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Fans run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Experience Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Houston. The New England Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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  • Fans run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Experience Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Houston. The New England Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Super Bowl comes as Houston recovering from latest oil bust

    HOUSTON (AP) — In May 2013, when Houston was awarded the right to host this year’s Super Bowl, the city’s economy was booming as many of the oil and gas companies that call Houston home and have earned it the nickname “the energy capital of the world” were riding high on a wave of oil […]
  • This computer image provided by Energy Observer, shows the Energy Observer boat, which is powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen. The first self-sufficient boat only powered by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world next spring. (Energy Observer via AP)

    Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey

    PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and […]
  • Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Stadium manager says protesters had tickets to Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man and a woman who hung from the rafters during a Vikings game and unfurled a banner in protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline entered U.S. Bank Stadium with tickets, and stadium officials said Tuesday that protesters hid their climbing equipment under winter clothing. Three people were arrested Sunday after […]
  • Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Oil pipeline protesters unfurl huge banner at Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters trying to stymie the Dakota Access oil pipeline sneaked up on a truss connected to the roof and rappelled down to unfurl a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the Minnesota Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears. Play was not interrupted on the field during Sunday’s game, but eight […]
  • This Dec. 20, 2016 photo shows the ice surface at the Union Arena in Woodstock, Vt. Organizers want to make the arena the nation’s first skating rink to go “net zero” on energy, meaning no costs spent on electricity or heating fuel. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

    Ice rinks across the country fight enemy No. 1: Energy bills

    WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — A small community skating rink that was once in danger of folding is working on a long-term plan to eliminate its biggest single expense — its energy bill — by becoming what its leaders believe would be the country’s first with no costs for electricity or heating fuel. The plan includes […]