posted on September 11, 2015 at 1:57 PM
A large regional potato grower has agreed to scale back its expansion plans in a deal with regulators to protect sensitive groundwater and pine forests in central Minnesota.
posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM
As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’ drought, are exhibit A for the most dire classification of the U.S. drought monitor.
posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday.
posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM
California’s King Fire continued to rage this week, fueled by drought-stricken timber and tinder-dry grass. The blaze, an alleged product of arson, already has consumed an area the size of the San Francisco peninsula.
posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing...
posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM
As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the first time in state history.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM
A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.
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...