By Zack Colman - 05/01/13 12:00 PM EDT
Furloughs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are hitting just in time for hurricane season, CNN reports.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune says the pace of permitting for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is "leveling off."
A solar-powered airplane is ready to take off for its U.S. cross-country voyage, notes The Associated Press.
China has lots of shale gas — but it's having trouble tapping it, writes The Washington Post.