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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

'Pink Slime' Lawsuit Heads Back To State Court

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

BPI officials have long insisted that the product is safe and healthy, and blamed the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs on what they viewed as a smear campaign. Full Story

Klamath Tribes and Feds Exercise Water Rights

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:48 PM

The new powers were made possible by a March ruling of an administrative law judge confirming the tribes have the oldest water rights in the upper basin Full Story

Rural America Posts First-Ever Loss In Population

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM

About 46.2 million people, or 15 percent of the U.S. population, reside in rural counties, which spread across 72 percent of the nation's land area. Full Story

FEMA Denies Aid For Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM

FEMA denied the "major disaster declaration" both for public assistance — which would give money to the city to help rebuild — and for further individual aid, which would provide for crisis counseling and other services. Full Story

Grocers Allege Potato Group Pumped Up Spud Prices

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:24 PM

It's unclear how much the alleged price-fixing has bumped up the cost of frozen french fries or a steaming spud served with a steak, but the case isn't small potatoes: Full Story

'Hepatitis A' Linked To Frozen Berries Sickens 87

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Lawsuits have already been filed against Townsend Farms in California, Hawaii and Washington state Full Story

Government Moves Towards Removing Protection Status For The Grey Wolf

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The wolf's resurgence has been unpopular among ranchers and others unhappy about attacks on livestock and popular sport animals. Full Story

Cow in northwestern Minnesota dies of anthrax

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

The Board of Animal Health said Friday that tests confirm a 4-year-cow found dead Monday on a farm in Pennington County of northwestern Minnesota died of anthrax. The beef herd had not been vaccinated against the disease. Full Story

Kansas Farmer sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat discovery

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and... Full Story

China's Top Butcher tries to sell U.S. on takeover

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

At an age when most Chinese executives are long retired, the country's top hog butcher is taking on a daunting new job persuading Americans to allow him to complete China's biggest takeover of a U.S. company. Full Story

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