Stories in Category "Technology, Engineering & Innovation"

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Remain a Persistent Problem

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Remain a Persistent Problem

In the 1950s, scientists began noting the ability of certain weeds to survive herbicide doses that typically killed similar plants. By 1975, the number of....
Nevada governor outlines $335M deal to draw $1B carmaker

Nevada governor outlines $335M deal to draw $1B carmaker

Nevada plans to offer $335 million in state tax incentives and infrastructure upgrades to an upstart, Chinese investor-backed electric carmaker that want....
Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods

Feds Reconsider Pathway for Genetically Modified Foods

The federal government’s recent approval of genetically modified salmon is raising questions among consumers and scientists about what other biological in....
Renewable Energy Growing in Rural America

Renewable Energy Growing in Rural America

Beyond reduce, reuse and recycle are efforts to bring renewable power into play and chart a new way forward for energy security and a lower carbon footpri....
 Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

Farmer Corn Trade Lawsuits Against Syngenta Reach 2,000

About 2,000 farmers, grain handlers and corn exporters have filed lawsuits against Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta now that a federal judge has ruled....
U.S. farmers enlist old techniques to round-up super weeds

U.S. farmers enlist old techniques to round-up super weeds

The United States faces the greatest battle with resistant weeds, followed by Europe and Australia.
California Explores Alternative Water Sources

California Explores Alternative Water Sources

With temperatures up, precipitation down, and snowpack elusive, four consecutive years of drought have tested California’s mettle.
Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa

Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa

The Oklahoma landscape is dominated by oil pumping jacks and cattle. But in one area of Tulsa, a new type of greenhouse has sprung up. Part new business o....
Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

Drones Create Precision Ag Buzz in Rural America

The forward march of UAV’s, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is creating a buzz in rural America. In fact, early adopters and newcomers alike predict drones ....
How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

Boom and bust cycles are anything but new in some parts of Texas and Oklahoma. And the oil industry--as well as local residents who depend on it--have dev....