• In this Nov. 25, 1966 file photo, farmers look at a towering flame at an outburst of natural gas, discovered by the Italian oil company ENI in the Nile Delta region of Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt. Italian energy company Eni SpA said Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, that it found the “largest-ever” gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt’s shores. Egypt’s new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over dithering and infighting that has delayed production from the country’s own gas fields. (AP Photo/Aly Mahmoud)

    Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt’s new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country’s own gas fields.

  • In this June 30, 2015 photo, Gilbert Arredondo, left, looks down as he talks about his town's water crisis, standing in front of his tenant's sons, in the community of Okieville, on the outskirts of Tulare, Calif. Arredondo had just informed his tenant, Tino Lozano, that the well connecting their houses had gone dry. The water is disappearing at a particularly alarming pace in their neighborhood, forcing neighbors to rig lines from house to house to share what underground water is still reachable from the deepest wells. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought

    TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma’s epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

  • Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

    PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.

  • New Mexico utility tries again with new rate request

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility on Thursday renewed its request to raise rates, this time by an average of more than 14 percent.

  • PRC approves utility’s deal with environmental groups

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Regulation Commission has accepted an agreement between Public Service Company of New Mexico and three environmental groups about the utility’s proposal for a coal plant.