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USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture... Full Story

Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in... Full Story

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water. Full Story

ND regulators holding work session on proposed pipeline

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM

North Dakota's Public Service Commission is holding an informal work session on a $3.8 million pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois. Full Story

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. Full Story

Lawmakers want programs to curb Great Lakes farm pollution

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:06 PM

Two members of Congress from Michigan plan to introduce legislation encouraging Great Lakes states to develop programs that reduce risk of pollution that causes harmful algae blooms. Full Story

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Three tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling crude from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, the latest in a series of wrecks raising concerns across the U.S. and Canada, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:53 PM

In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. Full Story

California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:51 PM

California water regulators flexed their muscles on Thursday by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up... Full Story

Fewer passenger, freight rail delays due to drilling decline

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Officials say delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota. Full Story

Egg prices blowing up because of avian flu

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said... Full Story

USDA: Many factors considered amid animal disease outbreaks

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:44 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that it considers many factors when determining ways to euthanize large numbers of animals during a disease outbreak, and said it was reviewing an animal rights group's criticism of a recent... Full Story

Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:40 PM

There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall. The Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden. The produce is used in food and cocktails sold at the concessions, at nearby restaurants and in the team's... Full Story

GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries. Full Story

Study: Science lacking on safety of fracking boom

posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years has failed to track and deal with those potential threats, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday. Full Story
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