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Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront. 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

New York is central in modified-food label debate

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Agricultural, food and beverage companies have spent millions of dollars to defeat legislation in New York state that would require labels on food containing ingredients from genetically modified crops, highlighting the state's key role in the... Full Story

8 States Sign Action Plan to Promote Clean Cars

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last... Full Story

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Ruling

posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The case, according to Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman, is not about protecting the Chesapeake Bay, but rather about whether "EPA can dictate where farming will be allowed, where homes can be built and where businesses can be established." Full Story

NYC Menu Offers Something New: Silence

posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:58 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Quiet, please. Your dinner will now be served. That's the message being sent to customers at a New York City restaurant that prohibits any talking during an occasionally put-on $40 prix fixe, four-course meal. Nicholas... Full Story

NY State Health Care Website Slammed with 30M Hits

posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's website to allow the uninsured to shop for health insurance under the nation's new health care law has struggled under the surge of nearly 30 million hits in two days. New York has just 2.7 million uninsured... Full Story

Fast Food Protests

posted on August 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are under way in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, with organizers planning for the biggest walkouts yet in a push for higher wages. Whether the actions will have any impact on business isn't... Full Story

New York City's Crackdown On Big, Sugary Sodas Is Staying On Ice.

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Soda consumption is not necessarily harmful when done in moderation, the court wrote, and therefore "cannot be classified as a health hazard per se." Full Story

NY Court Hears Arguments On Fracking Bans

posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

In the past few years, more than 50 New York municipalities have banned gas drilling, and more than 100 have enacted moratoriums on drilling activities. Full Story

No Immediate Ruling on Bid to Delay NYC Soda Rule

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge isn't saying how soon he'll decide whether to delay enforcement of New York City's first-of-its-kind effort to limit the size of sugary drinks. The American Beverage Association and other groups faced off with city... Full Story

Squirrel population boom frustrates fruit growers

posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

A squirrel population boom is menacing fruit growers and others in some patches of the country. Full Story

2 Sides Face Off Ahead of NYC Sugary Drink Hearing

posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates on both sides of the New York City proposal to limit the size of soda and other sugary drinks in eateries are facing off a day before public hearings. More than 100 protesters gathered on the steps of City Hall on... Full Story

Posh Hotels are Buzzing With Tiny New Guests

posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

     NEW YORK (AP) - An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you get too close.        Honeybees have taken up... Full Story

NY Farmers Encouraged to Grow Willow for Fuel

posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:08 PM

MEXICO, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has earmarked $4.3 million to encourage northern New York farmers to grow shrub willows as a renewable energy source. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and... Full Story
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