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Negotiators agree on early draft of U.N. climate deal

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:02 PM

U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes. Full Story

U.S. allows imports of privately produced products from Cuba

posted on February 13, 2015 at 12:59 PM

The Obama administration is announcing that it will allow Cuba's small private business sector to sell goods to the United States in a potentially important loosening of the half-century trade embargo on the communist island. Full Story

Farmers file more than 360 corn lawsuits against Syngenta

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Farmers and farm businesses in 20 states have now filed more than 360 lawsuits against agricultural chemicals-maker Syngenta, and hundreds more may be coming as a federal judge organizes the complex case so they can move forward. Full Story

Low prices raise alarm in North Dakota oil patch

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers. Full Story

Federal government to boost drought funding by $50 million

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:44 PM

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday. Full Story

Fracking puts California governor, environmentalists at odds

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

In the 1970s, California Gov. Jerry Brown was a hero to environmentalists for cracking down on polluters, ending tax breaks for oil companies and promoting solar energy. Full Story

How outgoing FDA chief oversaw food, drugs and tobacco

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday that she will step down next month after nearly six years overseeing the agency, which regulates products making up 25 percent of the U.S. economy. Full Story

US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM

The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports — a potentially worrisome development that could weigh on overall economic growth. Full Story

Swarm of earthquakes rattles parts of northern Oklahoma

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:27 PM

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Alfalfa County in northern Oklahoma Thursday, damaging the county courthouse but causing no injuries. Full Story

Parts of Iowa, Missouri nearing drought status

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status. Full Story

Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms. Full Story

EPA says Minnesota businesses best at reducing pollutants

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM

A new Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants. Full Story

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Full Story

Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:17 PM

A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Full Story

Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:14 PM

A private company finally will be able to legally drill for oil in part of Wyoming that's best known for a 1920s presidential scandal. Full Story

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