Stories in Category "Environment & Sustainability"

Expanded Mining Prospects Dig Up Controversy in Minnesota

Expanded Mining Prospects Dig Up Controversy in Minnesota

Last fall, demonstrators pressured Minnesota’s St. Louis County Board to publicly acknowledge a proposed copper-nickel sulfide mine would threaten the hea....
Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

Their livestock have grazed the high plains of eastern New Mexico for generations, but the domestic energy boom of the past decade has some ranchers sayin....
Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Remain a Persistent Problem

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Remain a Persistent Problem

In the 1950s, scientists began noting the ability of certain weeds to survive herbicide doses that typically killed similar plants. By 1975, the number of....
El Nino Whips Pacific Coast, lowers drought level

El Nino Whips Pacific Coast, lowers drought level

El Nino is proving his might along the western United States, again pounding the region with heavy amounts of rain.
USDA Vows to End Transfer Funding for 2016 Wildfires

USDA Vows to End Transfer Funding for 2016 Wildfires

The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $1.7 billion this year combatting wildfires that burned 15,000 square miles nationwide – making 2015 the costliest ....
Talks heat up over climate change at Paris summit

Talks heat up over climate change at Paris summit

The goal for world leaders is mammoth in Paris – sweeping global agreement to cut carbon emissions—all to be negotiated in the next two weeks.
Snow and Tornadoes Kick Up Across U.S. as Harvest Winds Down

Snow and Tornadoes Kick Up Across U.S. as Harvest Winds Down

Mother Nature started to draw the curtain on the 2015 harvest season as inclement weather hit the Midwest, Mountains and High Plains affecting more than 3....
Renewable Energy Growing in Rural America

Renewable Energy Growing in Rural America

Beyond reduce, reuse and recycle are efforts to bring renewable power into play and chart a new way forward for energy security and a lower carbon footpri....
U.S. farmers enlist old techniques to round-up super weeds

U.S. farmers enlist old techniques to round-up super weeds

The United States faces the greatest battle with resistant weeds, followed by Europe and Australia.
California Explores Alternative Water Sources

California Explores Alternative Water Sources

With temperatures up, precipitation down, and snowpack elusive, four consecutive years of drought have tested California’s mettle.