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Stories Tagged "water quality"

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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

Market to Market (May 23, 2014)

posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Market to Market (May 23, 2014)
Full Program: Oil interests push back against federal advice on crude oil rail cars. An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds. Midwestern farmers work with environmental watchdogs to improve water quality. Market analysis with... Full Story

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)

posted on May 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)
Full Program: A White House Task Force convenes in The Heartland to prepare a response to climate change. Farmers work with urban interests to improve water quality in a leading agricultural state. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

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
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