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Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The plan sets conservation goals, outlines ways to share water during droughts and suggests ways to preserve the environment, recreation and agriculture while accommodating rapid population growth. Full Story

Group unveils undercover video from Minnesota slaughterhouse

posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:17 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday it saw "completely unacceptable" actions depicted on an animal welfare group's undercover video from a Minnesota slaughterhouse that supplies Hormel Foods. Full Story

Feds: Lake Erie algae bloom in 2015 was largest on record

posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

The algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this summer was the largest on record and left behind a thick, paint-like scum that covered an area roughly the size of New York City, government scientists said Tuesday. Full Story

Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

posted on November 13, 2015 at 3:23 PM

A coastal Louisiana parish on Thursday voted to drop its lawsuits against oil and gas companies over damages officials had said the oil industry caused to wetlands by digging numerous canals. Full Story

Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

posted on November 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM

New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods. Full Story

Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs in U.S.

posted on November 13, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Alert and curious, hundreds of hens with bright red crowns and faces strolled out of a large chicken house midmorning into the fresh air and a fenced pasture amid rolling fields of alfalfa, clover, corn and soybeans. They cluck and coo, peck and... Full Story

Sugar program draws Cruz's ire, remains popular in Congress

posted on November 13, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers. Full Story

Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:13 PM

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled their cases have merit to move forward. Full Story

Upcoming climate talks just latest chapter in a long history

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

You can't say we haven't been warned. The upcoming climate summit in Paris is just the latest chapter in the surprisingly long history of grappling with global warming, a history that began with the discovery of the greenhouse effect in the 19th... Full Story

AP Exclusive: Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California. Full Story

More states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:11 PM

A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher... Full Story

House Votes to Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo. Full Story

Members of Congress want faster action to stop Asian carp

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Members of Congress are prodding federal officials to work faster on technological roadblocks that would prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways. Full Story

Oklahoma town knows how to survive oil busts: a backup plan

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

It's a slow day at Fun Bob's shaved ice stand, though the temperature is in the 80s. With summer over, only an occasional car pulls up to the blue-and-white-striped shack where David Anderson sits atop a picnic table and explains his plan for... Full Story

Audit finds railroad safety lacking during high oil traffic

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Montana's oversight of railroad safety falls short at a time when volatile crude oil train traffic from the Bakken region, already high, is only expected to increase, a new audit found. Full Story
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