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  • Northeast berry farms fight late-season fruit fly

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business. The tiny spotted wing drosophila (droh-SAHF'-uh-luh) arrived in the U.S. from...

  • Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing

    As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology.

  • Coal group: No doubts about McConnell's support

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A trade group representing Kentucky's coal industry defended Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday after a published report said his wife is a board member of an organization that has spent $50 million to close coal-fired power plants. Yahoo News reported that Elaine...

  • Groups sue to stop salvage logging from 2013 fire

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has proposed logging on Southern Oregon forests swept by wildfire last year, and environmental groups have gone to court to block the plans, alleging 24 northern spotted owls are at risk. The timber would come from the area of one of the biggest...

  • California spends big on housing, little on energy

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data. Per-capita spending on housing and utilities totaled $8,650 in 2012, which is sixth-highest in the country and well above the national...

  • This one video shows the shocking extent of California's current drought in just a matter of seconds

    Watch California's drought unfold in less than 10 seconds.

  • Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time. The U.S....

  • Emanuel wants action on oil train risks in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is emphasizing the dangers of moving crude oil and other hazardous materials through Chicago's rail network, saying hundreds of schools, parks and playgrounds are within a half mile of the tracks. Emanuel spoke Friday at a panel discussion that included...

  • Why the U.S. could be the big winner of Mexico's energy reforms

    Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.

  • Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on...

  • EPA cleans up Tamarack City Stamp Mill site

    HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A $120,000 asbestos cleanup at the abandoned Tamarack City Stamp Mill in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is wrapping up. The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton reports ( http://bit.ly/1lEpdbU ) that the two-week project will leave the Tamarack City neighborhood safer. It also...

  • On drilling, Colorado towns get split legal news

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado cities trying to set local rules for oil and gas drilling got mixed legal messages Thursday. In Longmont, city officials learned that state regulators, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, would drop a lawsuit challenging the city's local drilling...

  • Dredging of Rockport area bayou ahead of schedule

    ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — A nearly $10 million project to dredge a South Texas bayou is ahead of schedule. The contractor said the work on Cedar Bayou near Rockport is about 75 percent finished, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported (http://bit.ly/X48Pfl ). The channel could be flowing by...

  • FERC commissioner John Norris resigns from energy regulator

    The Democrat will leave the five-member board Aug. 20 to take a job with the Agriculture Department in Rome.

  • Why environmentalists and unions are spending big in Michigan

    They're dropping $2.1 million for a voter turnout operation aimed at lifting Democratic Rep. Gary Peters to the Senate.



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