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Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output. Full Story

Microsoft Enters 20-year Deal for Texas Wind Power

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has reached a 20-year deal to directly buy wind energy from a turbine farm being built in Texas. The tech giant announced the agreement Monday with RES Americas, a wind and solar developer. It declined to put a... Full Story

Scientists Oppose Logging Bills in Congress

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees... Full Story

Experts Say Nuclear Power Needed to Slow Warming

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to... Full Story

Federal Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughterhouses

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missouri to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years... Full Story

Firm Wants to Build Largest Pipeline Yet from ND

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian company has applied to build the largest pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch. The proposed oil pipeline would run 612 miles into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Enbridge Energy said... Full Story

EU Execs Back OK for Genetically Modified Corn

posted on November 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved closer to approving the cultivation of a second genetically modified corn on the continent despite years of objections by environmental groups and widespread apprehension about GMO food among European... Full Story

Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from... Full Story

West Coast States and BC to Link Climate Policies

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province official on Monday vowed to collectively combat climate change by coordinating polices that place a price on greenhouse gas pollution and mandating... Full Story

Beast of a Weed Creeping across Midwest from South

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against... Full Story

FDA Proposes Rules to Make Animal Food Safer

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost... Full Story

Drought still Impacting Missouri River Management

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:38 AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects higher-than-usual runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. The... Full Story

Odor from Sriracha Chili Plant a Nuisance

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — It looked like things were really starting to heat up for this little Southern California factory town when the maker of the Sriracha chili sauce known the world over decided to open a sprawling 650,000-square-foot... Full Story

Oregon Police Use Google Earth to Bust Pot Garden

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Police say the view from space helped them bust a medical marijuana garden with too many plants in Southern Oregon. Full Story

Crews Install 2nd of 9 Asian Carp Barriers in Minnesota

posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Construction crews are trying to stay ahead of the icy, cold winter weather as they work to install five gates at the Coon Rapids dam before the end of the year. Full Story

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