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Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs in U.S.

posted on November 13, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Alert and curious, hundreds of hens with bright red crowns and faces strolled out of a large chicken house midmorning into the fresh air and a fenced pasture amid rolling fields of alfalfa, clover, corn and soybeans. They cluck and coo, peck and... Full Story

Sugar program draws Cruz's ire, remains popular in Congress

posted on November 13, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Full Story

Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward. Full Story

Upcoming climate talks just latest chapter in a long history

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

You can't say we haven't been warned. The upcoming climate summit in Paris is just the latest chapter in the surprisingly long history of grappling with global warming, a history that began with the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the 19th... Full Story

AP Exclusive: Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California. Full Story

More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher... Full Story

House Votes to Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo. Full Story

Members of Congress want faster action to stop Asian carp

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Members of Congress are prodding federal officials to work faster on technological roadblocks that would prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways. Full Story

Oklahoma town knows how to survive oil busts: a backup plan

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

It's a slow day at Fun Bob's shaved ice stand, though the temperature is in the 80s. With summer over, only an occasional car pulls up to the blue-and-white-striped shack where David Anderson sits atop a picnic table and explains his plan for... Full Story

Audit finds railroad safety lacking during high oil traffic

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Montana's oversight of railroad safety falls short at a time when volatile crude oil train traffic from the Bakken region, already high, is only expected to increase, a new audit found. Full Story

Bill delays train safety technology mandate 3 to 5 years

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The House passed a bill Tuesday that delays for three to five years the mandate for railroads to put long-sought safety technology in place. Full Story

Egg production still low in South Dakota after bird flu

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:32 PM

Egg production in South Dakota continues to suffer as the state's largest producer works to recover from last spring's outbreak of deadly bird flu virus. Full Story

Drought, other factors contribute to larger Texas wildfires

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Larger, more threatening wildfires are occurring at greater rates as Texas faces lingering drought, consistent development — driven by millions of new residents and the spread of outlying suburbs — and changes in how the state's land is used. Full Story

Lingering drought heightens worries of extinction for salmon

posted on October 30, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Another deadly summer of drought has heightened fears of extinction in the wild for an iconic California salmon, federal officials said Wednesday. Full Story

China decides to end 1-child policy, allow 2 children

posted on October 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

China's ruling Communist Party announced Thursday that the country will start allowing all married couples to have two children, abolishing an unpopular policy that has limited many urban families to only one child for more than three decades. Full Story
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