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Market to Market (February 14, 2014)

posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Market to Market (February 14, 2014)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department predicts the bottom line for most U.S. farmers will decline significantly this year. EPA says some Midwestern farmers are making progress in protecting the environment, but much work remains to be done. Despite strident... Full Story

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)

posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)
Full Program: The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers... Full Story

Water Quality Questions Remain as Water Ban Lifted in West Virginia

posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Water Quality Questions Remain as Water Ban Lifted in West Virginia
Last Thursday, thousands of gallons of a chemical used to prepare coal for processing spilled into the primary source of drinking water for 300,000 in Charleston, West Virginia. The ban was lifted, but not before questions over the safety of... Full Story

Great Lakes levels rise, but slump hasn't ended

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Abundant rain and snowfall have given the Great Lakes a boost this year, but it's too early to declare an end to slumping water levels that have plagued the inland seas since the late 1990s and made life miserable for cargo shippers and marina... Full Story

Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. Full Story

Large Asian carp found in lake near Lake Michigan

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Members of Congress say the recent discovery of a large Asian carp near Lake Michigan underscores the need to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds in the Chicago area. Full Story

Officials To Keep Conserving Missouri River Water

posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Drought continues to affect the river because much of the snowmelt and rainfall in the seven-state region is being absorbed into the soil. Full Story

Final Decision Elusive for Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on May 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Final Decision Elusive for Keystone XL Pipeline
The waiting game is far from dull where the Keystone XL pipeline is concerned. Though the door has closed on the public comment period in response to the U.S. State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement, another has opened. Full Story

Florida Lawmakers OK Plan For Everglades Restoration

posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM

The bill sponsors say it is a truce between environmental groups and sugar farmers in a decades-old dispute. Full Story

Activists Flood Keystone Pipeline Hearing

posted on April 19, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Activists Flood Keystone Pipeline Hearing
Emotions ran high, this week, in Grand Island, Nebraska where the U.S. State Department held its sole public hearing on the environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Full Story

U.S. Waterways Under Duress

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

U.S. Waterways Under Duress
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than half of the rivers and streams in the United States are in poor biological health and are not able to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures. Full Story

Opponents Move To Stop Keystone Pipeline

posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:39 PM

An unusual coalition of environmentalists, property rights advocates and ranchers are attempting to find new ways to derail project. Full Story

California Releases Part of Plant to Restore Delta

posted on March 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

The plan's first four chapters spells out the dismal state of the delta and detail conservation strategies to restore its dwindling fish species. Full Story

Corps plans Missouri River reduction

posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM

The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River. Full Story

Advocates say spending cuts would hurt Great Lakes

posted on November 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Environmental activists say federal programs designed to protect and clean up the Great Lakes will take a big hit if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a budget deal soon. Full Story
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