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Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. Full Story

Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. Full Story

California in tussle over record utility fine

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands... Full Story

New Mexico's green chile harvest in full swing

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:33 AM

The sweet aroma of roasted peppers is wafting throughout New Mexico, signaling that fall is around the corner and the green chile harvest is in full swing. Full Story

Iowa college hopes to use grass to power campus

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The University of Iowa hopes it will be able to use grass as a biofuel to help power the campus Full Story

Farming brothers turn fame into ag-vocacy for industry

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Farming brothers turn fame into ag-vocacy for industry
As the counter clicks to 30 million views, the farming brothers turn viral video career into ag-vocacy work around the world. The Peterson Brothers of Assaria, Kansas have continue to produce beef and commodity crops and music parodies. Full Story

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

posted on August 29, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies
One of the driest periods in California history has not resulted in the number of wildfires as experts feared. Nevertheless, parts of the Golden State are burning. Full Story

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new... Full Story

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Full Story

Oil pipeline opponents plan concert in cornfield

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Full Story

Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. Full Story

Record drought saps California honey production

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. Full Story

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Full Story

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:38 PM

The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation's top oil-producing areas. Full Story

Deere to lay off about 460 in Waterloo

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Deere & Co. has announced hundreds of layoffs at its tractor factory in Waterloo. Full Story
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