Feds to reconsider yellow-billed cuckoo’s threatened species status

WASHINGTON - Federal officials said they will re-evaluate the threatened species status of the western yellow-billed cuckoo, after petitions from Arizona miners, ranchers and other groups argued that the species is no different from thriving eastern populations of the bird.

Urban oil drilling and fracking face opposition

In Culver City, California, right in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles, residents are concerned about oil drilling and fracking just blocks from their neighborhood.