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A Look at How Water is Bought, Sold in California

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

(Associated Press) - Farmers, city managers and energy companies alike are hustling to find water amid the withering drought sweeping California. But hunting for water can be complicated when there is little for sale.  Those with water to... Full Story

New York Top Court Okays Local Gas-drilling Bans

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a... Full Story

Black Farmer Lobbyist Wants Piece of Indian Deal

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The president of the National Black Farmers Association says he's being stiffed by the attorneys behind a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners who asked him to lobby Congress to fund the... Full Story

Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares. Full Story

Money men tally cost of climate change

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. Full Story

Kansas residents concerned about pipeline eruption

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance. Full Story

USDA gives initial approval to pig virus vaccine

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:48 PM

The federal government has given conditional approval to the first vaccine licensed to fight a deadly pig virus. Full Story

Chef Dan Barber urges a reboot of our food system

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

At Blue Hill, his intimate, understated restaurant in Greenwich Village famous for its locally sourced ingredients — not to mention having hosted Barack and Michelle Obama on a much-publicized date night — chef and co-owner Dan Barber is featuring... Full Story

Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Full Story

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could become a model for the rest of the nation. Full Story

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Hemp is legal in Canada, and North Dakota is one of 15 states with laws that allow limited hemp production. However, under the Farm Bill, importing hemp seeds requires permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Full Story

Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Sanjaya Rajaram is credited with developing 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries on six continents. Full Story

Overall Index Down In Rural Midwest Banker Survey

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

June's results indicate that areas highly dependent on agriculture and energy are experiencing slower growth than a year ago. Full Story

Unions Join Fight Over Washington Fish Consumption

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington's fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be... Full Story

Fish Taken From California Hatcheries Amid Drought

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The operation, will transport about 2 million fish, including 430,000 fingerling steelhead salmon, for release months ahead of schedule. Full Story
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