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Probe Finds Scant Oversight of Chemical Plants

posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say.... Full Story

Fed survey: 23% of bee colonies died this winter

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter — a loss that's not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers. Full Story

Red River diversion stays in water bill

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Authorization for the Red River diversion will be included in a water projects bill negotiated between the U.S. House and Senate. Full Story

Feds earmark $1.5 million to fight citrus greening

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The U.S. government will spend $1.5 million on efforts to control the bacteria that causes citrus greening. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday the money will be spent in Florida, California and Texas in hopes of figuring out how to... Full Story

Study: North Dakota oil worker death rate 6 times US average

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012. Full Story

Farm Rescue gets largest grant in group's history

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

A group which aids Midwest farmers struck by illness, a major injury or natural disaster is using the largest grant in its history to add staff and plan for the future. Full Story

House, Senate unveil water project bill compromise

posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

House and Senate negotiators on Thursday unveiled a compromise bill that authorizes billions of dollars for water projects over the next decade, from flood protections in California to deepening Georgia's rapidly growing Port of Savannah. Full Story

Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

State water engineers say using pumps to reverse the flow of the aqueduct would be a first in a drought. It would also be a complex engineering challenge that could cost millions of dollars, Full Story

Federal Watchdog: Pipeline Safety Oversight Shoddy

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

In a report released Friday, the Transportation Department's inspector general says the federal effort is so riddled with weaknesses that it's not possible to ensure states are enforcing pipeline safety. Full Story

Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

The emergency order follows a warning two weeks ago that the department risks a "higher body count" as the result of fiery oil train accidents if it waits for new safety regulations to become final. Full Story

Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone Squabble

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States. Full Story

Finances Will Shelve 2014 Macon County Fair

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

According to The Herald Review the fair owes more than $36,000 in prizes for livestock exhibitors from last year. Full Story

Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The government lost billions of dollars on the rice subsidy plan, which also cost Thailand its position as the world's leading rice exporter as the artificially high prices forced the government to stockpile the commodity. Full Story

Sales of Organic Products Climb in Illinois

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:57 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show sales growth came despite the fact that the overall number of farms in the state fell during the same period. Full Story

Tornado-Stricken Town Rebuilds With Clean Energy

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Supporters of clean energy seized on an unusual opportunity to rebuild a town from the ground up with the latest green technology. Full Story

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