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Natural gas market is set to boom

Lower-for-longer oil prices and the advance of renewable energy and electric vehicles have made Big Oil plan for a gradual shift toward natural gas in their production portfolios. All current projections point to natural gas as the fastest-growing fossil fuel in the energy mix for decades to come. Pitched as …

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Emotional Sen. John McCain blasts ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’

PHILADELPHIA — An emotional Sen. John McCain on Monday leveled a blistering attack on what he called the “half-baked, spurious nationalism” that seems to have inspired President Trump’s administration to retreat from the world stage. In a speech to accept the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal, McCain, R-Ariz., emphasized that the United States …

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California wildfires: Crews search for traces of victims as fires rage on

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As flames leveled and charred dozens of neighborhoods in Northern California’s wine country, rescue crews on Saturday sifted through the remnants of homes for victims unable to escape the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in the state’s history. The death toll from the fast-moving fires that began …

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Why wildfires are destroying so many homes in California

Fast-moving fires in Napa and Sonoma counties fueled by “devil winds” destroyed entire neighborhoods earlier this week, killing dozens . The wind, with gusts registering up to 79 miles per hour, combined with the late night timing and response are two elements of the fires’ deadly pace, but the growth into …

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Top forecaster: ‘Nothing’ about Irma was expected

Daylight revealed the scope of destruction Hurricane Irma caused across Florida. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hurricane Irma was an unpredictable, powerful Category 3 storm that kept forecasters guessing, even after landfall. One of the nation’s top meteorologists says the storm could have easily been a Category 5 with 15-foot storm surge …

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Hurricane Jose a potential threat to U.S. East Coast next week

Hurricane Irma may have weakened, but it’s still a big storm with clouds stretching from West Virginia to the Florida Keys. And it’s not the only hurricane worth following right now. With Irma diminishing to a tropical storm, a hurricane-battered nation could soon shift its attention to Hurricane Jose, now …

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