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Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast. Full Story

Farmers turn to barges to deliver goods

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Congested rail ways have more corn and soybean farmers in Minnesota turning to the Mississippi River and its navigation system to move their goods. Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue County over GMO Law

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Two agricultural companies sued Maui County on Thursday to challenge a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. Full Story

North Dakota Mulls Rules to Make Crude Safer for Shipment

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

North Dakota's top energy industry regulator unveiled new rules Thursday that would require companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's shipped by rail. Full Story

China, Russia Sign Accord on Second Gas Route

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

The leaders of China and Russia signed agreements Sunday to boost energy cooperation, including an understanding to develop a second major route to supply the Chinese side with Russian gas following an initial $400 billion deal in May. Full Story

Monsanto Settles With Pacific Northwest Wheat Farmers

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat. Full Story

Christie Faces Iowa Pressure on Pig Crate Ban

posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

There are not that many pigs in his home state. But there are millions in the early presidential voting state of Iowa. And that's making for a tough decision for Chris Christie, who is both New Jersey's governor and a potential presidential... Full Story

Mississippi River Barges Facing Delays During Harvest

posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says delays of barge traffic have run about 10 hours since the Corps began closing a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from dawn to dusk to reinforce a section of river bank between Memphis, Tennessee and... Full Story

Cold Snap Hits as Harvest Nears Completion

posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Much of the nation faced a rude awakening from relatively balmy fall weather as temperatures plummeted this week across the nation’s midsection, and a blanket of snow covered large portions of the northern plains. Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Drilling Communities

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

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

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