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California farmers reap record sales in record drought

posted on February 12, 2016 at 5:24 PM

A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. Full Story

Blizzard, tornadoes and politics collide in rural America

posted on February 5, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Blizzard, tornadoes and politics collide in rural America
This week, an old-fashioned winter storm blasted a region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Full Story

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers

posted on February 5, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Domestic Oil By-Products Are Curse and Blessing for Farmers and Ranchers
Their livestock have grazed the high plains of eastern New Mexico for generations, but the domestic energy boom of the past decade has some ranchers saying ‘there goes the neighborhood.’ Full Story

First research links California quakes to oil operations

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Full Story

Monsanto Sues to Keep Roundup Off California List of Carcinogens

posted on January 29, 2016 at 5:36 PM

Monsanto Sues to Keep Roundup Off California List of Carcinogens
Late last week, Monsanto Company filed a lawsuit in California seeking to prevent lawmakers there from adding glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Roundup herbicide, to the state’s list of known carcinogens. Full Story

Hiring rises in 36 US states in December

posted on January 29, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The widespread hiring helped push down unemployment rates in 25 states in December, with the sharpest drops occurring in Missouri and Oregon. Full Story

Experts to study food safety of oilfield wastewater

posted on January 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM

More farmers in drought-stricken California are using oilfield wastewater to irrigate, and a new panel on Tuesday began taking one of the state's deepest looks yet at the safety of using the chemical-laced water on food crops.. Full Story

California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state's tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved Thursday to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians. Full Story

Massive gas leak has cost utility company $50 million

posted on January 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM

A utility company said it has spent about $50 million because of a massive leak from an underground natural gas storage well near Los Angeles. Full Story

El Nino Whips Pacific Coast, lowers drought level

posted on January 8, 2016 at 1:41 PM

El Nino Whips Pacific Coast, lowers drought level
El Nino is proving his might along the western United States, again pounding the region with heavy amounts of rain. Full Story

California Sinking Land Costs

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:45 PM

A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

Can trading pollution like stocks help fight climate change?

posted on December 11, 2015 at 5:01 PM

First proposed by economists in the 1960s, a pollution permit market remained mostly an academic idea until President George H. W. Bush championed it as a way of getting power plants to cut emissions of sulfur dioxide, which leads to acid rain.... Full Story

Snow and Tornadoes Kick Up Across U.S. as Harvest Winds Down

posted on November 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Snow and Tornadoes Kick Up Across U.S. as Harvest Winds Down
Mother Nature started to draw the curtain on the 2015 harvest season as inclement weather hit the Midwest, Mountains and High Plains affecting more than 36 million people. 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
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