News bites: Interior chief tours oil heartland, investors eye climate risks and more

The Houston Chronicle reports on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s trip to North Dakota’s Bakken formation, a centerpiece of the U.S. oil boom.

Bloomberg BNA explores how asset managers look at global warming.

“Climate change remains a material risk for a majority of investors and, in many cases, it is increasingly influencing their investment activities, according to a report released Aug. 5 by a coalition of global investor groups,” the news service reports.

The Associated Press has the latest on oil markets.

Reuters reports from the front lines of battles over fracking in New York state.

“Chesapeake Energy has given up a two-year legal fight to retain thousands of acres of natural gas drilling leases in New York state,” their story states.

Reuters also reports on Iraq’s oil production.