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New Emails Show White House Role in Sherrod Ouster

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama... Full Story

Illinois EPA to Release Plan for Rivers, Lakes

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans next month to release an action plan aimed at reducing the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous in the state's rivers and lakes. Full Story

California Residential Water Use Varies Widely

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Residents in California's coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but must still find ways to cut back more, residential per-capita water-use figures released for the first time Tuesday show. Full Story

Indoor Fish Farm Planned in Central Iowa

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:07 PM

A company is planning to build a large indoor fish farming operation in Webster City that will employ 150 people. Full Story

Illinois OKs Wenona Hog Farm, Opponents to Fight

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has given tentative approval to a 20,000-head hog farm outside the small central Illinois city of Wenona. Full Story

Gas Falling Under $3 Nationwide

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:58 PM

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 33 cents in October, landing Friday at $3.00, according to AAA...the first time in four years. Full Story

Study: Mislabeled Shrimp at Restaurants, Grocers

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:58 PM

From New York to New Orleans to Oregon, consumers are being misled about the shrimp they're buying, according to a survey by the advocacy group Oceana. Full Story

Professors: State's Argument to Control Fed Land Faulty

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

University of Utah law professors argue in a new report that there's no legal standing for Utah to push for control over federal lands. Full Story

Maui Voters to Decide Whether to Ban GMO Crops

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. Full Story

California's Deeping Drought Shrinks Rice Harvest

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. Full Story

$1.4-Billion Fertilizer Plant Coming to Illinois

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

A chemical company plans to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois, state economic officials confirmed Tuesday. Full Story

Chocolate Prices Set to Rise

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM

That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could. Full Story

WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder. In a ruling Monday, the World Trade Organization rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born,... Full Story

Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond. Full Story

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Full Story
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