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Obama Links Keystone Approval To Carbon Emissions

posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution.The $7 billion pipeline has become a contentious... Full Story

Winds Ease At Colorado Fire, But Town Still A Concern

posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM

DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — This is what counts as good news in Colorado's wildfire season: a breezy day but at least not three straight hours of winds blowing at 25 mph or more.Firefighters battling the massive and erratic wildfire in the... Full Story

Experts Say Iowa Should Act To Stymie Flooding

posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Experts say Iowa could do more to avoid flooding by limiting how much rain runs into the state's rivers and streams. Stemming that runoff would include moves to tackle climate change and expand grasslands and... Full Story

EU Agrees On Green-Friendly Farm Reform Outline

posted on June 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — In what's being cast as a major breakthrough, the European Union agreed Wednesday on an outline for a major farm reform program that seeks to boost environment-friendly agriculture.The seven-year program is to kick off next... Full Story

Federal Agency Finds Lax Regulation Of Chemicals

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:59 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has displayed a lack of urgency in the wake of a deadly Texas fertilizer plant explosion and must regulate potentially explosive chemicals immediately, legislators said Thursday.The Chemical... Full Story

New Rules Aim To Rid Schools Of Junk Foods

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Oregon Drone Mission: Keeping Spuds Happy

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:48 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Washington Farmer Feeds Pot To Pigs

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, part promotion and bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pot excess is being fed to hogs by their owners. Full Story

World Food Prize Goes To 3 Biotech Scientists

posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The World Food Prize Foundation on Wednesday took the bold step of awarding this year's prize to three pioneers of plant biotechnology whose work brought the world genetically modified crops. The private nonprofit... Full Story

House's Rejection Of Farm Bill Leaves Few Options

posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House's broad rejection of a massive farm bill could signal a shift in the way Congress views agriculture policy. Farm issues once had enormous clout on Capitol Hill, but the healthy agriculture economy and an increased... Full Story

Fracking Fuels Water Fights In Nation's Dry Spots

posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface. Hydraulic fracturing, or the... Full Story

Singapore Fumes As Air Pollution Hits 16-year High

posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to... Full Story

Missouri Moves To Lift Ban On Foreign Farm Owners

posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Weeks before a Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. in the largest such takeover of a U.S. business, Missouri lawmakers quietly approved legislation removing a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural... Full Story

Tree Netting Planned To Protect Oregon Bees

posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Workers on Friday plan to wrap bee-proof netting around blooming trees in the parking lot of an Oregon shopping center in an attempt to prevent the deaths of more bees. Portland-area bee experts with the Xerces... Full Story

Court Sides With Oklahoma In Red River Dispute

posted on June 14, 2013 at 3:06 PM

The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas. Full Story

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