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First research links California quakes to oil operations

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Full Story

Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM

The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont requires food labels for genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:50 PM

President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Full Story

Appeals court: Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review

posted on January 22, 2016 at 3:42 PM

In what environmentalists hailed as a victory for efforts to curb climate change, an appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal... Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

Refugees seek new start in Global Greens program

posted on December 24, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Refugees seek new start in Global Greens program
Angelique Hakuzimana is happiest in a farm field, a location that’s halfway around the world from her native, war-torn land. Full Story

Talks heat up over climate change at Paris summit

posted on December 4, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Talks heat up over climate change at Paris summit
The goal for world leaders is mammoth in Paris – sweeping global agreement to cut carbon emissions—all to be negotiated in the next two weeks. Full Story

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972
The United States has the most oil on reserves on hand since 1972 with more than 39 billion barrels in the bank. This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the sixth consecutive annual increase in reserves and fourth-highest... Full Story

TPP lobby heats up around the world

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

TPP lobby heats up around the world
The president and ten Southeast Asian heads of state spent the weekend talking trade and economic issues as the Trans-Pacific Partnership hangs in the balance. Full Story

New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:08 PM

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March. Full Story

GM salmon approved for human use

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM

GM salmon approved for human use
The FDA made history this week, approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration’s move clears the way for the AquAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing fish that will be raised in land-based farms and put... Full Story

Oakland A's Billy Beane is among district's top water users

posted on October 16, 2015 at 4:01 PM

Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane and a retired Chevron Oil executive are among the top excessive water users in a district east of San Francisco, a utility's records show. Full Story

USDA awards contracts to 2 companies for bird flu vaccines

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:47 PM

A federal agency has awarded contracts to two companies to manufacture a bird flu vaccine. Full Story

PETA turns 35, still using sex and shock for animal causes

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:34 PM

PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame. One of the longest-running and sexiest stunts you will see in online ads around the world is a group of naked women who choose to wear nothing rather than wear fur, said Ingrid Newkirk,... Full Story

EPA: Tests show water sent to Navajo Nation met standards

posted on October 16, 2015 at 3:31 PM

New tests on water sent to Navajo Nation farmers after millions of gallons of waste spilled from a Colorado mine indicate that the emergency supply met federal and tribal standards for livestock and irrigation, federal officials say. Full Story
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