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Oregon GMO Labeling Proponents Concede Defeat

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Proponents of an Oregon ballot measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods conceded defeat Thursday after a judge ruled against them and an automatic recount appeared unlikely to sway the outcome.w. Full Story

U.S. Gas Consumption Plateaus, Fuel Exports up Elsewhere

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Energy Department data shows the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, about 475 million tons between 2008 and 2013. At the same time however, U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President... Full Story

Lawmakers Wary of Genetically Modified Food Labels

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether... Full Story

Water Woes Among Topics for 8 Governors in Vegas

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource. Full Story

Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon in Texas, Oklahoma

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers... Full Story

EU Makes Move to Let Member States Block GM Crops

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM

The European Union is taking a big step toward giving EU member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the food safety authority of the 28-nation bloc. Full Story

Study: Killing Wolves Means More Livestock Attacks

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Scientists have found that, contrary to what many people think, killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock. Researchers at Washington State University found that for every wolf killed in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming over the past 25... Full Story

Officials: Seed-Sharing Program Violates State Law

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Minnesota agriculture officials say a seed-sharing program at the Duluth library is on the wrong side of the law. Full Story

New Washington Rule, Fees Planned to Track Cattle

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to impose a 23-cent fee on the sale of each head of cattle. The fee would raise more than $275,000 a year to help pay for a database that would help investigate livestock diseases. Full Story

Proposed Rule for Farms Aims to Improve Lake Erie

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Ohio's lawmakers are taking their first step toward slowing the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated the drinking water for more than 400,000 people. Legislation approved in the state House would ban farmers in much of... Full Story

Shale Gas Line to the Northeast Gets Federal Nod

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to bring cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York. Full Story

White House Says 16 Cities Leading U.S. on Climate

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

The White House is singling out Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and 13 other cities for leading their peers in efforts to address climate change. Full Story

Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM

The world's biggest farm equipment supplier says its annual net income will drop about 40 percent and revenue from agricultural and turf equipment will fall further than it did in fiscal 2014. Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Oil Patch

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

High court to review EPA mercury limits

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:19 PM

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. Full Story

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