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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...