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Railroads back retrofitting flammable liquid cars

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Proposed new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids gained support from U.S. railroads Thursday, but it's not yet clear whether the companies that own most of those cars will support the upgrades to prevent leaks. Full Story

Arizona regulators raise solar rates $5 per month

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Arizona's utility regulators have voted to raise monthly fees for Arizona Public Service customers who install rooftop solar power panels by about $5. Full Story

IMF calls on Thailand to end costly rice subsidies

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM

The International Monetary Fund called on Thailand to drop its multibillion dollar subsidies for rice growers, saying the program is undermining confidence in the country's finances. Full Story

The cost of turkey and trimmings? Mostly unchanged

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Here's another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year. Full Story

Michigan growers trying to get apples to doze off

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output. Full Story

Microsoft Enters 20-year Deal for Texas Wind Power

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has reached a 20-year deal to directly buy wind energy from a turbine farm being built in Texas. The tech giant announced the agreement Monday with RES Americas, a wind and solar developer. It declined to put a... Full Story

Scientists Oppose Logging Bills in Congress

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees... Full Story

Experts Say Nuclear Power Needed to Slow Warming

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to... Full Story

Federal Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughterhouses

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missouri to begin slaughtering horses, continuing on-again, off-again efforts to resume domestic equine slaughter two years... Full Story

Firm Wants to Build Largest Pipeline Yet from ND

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian company has applied to build the largest pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch. The proposed oil pipeline would run 612 miles into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Enbridge Energy said... Full Story

EU Execs Back OK for Genetically Modified Corn

posted on November 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved closer to approving the cultivation of a second genetically modified corn on the continent despite years of objections by environmental groups and widespread apprehension about GMO food among European... Full Story

Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program.Beginning in November, a temporary benefit from... Full Story

West Coast States and BC to Link Climate Policies

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:45 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province official on Monday vowed to collectively combat climate change by coordinating polices that place a price on greenhouse gas pollution and mandating... Full Story

Beast of a Weed Creeping across Midwest from South

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against... Full Story

FDA Proposes Rules to Make Animal Food Safer

posted on November 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost... Full Story

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