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Caterpillar plant in Texas reminder of trade conflict stakes

Jun 22, 2018

Dozens of half-built engines, more than twice the size of a car engine, stand in a row. They slowly roll ahead on a conveyor belt, stopping periodically as workers run quality checks, install fuel...

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Natalie Portman targets factory farms with film

Jun 21, 2018

Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer hope they can change the world — one dinner plate at a time. The actress and the author have teamed up to produce the documentary "Eating Animals," an...

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Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

Jun 21, 2018

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas...

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FDA considers added sugar label for maple syrup, honey

Jun 21, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to label pure maple syrup and honey as containing added sugars. Maple syrup producers had rallied against the plan, saying FDA's...

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Growing season now two weeks longer

Jun 21, 2018

David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist. More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring...

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Defining "New Meat": The power of food wording

Jun 21, 2018

If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it's pitting animal rights advocates and others...

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Corps To Finish Dakota Access Work In Two Months

Jun 14, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes...

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North Dakota Approves Refinery Construction Near National Park

Jun 14, 2018

North Dakota's Health Department issued a permit Wednesday allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a project opposed by several...

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Sen. McConnell Pushes Hemp In Farm Bill

Jun 14, 2018

Declaring he has "won the argument" on hemp, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate is on track for a vote to legalize the crop that comes from the same plant that...

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Struggling Farmers Producing Alternative Milk

Jun 14, 2018

Even as many Lancaster County dairy farmers struggle to hang on despite falling milk prices and demand for their product, at least two small dairies are hooking their future to a controversial but...

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No Emergency To Justify Coal Bailout

Jun 14, 2018

Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no...

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No. 2 Hog State Moves To Shield Businesses From Lawsuits

Jun 14, 2018

Blankets of black flies spawned by a nearby industrial hog farm's uncovered cesspools can be so thick, Elvis Williams told jurors Tuesday, he built a screened front porch for his mobile home so that...

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Study Finds Possible OK Earthquake Source

Jun 8, 2018

Scientists may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state, according to a report on a study that used...

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Family-Owned Energy Company Closes Amid Fraud Reports

Jun 8, 2018

A family-owned Pennsylvania energy company has abruptly shut down as it faces a potential fraud involving tens of millions of dollars after the brief disappearance of its CEO. Worley & Obetz,...

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Wisconsin Searches For Answers To Dairy Slump

Jun 8, 2018

America's Dairyland is hurting and a new task force plans to spend the next year figuring out how to save the industry that's integral to Wisconsin's economy and identity. Gov. Scott Walker on...

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XCEL Energy To Close Two Colorado Coal Plants, Replace With Renewables

Jun 8, 2018

Colorado's largest electricity provider said Wednesday it wants to retire two coal-fired units a decade early and nearly double the share of power it gets from renewable sources. Xcel Energy said the...

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High Tide Flooding At Double Rate Of 1988

Jun 8, 2018

A new report finds that high-tide flooding is happening across the United States at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago and predicts records for such flooding will continue to be broken for...

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Trump Says US Farmers Will Be Treated Fairly In Trade Talks

Jun 8, 2018

President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on Monday, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated "unfairly." The president vowed to turn the tide and...

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Easy Entry Creates Oversupply In Oregon Pot Market

Jun 1, 2018

When Oregon lawmakers created the state's legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers to...

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Pork Giant: Penned Hogs Are Good Neighbors

Jun 1, 2018

The world's largest pork producer put its best case before jurors Wednesday to debunk claims that its waste is responsible for stenches so foul and attracts so many flies that life for rural...