By Sean Higgins | 08/13/14 12:14 PM
A who's who of news organizations as well as the American Civil Liberties Union have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist Michael Mann.
08/13/14 11:15 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Farmers in the Dakotas are expected to produce sizable wheat crops and record soybean crops this year, thanks largely to a growing season free of major problems. The latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released this week, estimates South Dakota's soybean...
By Zack Colman | 08/13/14 10:51 AM
Global oil supply increased in July despite sanctions on Russia's oil and gas industry and turmoil in the Middle East, the International Energy Agency said.
By Zack Colman | 08/12/14 06:45 PM
Kellogg Co., a Battle Creek, Mich., food-maker perhaps more known for Raisin Bran than its environmental practices, announced plans Wednesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain -- including from agriculture, which chips in 10 percent of U.S. emissions.Â
08/12/14 10:30 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion bushels to exceed last year's 13.9 billion bushel...
08/12/14 09:00 PM
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A record rainfall at BWI has led to flooding at the airport's parking lots and nearby roads. National Weather Service meteorologist Heather Sheffield said that by 5 p.m. Tuesday, 6.27 inches of rain at fallen at the airport since 8 a.m. She says that breaks a record...
08/12/14 08:45 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders made a public push Tuesday for their latest plan to pay for water projects a day ahead of scheduled votes in the Legislature. The Democratic leaders are pushing a proposal to borrow $7 billion to increase the state's...
08/12/14 07:15 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Water will be scarcer in much of Central Texas under tighter use restrictions approved by the Edwards Aquifer Authority. The authority board voted Tuesday to cut pumping of water from the aquifer by 40 percent. The decision came after the 10-day average level of the...
08/12/14 06:45 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are pushing conservation but also are drilling a new pipeline to keep drawing water from the lake. Hundreds of miles away, farmers who...
08/12/14 05:45 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A company is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio. Columbia Pipeline Group announced the investment in a news release Tuesday. The proposal would help transport up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per...
By Zack Colman | 08/12/14 03:56 PM
Several journalism, environmental and science groups demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency remove new restrictions that the organizations say will muzzle independent scientists who advise the agency.
08/12/14 03:15 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not immediately report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people. Carlos Arias, director of civil defense for the northern state of Sonora, said...
By Paul Bedard | 08/12/14 03:03 PM
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.
08/12/14 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Journalist and scientific organizations accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday of attempting to muzzle its independent scientific advisers by directing them to funnel all outside requests for information through agency officials. In a letter Tuesday, groups...
08/12/14 02:54 PM
Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office recently wrote a letter to an out-of-state fracking company that allegedly engaged in the improper solicitation of fracking leases. The Pennsylvania-based Crimson Holdings allegedly tried...
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