News bites: EPA revises fracking methane leaks downward

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says methane leaks from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are not as large as previously estimated, The Associated Press explains.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says ocean surface temperatures in the Northeast have hit a 150-year high. The Bangor Daily News has the story here.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that a Czech Republic firm plans to use mesquite wood to produce electricity.

The Ohio EPA wants more answers regarding a series of pipeline construction spills, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Western sanctions on Iran have brought that nation's oil exports to a 26-year low, according to The Wall Street Journal.