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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks. Full Story

Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA

posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. Full Story

High Nitrate Levels in One Iowa Watershed Moves Utility Toward Historic Legal Action

posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM

High Nitrate Levels in One Iowa Watershed Moves Utility Toward Historic Legal Action
It’s a morning ritual in Iowa’s capitol city. The Des Moines Waterworks collects samples from the Raccoon River - the primary source of drinking water for half-a-million central Iowans. Full Story

U.S. Gas Consumption Plateaus, Fuel Exports up Elsewhere

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Energy Department data shows the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, about 475 million tons between 2008 and 2013. At the same time however, U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President... Full Story

Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. Full Story

Unions Join Fight Over Washington Fish Consumption

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington's fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be... Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Rule on Cross-state Pollution

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't... Full Story

Plan Seeks Phosphorus Cuts To Stop Lake Erie Algae

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms. Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

ISU Professor Leads Study Of Farm Field Erosion

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Global studies show that the world's cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming, reducing cropland's fertility. Full Story

Chinese Official: Soil Pollution Hurts Farming

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Farmers already are prohibited from raising crops for human consumption in areas across China that are deemed too badly polluted. But tainted rice and other crops have made their way into the food supply. Full Story

ND Wants Answers On Ruptured Pipeline Inspections

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed "serious" in documents obtained by The Associated Press — with a pipeline that leaked... Full Story
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