlier than expected to work on a “fiscal cliff” deal, The Associated Press reports.
People are putting a new focus on pipeline safety as projects to transport oil from tar sands — such as the Keystone XL pipeline — prepare to come online, according to Inside Climate News.
A study by the Dresden Technical University in Germany said car pollution, noise and accidents cost every European Union citizen about $967 per year, according to The Guardian.
Maine is getting closer to a wind-power generation goal, but still has a way to go, notes The Associated Press.