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Experts urge cautious approach on Great Lakes fish farming

posted on October 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The State Water Resources Control Board is poised to reveal what enforcement methods it is taking to ensure people continue to reduce their monthly water use by 25 percent during California's relentless drought. Full Story

Experts urge cautious approach on Great Lakes fish farming

posted on October 30, 2015 at 11:16 AM

If Michigan allows commercial fish farming in the Great Lakes, the industry should begin on a small and experimental scale to enable careful monitoring of the effect on the environment and wild fish populations, scientists said in a report to state... Full Story

EPA: Tests show water sent to Navajo Nation met standards

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:31 PM

New tests on water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after millions of gallons of waste spilled from a Colorado mine indicate that the emergency supply met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation, federal officials say. Full Story

Oil companies pledge support for Paris climate deal

posted on October 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The chief executives of 10 of the world's biggest oil and gas companies have pledged support for an "effective" deal to fight global warming at a Paris conference next month. Full Story

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:36 PM

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas
Appearing before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee this week, EPA officials said the current allowable discharge levels from manufacturing plants fail to protect public health and a stricter air pollution policy is needed.... Full Story

Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Wet weather in May and June brought good news Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in seven Southwest U.S. states. Full Story

U.S. proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:52 PM

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed cutting methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade, part of on ongoing push by President Barack Obama to curb climate change. Full Story

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)
Full Program: As one state makes progress on the fight against Avian Flu, the nation's top-egg producing state endures additional outbreak. Rail shipments of U.S. crude oil soar and scrutiny increases on tracks carrying the world's most heavily traded... Full Story

Market to Market (April 24, 2015)

posted on April 24, 2015 at 6:38 PM

Market to Market (April 24, 2015)
Full Program: Millions of chickens are euthanized due to an outbreak of Avian Flu in Iowa. Five years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, debate lingers on its environmental impact. A thawing of relations with a former Cold War adversary sparks new... Full Story

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. Full Story

Fracking puts California governor, environmentalists at odds

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:39 PM

In the 1970s, California Gov. Jerry Brown was a hero to environmentalists for cracking down on polluters, ending tax breaks for oil companies and promoting solar energy. Full Story

Groups sue EPA seeking livestock farm air quality standards

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and citizen action groups is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency alleging failure to address air pollution from large-scale livestock farms. Full Story

EPA says Minnesota businesses best at reducing pollutants

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:23 PM

A new Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants. Full Story

Research says regulations helping small hog farms

posted on November 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Researchers say environmental regulations have slowed the growth of large hog farms and helped some smaller ones survive. Full Story

Report: Bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. Full Story
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