Stories in Category "Environment & Sustainability"

Three killed battling western wildfires

Three killed battling western wildfires

The battle against the western wildfires took a deadly turn this week as three firefighters died after a vehicle crash trapped them in what was described ....
 Contaminated River Points Out Problem of Abandoned Mines Out West

Contaminated River Points Out Problem of Abandoned Mines Out West

Fallout continues in the wake of last week’s 3 million gallon discharge of mining waste that painted waterways a citrus hue out west.
Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule

The White House upped the ante this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plan....
Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

Fighting steep terrain, strong winds and rising temperatures, fire managers installed a fire line to save further properties from encroaching flames.
Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions ....
Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

A few members of the U.S. Senate joined some of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives claiming new rules defining waters of the U.S. were....
Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderat....
Water policy awashes rural America

Water policy awashes rural America

The final rule released Wednesday clarifies previous exemptions and exclusions in the Clean Water Act as part of the Waters of the United States policy. ....
EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed drastic cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard
President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to glob....