News bites: Obama to announce national monuments, Apple’s data going green, and more

“Apple Inc. now runs its largest U.S. data center entirely on renewable energy, with a majority of the power generated on-site from solar panels and fuel cells, the company's chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer, said on Thursday,” their story states.

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The Wall Street Journal explains why natural-gas prices, which were at their lowest in a decade last year, are heading upward.

The Boston Globe reports that Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Peter Voser is very bullish on natural gas.

He said in a Thursday speech that boosting production of gas — which has lower emissions than coal — is the “single biggest step” the world can take today to curb the growth of carbon emissions.