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Multimillionaire philanthropist leaps from his NYC high-rise after suffering stroke

Robert W. Wilson, a hedge fund manager and decades-long patron of the ACLU, committed suicide Monday by throwing himself from his luxury Central Park West high-rise apartment in New York into the courtyard. Wilson, 87, had earned an estimated $800 million as a noted short seller by 2000, the New…

Perry’s top environment official is ‘anti-science’: environmentalist

Amid the hubbub of trying to single out a nominee for the 2012 presidential election, some are thinking of a bigger picture — who the candidates’ potential cabinet members will be. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been his state’s executive for a decade, so some of his longest-standing advisers…

EPA proposes new rules on fracking

Prohibited from regulating hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA took to the air, proposing federal regulations to reduce smog-forming pollutants released by the fast-spreading approach to gas drilling. If approved as currently written, the rules would amount to the first national standards for fracking of any…

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