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Oklahoma State Recognized for 'Green' Efforts

posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University has been recognized as the "greenest" college campus in the state because of its environmental efforts.The university was selected based on a scoring system created by College Prowler that... Full Story

Unions Join Fight Over Washington Fish Consumption

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington's fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be... Full Story

Environmentalist File Lawsuit To Protect Eagles From Wind Energy

posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule, which extended by 25 years the length of time companies may kill or injure eagles without fear of prosecution, is illegal. Full Story

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030

posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030
The new guidelines, released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, call for a 30 percent reduction in coal fired power plant emissions by 2030. Full Story

Administration proposes updated Great Lakes plan

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The Obama administration is proposing an updated blueprint for Great Lakes environmental restoration that puts greater emphasis on climate change and using science to select projects and measure their effectiveness. Full Story

Texas: Can't tie water contamination to drilling

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released... Full Story

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. Full Story

Battle Over Ethanol Continues

posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Battle Over Ethanol Continues
Two conflicting reports released this week indicate the battle over ethanol is far from over. Full Story

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
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