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California golf courses tee up water-saving measures

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:19 PM

At first glance, nothing seems amiss at this lush, members-only golf club in one of the priciest communities in Orange County. A bubbling fountain gurgles out of an artificial lake. Emerald-green fairways stretch into the distance. Golf carts zoom... Full Story

Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Prices for eggs and turkey meat are rising as an outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest claims more chickens and turkeys. Full Story

House votes to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands

posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:10 PM

House Republicans on Tuesday voted to block government rules that would clarify which streams, tributaries and wetlands should be protected from pollution and development under the Clean Water Act. Full Story

Official: 'Significant' 63K-gallon Brine Spill Reaches Lake

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

A state Department of Health official says about 63,000 gallons of saltwater have leaked from a pipeline in northwest North Dakota and that some has reached a lake via a tributary. Full Story

Turkey Farmer Hit by Bird Flu Sees Emotional, Financial Toll

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Bird flu has badly shaken the Midwest poultry industry, which has lost nearly 28 million chickens and turkeys already. Farmers are facing huge losses, and one plant laid off workers Tuesday because of short supplies. Full Story

Washington Fruit Distributors Expand to Meet Demand

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Washington state's fruit industry is expanding as worldwide demand increases and new technologies help yield more crops. Full Story

U.S. Gives Farmers Approval to Spray Crops from Drones

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. Full Story

GAO: Gov't Waste of Natural Gas Costing Taxpayers Millions

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. Full Story

Food Hub in DeKalb County Would Help Farmers Connect

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Organizers in DeKalb County are planning a packing and distribution center for fresh produce grown by local farmers Full Story

Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Cities from Limiting Drilling

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries Full Story

Environmentalists Sue Over Theme Park's Solar Farm Plans

posted on May 8, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Environmental groups have filed suit over a New Jersey theme park's plans to cut nearly 19,000 trees to build a 90-acre solar farm. Full Story

U.S. Gov. Declares State of Emergency in Response to Bird Flu

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak. Full Story

U.S., Canada Unveil Rules to Boost Oil Train Safety

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled by U.S. and Canadian... Full Story

Red River Valley farmer uses excess water for irrigation

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:40 PM

A farmer in the Red River Valley is one of a few testing a new idea to bring back excess water to fields when it's needed. Full Story

Drones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM

On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to decimate Florida's avocado crop. The hashtag they have adopted for their mission:... Full Story
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