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Agriculture and the environment
September 22, 2015
Sage grouse plan aims for balance between industry, wildlife
A cooperative effort to save a ground-dwelling bird has diverted it from possible extinction, federal officials declared ...
September 16, 2015
Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double
Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming ...
August 30, 2015
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own ...
August 28, 2015
Californians cut water without state imposing fines
For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without ...
August 28, 2015
Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday — but only in some states.
August 27, 2015
Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West
The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage ...
August 17, 2015
Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels
State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room ...
August 14, 2015
River in Colorado reopens as toxic plume reaches Lake Powell
A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume ...
August 13, 2015
The Latest: Mine leak water has likely reached Lake Powell
The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Utah officials say that contaminated water from a mine ...
August 04, 2015
Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight
California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars
August 03, 2015
AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, ...
July 31, 2015
More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle
The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the ...
July 21, 2015
Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice
The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra ...
July 06, 2015
US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay
A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from ...
June 12, 2015
California orders large water cuts for farmers
As California grapples with a relentless drought, state regulators on Friday ordered farmers and others who hold some of the ...
June 10, 2015
Congress moving to block EPA regulation of streams, wetlands
Congressional Republicans are pushing to block an Obama administration rule designed to protect water quality in small ...
June 04, 2015
French firm urged to reimburse farmers in alleged land grabs
Activists called Thursday for French conglomerate Bollore to return land, or compensate farmers, over disputed concessions ...
June 02, 2015
The Latest: State to use satellites to eye unplanted fields
2:30 p.m. (PDT) State water officials say they will use satellite surveillance from high above farms in the Sacramento-San ...
May 31, 2015
Washington farmers, wildlife managers prepare for drought
With Washington state experiencing the worst mountain snowpack in decades and a drought emergency declared two weeks ago, ...
May 29, 2015
Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout
The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on ...