Stories in Category "Environment & Sustainability"

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

Pinneaple Express Brings Much-Needed Moisture to West Coast

One of Mother Nature’s cruelest ironies is a flood in the middle of a drought. But that’s what folks in some parts of California dealt with this week as a....
Turning Food Waste Into More Than Just Compost

Turning Food Waste Into More Than Just Compost

Food waste is more than just the leftovers people toss out; there’s waste in the creation of food as well. Some companies have found ways to reuse and rec....
North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

The proposed $3.78-billion Dakota Access pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota t....
Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this we....
Farmers and Fishermen Work Together to Restore Habitat

Farmers and Fishermen Work Together to Restore Habitat

Farmers and government work together to restore Iowa trout streams
Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed.
Honeybees Endure the Sting of Colony Collapse Disorder

Honeybees Endure the Sting of Colony Collapse Disorder

It’s early spring and nearly 60 people have gathered for the Central Iowa Honey Producers’ annual auction. The sale, with its reconditioned and specially....
Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

Wildfire season off pace, drought limited east of Rockies

One of the driest periods in California history has not resulted in the number of wildfires as experts feared. Nevertheless, parts of the Golden State are....
EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environm....
Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

Oregon Hopes To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

If the mapping goes ahead, Oregon would be the first state to map fields and mandate preventive measures for modified crops. Advocates say Oregon could be....