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  • Why opponents don't like the EPA's climate-change math

    The "social cost of carbon" has sparked criticism from the Right because they say it inflates the perceived benefits from regulating greenhouse gases.

  • Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November. The measure marks the largest investment in decades in the state's water infrastructure and is designed to build...

  • Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money that BP PLC and other defendants will pay in Clean Water Act fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010. The rules released Wednesday formally set up a trust fund for money that state and...

  • Group challenges immunity for pesticide sprayers

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A group of people whose families, homes and pets came under a cloud of herbicides meant for neighboring timberlands is challenging the constitutionality of the Oregon Right to Farm and Forest Act. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Curry County Circuit Court in Gold Beach...

  • Brazil's biggest city faces rationing amid drought

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's biggest city is running out of water and options. The worst drought to hit the Sao Paulo region in 84 years is forcing local authorities for the second time in a year to put water pumps below the gates of the main reservoir, where the level has dropped sharply, so...

  • Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region. The proposal, made the by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, effectively would bar...

  • Appeals court OKs permits for Upper Peninsula mine

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a decision by state regulators to allow construction of a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula backwoods, the latest development in a 12-year legal and political struggle. A three-judge panel ruled...

  • Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. Critics say more study is needed on the effects of...

  • Crews make progress on Cross Winds Energy Park

    AKRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Crews are making progress on construction of a wind power project in Michigan that will expand Consumers Energy's renewable energy options. Dennis Marvin, communications director for the utility, tells MLive.com (http://bit.ly/1sBTMXd ) that work on the Cross Winds...

  • ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case

    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.

  • Dakotas producing good-size soybean, wheat crops

    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...

  • Global oil supply rises in face of Russian sanctions, Middle East crisis

    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.

  • Tony the Tiger and the Keebler elves are fighting climate change

    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. 

  • Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

    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...

  • BWI parking lots flooded in record rainfall

    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...



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