Stories in Category "Environment & Sustainability"

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could be....
Fish Taken From California Hatcheries Amid Drought

Fish Taken From California Hatcheries Amid Drought

The operation, will transport about 2 million fish, including 430,000 fingerling steelhead salmon, for release months ahead of schedule.
Fukushima Farmers Appeal To Tokyo With Live Bull

Fukushima Farmers Appeal To Tokyo With Live Bull

Thousands of farmers lost their livelihoods when their farms, produce and livestock were declared off-limits and unsafe after the nuclear plant, crippled ....
Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of pros....
EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030

The new guidelines, released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, call for a 30 percent reduction in coal fired power plant emissions by 2....
19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as mu....
Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treat....
Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treat....
Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

Following a weekend of violent storms culminating in a nearby tornado, efforts to prepare for extreme weather and other events blamed on climate change to....
Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment

Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment

This week, the White House outlined some of the findings with its third National Climate Assessment.
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