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Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers

posted on June 12, 2015 at 1:23 PM

These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow. Full Story

California's drought spurring water recycling at home

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Showering during California's drought is a guilt-free experience for homeowners Catarina Negrin and Noah Friedman. Full Story

EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water... Full Story

Californians conserved more water ahead of mandatory cuts

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday. Full Story

Blosom, the world's tallest cow, dies in northern Illinois

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:42 PM

The world's tallest cow has died on a farm in northern Illinois after holding the record for less than a year. Full Story

Federal eateries join effort to curb animal antibiotic use

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:41 PM

President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in animals raised for meat is starting with his own employees. Full Story

California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life. Full Story

Yellowstone urges tourist common sense amid bison attacks

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:38 PM

A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous. Full Story

USDA: Bird flu vaccine not good enough for outbreak

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:08 PM

A bird flu vaccine doesn't work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that's shaken the Midwest poultry industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Full Story

Judge rules in favor of 'Field of Dreams' rezoning

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:08 PM

A judge has ruled that Dyersville officials acted legally in approving a zoning change for a proposed baseball complex at the "Field of Dreams" movie site. Full Story

20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:06 PM

A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price. Full Story

Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Full Story

U.S. officials revive oil train safety order after complaints

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:27 PM

U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Full Story

Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. Full Story

Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:05 PM

A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers. Full Story
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