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EPA: Clean Water Rule in Effect Despite Court Ruling

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. Full Story

Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

USDA to Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered Potato

posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world. Full Story

China, US Seek 'Clean Coal' Agreement as Industry Struggles

posted on August 28, 2015 at 4:14 PM

U.S. and Chinese officials are working on an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change. Full Story

Judge blocks new federal rule on jurisdiction of waterways

posted on August 27, 2015 at 4:22 PM

A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. Full Story

Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM

State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by... Full Story

U.S. seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes. Full Story

Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Wet weather in May and June brought good news Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states. Full Story

U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:52 PM

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change. Full Story

USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:52 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking bids from animal health companies for a bird flu vaccine. Full Story

California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure... Full Story

CHS Inc. pulls plug on planned $3 billion fertilizer plant

posted on August 14, 2015 at 1:13 PM

Minnesota-based CHS Inc. said Wednesday it will not move forward with a planned $3 billion fertilizer plant in southeastern North Dakota. Full Story

University researchers develop device to count citrus fruit drop

posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:50 AM

University of Florida researchers have invented a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of citrus fruit dropped early, so growers can see where the deadly citrus greening disease is most affecting groves. Full Story

13 states want judge to block new federal water rule

posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. Full Story

Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average

posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:13 AM

The federal review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has dragged on for nearly seven years, more than five times the average for such applications. . Full Story
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