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Stories Tagged "water quality"

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Market to Market (January 31, 2014)

posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Market to Market (January 31, 2014)
Full Program: The law authorizing nearly a trillion dollars in spending on farm and nutrition programs moves one step closer to fruition. President Obama unveils his vision for U.S. energy production – much to the chagrin of ethanol supporters. Iowa farmers... Full Story

Market to Market (January 24, 2014)

posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (January 24, 2014)
Full Program: An explosion at an Omaha animal feed plant kills two people and injures more than a dozen. Biofuels supporters voice their disapproval of proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard. Officials work with agricultural producers to improve water... Full Story

Market to Market (August 9, 2013)

posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (August 9, 2013)
Full Program: U.S. wind energy production surges to an all-time high. Scientists unveil the world’s first hamburger made from bovine stem cells. Environmental watchdogs blame farm runoff for water quality issues from the Gulf of Mexico to municipalities... Full Story

Interior sets new drilling rules on public land

posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM

The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Full Story

Florida Water Pollution Rules Clear Legislature

posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The lingering dispute over new water pollution rules for Florida will move to an administrative law court following final passage Thursday of a bill that in effect gives them legislative approval. The Florida Department of... Full Story

Ag pollution prevention program tested in Minn.

posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota will take the lead in testing a federal program that encourages farmers to reduce agricultural pollution. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa... Full Story

Gov't panel: Fracking chemicals should be revealed

posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM

A U.S. Department of Energy panel wants energy companies to reveal all the chemicals they use in a drilling technique that has allowed them to reach huge and previously inaccessible deposits of natural gas and paved the way for tens of thousands... Full Story

House votes to take EPA off clean water beat

posted on July 18, 2011 at 2:32 PM

The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Wednesday that would sharply curtail the federal government's role in protecting waters from pollution by barring the Environmental Protection Agency from overruling state decisions on water quality. Full Story

Water-quality bill raises alarms in Iowa

posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill that would place important water-quality programs under control of the state agriculture department is raising some alarms. 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

$3.3 Million Grant Promotes Conservation in Missouri

posted on September 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM

STOUTSVILLE, Mo (AP) — A $3.3 million grant will help farmers in northeast Missouri control soil erosion and improve soil quality, while keeping agricultural runoff out of drinking water supplies. 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

EPA & Green Groups Reach Settlement in Agricultural Pollution Lawsuit

posted on May 27, 2010 at 2:05 PM

EPA & Green Groups Reach Settlement in Agricultural Pollution Lawsuit
Wall Street wrapped up a volatile week Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrials Index posted its worst monthly performance since February of 2009. Full Story

Oklahoma Among Top 5 For Cutting Water Pollution

posted on March 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Oklahoma City (AP) - Conservationists said Wednesday that Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in reducing contamination of its streams and rivers thanks to voluntary programs in which farmers and ranchers cut the amount of sediments and... Full Story

Clean Water Act Leaves Some Waterways Vulnerable

posted on March 5, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Clean Water Act Leaves Some Waterways Vulnerable
According to a recently released report in the New York Times, as many as half of the nation's largest water polluters might be exempt from the Clean Water Act. Full Story
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