IEA lauds hydropower potential

BILBAO, Spain, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Hydroelectric power plants could help emerging economies address growing energy needs while offsetting billions of tons of carbon dioxide, the IEA said.

IEA reviews Caspian energy role

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 12 (UPI) -- The International Energy Agency said at a conference in Kazakhstan it recognizes the important role of the Caspian region in global energy markets.

IEA warns of doubled CO2 emissions

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Global greenhouse gas emissions will nearly double by 2050 under current policies unless urgent action is taken, the International Energy Agency has warned.

IEA advocates a 'smart' Japan

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, March 14 (UPI) -- Japanese cities could take a lessons-learned approach to the Fukushima nuclear disaster by pushing policies that would lower energy demand, the IEA said.

Judge won't stop anti-whaling activists

SEATTLE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Seattle said Thursday he won't halt an anti-whaling group from interfering with Japanese whalers.

Oil market OK but fragile, says IEA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The International Energy Agency is ready to act should oil supplies become constrained, though there's no current problem, a deputy executive said.
IEA: Little disruption from Iran oil issue

IEA: Little disruption from Iran oil issue

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- There shouldn't be any major long-term oil market effects because of U.S. and European sanctions on Iran, an executive at the IEA said.

Think green, IEA and OECD urge

VIENNA, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Making the right policy decisions on fuel subsidies and carbon dioxide could trim emissions by half in the next 40 years, the IEA said in a report from Vienna.

Christmas photos come with gun backdrops

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona gun club is giving families the chance to take Christmas card photos with Santa Claus in front of firearms-themed backdrops.

Judge rules against anti-Israel bus ads

SEATTLE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a lawsuit by a group that wants to run bus advertisements accusing Israel of war crimes.

'Barefoot Bandit' pleads guilty in Seattle

SEATTLE, June 17 (UPI) -- Colton Harris-Moore, Seattle's so-called Barefoot Bandit, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple crimes in a deal with state and federal prosecutors.

Exploit coal, IEA tells Russia

MOSCOW, May 9 (UPI) -- Using more coal in the domestic market means Russian can take better advantage of market conditions for gas abroad, the International Energy Agency said.

IEA examines Thai energy sector

BANGKOK, May 5 (UPI) -- The first-ever emergency response assessment of energy stocks for a non-member reflects a shift in consumption patterns, the IEA said of Thailand.
IEA pushes for low-carbon future

IEA pushes for low-carbon future

LONDON, March 8 (UPI) -- Finding a low-carbon solution to the power and transportation sector and improving energy efficiency are key steps to cutting emissions, an IEA official said.

Man racks up 298 nude roller coaster rides

ALTON, England, March 8 (UPI) -- A British man who raised money for charity by taking a roller coaster ride in the nude said it was his 298th thrill ride in the buff.

Discovery lands safely in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Discovery landed in Florida Saturday after a 13-day mission and a 90-minute weather delay.

Judge: Seattle fans' suit can go on

SEATTLE, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Part of a lawsuit filed by three former Seattle Supersonics season-ticket holders against the team's owner can go on, a judge ruled Monday.

Musa Qaleh rebuilding aided by security

MUSA QALEH, Afghanistan, April 2 (UPI) -- British military officials say the rebuilding effort in Musa Qaleh, Afghanistan, is making progress after troops established modest security in the region.
Hip-hop violinist to be honored in Israel

Hip-hop violinist to be honored in Israel

JERUSALEM, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Israeli musician Miri Ben-Ari, dubbed "the hip-hop violinist," is to be honored with the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Israeli Award in Jerusalem.

CBS buys Last.fm to build Web presence

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- CBS paid $280 million for the London-based music and social online network, Last.fm, the companies announced.

Ohio trash sweep nets rocket launcher

HAMILTON, Ohio, May 26 (UPI) -- A civic-minded clean-up effort in Ohio turned up a military rocket-launcher someone apparently had stashed behind a telephone pole.

Ellis-Bextor returning in sexy ad campaign

LONDON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, after two years off, is set to return to the entertainment world in a sexy advertising campaign for Monsoon fashion stores.

Ohio sheriff bills fed for jailed illegals

CINCINNATI, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An Ohio sheriff has billed the Department of Homeland Security $125,000 for the cost of jailing 900 illegal immigrants arrested in his county in the past year.

Bomb witness says he may have seen culprit

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) -- A London man says he may have seen a person responsible for Thursday's bomb attacks in the British capital.

Canisius basketball player dies

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- Canisius junior forward Richard Jones collapsed during a workout Wednesday and died at a local hospital, the school announced. He was 21.
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