posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM
Congress and the President begin work to keep America from slipping over the Fiscal Cliff…
The Environmental Protection Agency denies requests to waive ethanol production mandates. Wind energy proponents explain why tax incentives are crucial for...
posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM
Aerial surveillance of confined feeding operations by the EPA has drawn the ire of several from the field to Capitol Hill.
posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM
Presidential Candidate surrogates were part of forum to discuss agricultural issues.
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lingering dispute over new water pollution rules for Florida will move to an administrative law court following final passage Thursday of a bill that in effect gives them legislative approval.
The Florida Department of...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips.
That surprising finding comes in a government report released Tuesday that...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Nevada (AP) - Test results the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited repeatedly as evidence that irrigated crops and livestock next to a polluted Nevada mine are safe for consumption were based on samples from four onions taken more...
posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota will take the lead in testing a federal program that encourages farmers to reduce agricultural pollution.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa...
posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military.
Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based...
posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The most detailed data yet on emissions ofheat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible forthe bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming. Power plants released 72 percent of the...
posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:22 PM
2011 began in much the same fashion as its immediate predecessors: as the global economy struggled to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression.
posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM
New regulations by EPA will force the nation's power plants to control mercury and other toxic pollutants for the first time.
posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM
Amidst the worst drought in history, Texas ranchers cull their herds. The EPA unveils rigorous new standards on emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. New data suggest the Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for damages due to...
posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM
More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.
posted on December 9, 2011 at 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from cracking down on farm dust, even though the agency says it has no plans to regulate that pollution.
The idea that farm dust could be regulated has...
posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM
One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial -- method of oil drilling may be polluting...