National / International News

Police investigate Derry Syria link

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:34
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirms it is investigating whether a man from Northern Ireland has travelled to Syria.

Minister backs HS2 top pay plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:32
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin backs plans to pay senior High Speed Two (HS2) staff more than the prime minister.

Wolff hits trouble on F1 debut

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:27
Susie Wolff's historic appearance at the British GP ended after one timed lap following an engine failure in her Williams.

Ditching 'responsibility accepted'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:26
Lawyers representing workers injured in a Super Puma ditching off Fair Isle in 2012 say Airbus Helicopters has accepted responsibility.

Briton in Syria calls UK 'pure evil'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:23
A British man who claims he has been fighting in Syria says he will not return until the "black flag of Islam" is flying over Buckingham Palace.

AUDIO: Why young 'jihadist' left UK to fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:23
5 live's Nicky Campbell interviews a young British man who claims to be a jihadist.

Google reinstates 'forgotten' links

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:13
After widespread criticism, Google reinstates some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Police video shows inside Concordia

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:12
Italian police release footage showing the interior of the wrecked cruise ship, Costa Concordia, weeks ahead of an operation to remove the vessel.

Ball stuck in dog for two years

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:10
A border terrier is recovering after vets removed a bouncy ball it swallowed two years ago.

Nigeria 'atheist freed by hospital'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:09
A Nigerian man detained in a psychiatric ward because he did not believe in God has been freed because of a doctors' strike, a charity says.

In pictures: World Architecture Festival 2014 shortlist

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:07
Shortlist of the architectural awards programme

VIDEO: Bidding for art with emotions

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:02
The world's first "emotional" auction, where people pay with feelings rather than money, has taken place in Sweden.

AUDIO: Richard III 'showers audience in fake blood'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:01
A production of Shakespeare's Richard III is to send fake blood into the audience. Its director Jamie Lloyd and critic David Lister discuss.

North Dakota oil wells drain energy and money

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-04 02:00

A defining sight in the booming oil fields of North Dakota is flames flaring from the top of wells -- burning off natural gas that escapes during pumping.

Today oil wells in the state burn about a third of the natural gas that comes when fracking for oil. North Dakota officials estimate that’s like burning about $50 million dollars a month.

The problem is drillers have rushed to extract oil and ignored building pipelines to capture natural gas needed to ship to market. Basically, economist Philip Verleger says ,it’s cheaper to burn money than build pipelines.

“The economics of constructing a pipeline to every one of these large number of wells becomes prohibitive,” he says.

After getting input from industry, this week state officials said that by the fall, wells must capture 76 percent of natural gas or be forced to cut oil production.

Western Environmental Law Center Senior Policy Advisor Thomas Singer says state leaders and industry officials know the current level of flaring is unsustainable.

“They recognize that a gold rush in the Wild West where everybody goes out and starts poking holes is really a very wasteful way to develop these resources,” he says.

Singer says the test now is to see if the state enforces its own rules. 

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