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Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

State water engineers say using pumps to reverse the flow of the aqueduct would be a first in a drought. It would also be a complex engineering challenge that could cost millions of dollars, Full Story

Federal Watchdog: Pipeline Safety Oversight Shoddy

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM

In a report released Friday, the Transportation Department's inspector general says the federal effort is so riddled with weaknesses that it's not possible to ensure states are enforcing pipeline safety. Full Story

Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM

The emergency order follows a warning two weeks ago that the department risks a "higher body count" as the result of fiery oil train accidents if it waits for new safety regulations to become final. Full Story

Senate Takes Up Energy Bill Amid Keystone Squabble

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States. Full Story

Finances Will Shelve 2014 Macon County Fair

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

According to The Herald Review the fair owes more than $36,000 in prizes for livestock exhibitors from last year. Full Story

Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The government lost billions of dollars on the rice subsidy plan, which also cost Thailand its position as the world's leading rice exporter as the artificially high prices forced the government to stockpile the commodity. Full Story

Sales of Organic Products Climb in Illinois

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:57 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show sales growth came despite the fact that the overall number of farms in the state fell during the same period. Full Story

Tornado-Stricken Town Rebuilds With Clean Energy

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Supporters of clean energy seized on an unusual opportunity to rebuild a town from the ground up with the latest green technology. Full Story

Challenge to Chesapeake Cleanup Tests EPA Power

posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed, seeking to counter an election-year legal challenge by farmers and 21 attorneys general that... Full Story

Tribe, Robert Redford Group Okay Wild Horses Plan

posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The Navajo Nation and a group founded by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and actor Robert Redford said Thursday they have agreed on a plan to manage thousands of wild horses on the reservation and keep the... Full Story

For North Dakota, Drones A Possible Growth Market

posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget the North Dakota energy boom. How about a drone boom? State and federal officials have big hopes for the growth of what are known as unmanned aircraft systems. And North Dakota has positioned itself well to take... Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Rule on Cross-state Pollution

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't... Full Story

Pipeline Supporters Seek Quick Senate Vote

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that environmentalists oppose strongly... Full Story

France Suspends U.S. Pig Imports over Diarrhea Virus

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have suspended imports of live pigs and certain pig products from North America and Japan to prevent a deadly virus from contaminating the food chain here. The Agriculture Ministry said Friday no cases of the... Full Story

Scientists Want to Breed Fish to be Better Biters

posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Oregon (AP) -- In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has found he is more likely to hook the wild variety, whose numbers... Full Story
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