posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By far the largest share of a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people will go directly to the state with no strings attached.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM
LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted at least 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday.
An official from President Jose...
posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since...
posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn.
Signups for the new program will run...
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posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM
The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new...
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.