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Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Full Story

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. Full Story

Record drought saps California honey production

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. Full Story

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Full Story

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:38 PM

The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation's top oil-producing areas. Full Story

Deere to lay off about 460 in Waterloo

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo. Full Story

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Full Story

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping... Full Story

Corps: Mississippi River waterways need improving

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Army Corps of Engineers official says higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to respond to increased shipping demands and changing... Full Story

Record Crops Predicted; Farmers Market Carefully

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion... Full Story

Ex-Peanut Plant Head Says He Lied about Salmonella

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people... Full Story

Ohio Offers No-Interest Loans in Water Toxin Fight

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without... Full Story

Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories. Using plants this way - sometimes called "pharming" - can... Full Story

Deere Takes a Hit as Farm Economy Weakens

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:36 AM

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday that the cuts will... Full Story

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