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Satellite Image Suggests North Korea Is Restarting Reactor

A photo snapped from space shows steam rising from the facility housing the 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon that was dismantled as part of disarmament efforts five years ago.
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Showdown Looms In Case Over Virginia Gas Royalties

Lawsuits accusing two energy companies of cheating Virginia landowners out of royalty payments for natural gas is being reviewed.

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Neigbhors Call For Notice When Fracking Moves In Next Door

The practice of hydraulic fracturing is something typically associated with fields and open land. But it's not uncommon in Colorado and other states for a residential neighborhood to become the site of oil and gas activity.
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Native Americans Camp Out To Protest Wis. Mining Project

A dispute over a proposed iron ore mine in Wisconsin has spilled into the nearby woods. Native Americans have set up a camp to protect land near the mine site and say federal treaty rights allow the campers to stay.
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Lights Out In Venezuela; President Blames Opposition Saboteurs

Nicholas Maduro blames says a "low-level war" was the cause of an electricity outage that affected 70 percent of the country, including the capital, Caracas.
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Hawaii Tries To Get Off Oil In Favor Of Natural Gas

Fifteen percent of energy in Hawaii comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass. The rest comes mostly from pricey oil imports. The state now wants to switch from oil to natural gas as an interim fuel. But some worry the move could derail the state's green energy momentum.
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Japan Plans Ice Wall To Surround Damaged Nuclear Plant

The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it intends to build an underground wall of ice around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The wall could stop radioactive water from leaking out of the plant, if it can work.
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Lawmakers Work To Bring Offshore Drilling To Virginia Waters

Democratic lawmakers are lending their support to the opening of oil drilling along the coast of Virginia.

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Radiocative Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought

The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
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Virginia Candidates Spar On Energy Policy

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli debated on the topic of energy at an event sponsored by the Consumer Energy Alliance.

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