US and Mexico sign Gulf of Mexico oil pact

North American neighbours the United States and Mexico have signed a pact to share out oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to sign the agreement over oil and natural gas reservoirs along their sea boundary. The deal […]

US approves first offshore windfarm

After years of controversy, the US has approved its first offshore windfarm, which will be built off off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The $1bn, 130-turbine farm will lie in Nantucket Sound and cover 24 square miles, roughly the size of Manhattan. The tip of the highest blade of each turbine would reach 440 feet above sea […]