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Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. Full Story

Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. Full Story

California in tussle over record utility fine

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands... Full Story

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing. Full Story

US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country. Full Story

Iowa college hopes to use grass to power campus

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The University of Iowa hopes it will be able to use grass as a biofuel to help power the campus Full Story

Senators chide freight railroads on delays

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Senators say they're skeptical that freight railroads are doing all they can do to alleviate widespread delays preventing shippers from getting their products to market. Full Story

Gulf of Mexico Residents Hail Ruling Against BP

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge's ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fines for BP over the nation's worst offshore oil... Full Story

Feds to Resume Leasing for Fracking in California

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling... Full Story

Group Proposes 550-mile Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West... Full Story

California's Share of $1.4 Billion Blast Penalty Questioned

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By far the largest share of a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people will go directly to the state with no strings attached. The $950... Full Story

Sesame Production Catching on in Southeast U.S.

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with... Full Story

Bidders Compete for Uruguay's Regulated Marijuana Business

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday. An official from President Jose... Full Story

USDA Seizes More Than 1,200 Illegal Giant Snails

posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since... Full Story

USDA Launches New Dairy Insurance Program

posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn. Signups for the new program will run... Full Story
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