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North Dakota To Launch Website That Will Notify Public Of Spills

posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

The North Dakota Health Department will launch a website sometime this week that will enable the public to monitor reported oil spills and other hazardous leaks. Full Story

BP Settles With US For $4.5 Billion In Gulf Spill

posted on November 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Included in the settlement was nearly $1.3 billion in criminal fines. Full Story

More Gain From Smarter Drain

posted on October 22, 2010 at 11:10 AM

More Gain From Smarter Drain
A Midwestern company is helping farmers reduce the amount of nitrates entering the Gulf. By deploying an innovative drainage management system the growers also hope to increase their yields. Full Story

Market to Market (August 13, 2010)

posted on August 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Market to Market (August 13, 2010)
Full Program: Despite estimates of record U.S. crop production, strong demand supports commodity prices. Proponents call for increased investment in cellulosic ethanol to meet the 'billion gallon challenge'." Gulf Coast fishermen struggle to survive in the... Full Story

Gulf Seafood Industry Battles Oil and Public Perception

posted on August 13, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Gulf Seafood Industry Battles Oil and Public Perception
Alabama Attorney General Troy King filed suit this week against BP and other companies involved in the catastrophic spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Full Story

Gulf Oil Spill Capped But Recovery Far From Over

posted on August 6, 2010 at 4:08 PM

A weaker-than-expected report on the U.S job market pressured Wall Street this week, reflecting investor concerns over the slow pace of hiring. Full Story

Scientists Predict Gulf 'Dead Zone' Will Be Larger Than Average

posted on July 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers predict the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an underwater area with little or no oxygen, will be unusually large this year. Full Story

Market to Market (June 18, 2010)

posted on June 18, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Market to Market (June 18, 2010)
Full Program: In the wake of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Washington plays hardball with "Big Oil." Hoping to reduce the amount of NITRATES in the Gulf, farmers deploy innovative drainage systems. An examination of the market impact of... Full Story

BP Officials Summoned to Washington

posted on June 18, 2010 at 2:06 PM

BP Officials Summoned to Washington
Economists caution it could be years before the labor market recovers the 8.4 million jobs lost to the worst recession since the 1930s. Full Story

Vilsack on E15 Passage and Gulf Oil Spill

posted on June 4, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Vilsack on E15 Passage and Gulf Oil Spill
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack outlines Obama Administration plans to rejuvenate the rural economy. Full Story

Market to Market (May 14, 2010)

posted on May 14, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Market to Market (May 14, 2010)
Full Program: Major players in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster are summoned to Capitol Hill. An unlikely coalition of politicians and environmentalists work to regulate carbon dioxide. And the USDA releases projections for a record corn harvest and a bumper... Full Story

Oil Executives Testify on Capitol Hill

posted on May 14, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Oil Executives Testify on Capitol Hill
Events surrounding one of the worst ecological catastrophes on record continue to unfold. Full Story

Ethanol Leader Dinneen Calls Oil Well Disaster "Teaching Moment"

posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Ethanol Leader Dinneen Calls Oil Well Disaster "Teaching Moment"
A surge in hiring typically bodes well for the economy. Last month, however, job creation was tempered by rising unemployment. Full Story

Gulf Spill Spells Uncertainty for New Drilling

posted on April 30, 2010 at 9:04 AM

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla (AP) -- In the conservative Florida Pandhandle, where Sarah Palin's battle cry "Drill, Baby, Drill" is still visible on car bumpers, some are reconsidering their support of offshore drilling as a growing spill in the Gulf of... Full Story

Researchers Try Veggie Oil to Clean Up Toxic Spill

posted on August 22, 2008 at 8:08 PM

YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- Researchers at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site last year injected 5,000 gallons of molasses into the soil to try to clean up toxic groundwater near the Pacific Northwest's largest waterway. Full Story
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