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Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Climate Change

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Full Story

NM scientists develop drought-tolerant alfalfa

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in from hundreds of... Full Story

FDA limits some antibiotics in livestock

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The Food and Drug Administration has moved to limit the use of an antibiotic that is injected into livestock before slaughter, saying it could increase antibiotic resistance in humans. Full Story

Study: Parasitic fly could explain bee die-off

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for a honey bee die-off that has decimated hives around the world: A parasitic fly that hijacks the bees' bodies and causes them to abandon hives. Full Story

Winter a tough time for Fla. tropical fish farmers

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

It's a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida's largest ornamental fish farms. Full Story

Missouri River management plan for 2012 released

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers says it is trying to improve the way it manages the Missouri River's reservoirs after last year's historic flooding, but the 2012 plan released Friday doesn't include any additional flood-storage space. Full Story

Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified corn

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:46 PM

One of the nation's most widely planted crops - a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide - may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected. Full Story

Harsh winters, habitat loss hurts Plains hunting

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Hunters in the northern Plains who've grown accustomed to bringing home three pheasants or a deer are finding the years of abundance may be over. Full Story

Underwater cannon may help protect Great Lakes

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Scientists struggling to protect native Great Lakes fish from a greedy predator called the round goby are taking a page from the playbook of stores that pipe classical music through loudspeakers to chase away loitering teens. Full Story

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