Stories in Category "Environment & Sustainability"

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....
Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding.
Another train derails containing Bakken crude

Another train derails containing Bakken crude

A massive explosion rocked a railroad town this week in West Virginia and once again crude oil from the Bakken is at the center of the incident.
Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

Senate Passes Keystone Construction Bill, Veto Threat Looms

President Obama launched his 2015 legislative agenda this week to a Congress controlled by Republicans for the first time in his tenure.
Career Profile: Weed Scientist | Bob Hatzler

Career Profile: Weed Scientist | Bob Hatzler

Bob Hartzler is a weed scientist who works for the Extension Office at Iowa State University educating the public and students about weeds.
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....