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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

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Farming is hip in New England. Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading. Full Story

Corps: Mississippi River waterways need improving

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Army Corps of Engineers official says higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to respond to increased shipping demands and changing... Full Story

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU
Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products from the United States, the European... Full Story

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions
Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environmental Protection Agency held hearings in a handful of cities on the reforms. Full Story

Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?

posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?
How are commodity markets regulated? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets... Full Story

Ask the Analysts: What chance does a single investor have against high-frequency trading?

posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Ask the Analysts: What chance does a single investor have against high-frequency trading?
What chance does a single investor have against high-frequency trading? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and... Full Story
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