Stories in Category "Environment & Sustainability"

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

Idaho Burns While Congress Eyes Changes to Wildfire Funding

Fighting steep terrain, strong winds and rising temperatures, fire managers installed a fire line to save further properties from encroaching flames.
Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions ....
Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

Some in Congress Define New WOTUS Rule as Government Overreach

A few members of the U.S. Senate joined some of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives claiming new rules defining waters of the U.S. were....
Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

Western drought takes centerstage in Senate hearing

Western Drought took center stage this week at a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the opposite coast, where 57 percent of the region is experiencing moderat....
Water policy awashes rural America

Water policy awashes rural America

The final rule released Wednesday clarifies previous exemptions and exclusions in the Clean Water Act as part of the Waters of the United States policy. ....
EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

EPA Proposes Drastic Cuts to Biofuels Production

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed drastic cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard
President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to glob....
Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

One of the states that has benefited the most from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is joining a lawsuit against the federal government over a new feder....
Is a Booming Oil Industry Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma?

Is a Booming Oil Industry Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma?

With advancements in fracking technology, the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma helped the sooner state out of the Great Recession. But some believe those ....
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....