Environment And Nature

Dakotas sunflower seed competitors settle federal lawsuits

Apr 19, 2018

Federal lawsuits between two sunflower seed competitors in the Dakotas who accused each other of false advertising have been settled out of court

5 indicted in alleged $80 million California recycling fraud

Apr 19, 2018

California has charged five people with defrauding the state's recycling program out of $80 million _ the largest alleged fraud scheme in the program's history

Evidence of an oil spill was obvious, but was it a crime?

Apr 19, 2018

A Texas company that owns an oil pipeline that spilled along the Santa Barbara coast faces a criminal trial three years after the disaster

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

Apr 19, 2018

The Trump administration is moving forward on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Apr 19, 2018

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA

Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

Apr 19, 2018

Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho

Vestas replaces mast ahead of next leg in Volvo Ocean Race

Apr 19, 2018

A joint American-Danish team in the Volvo Ocean Race has replaced its broken mast and is aiming to be shipshape in time for the start of Leg 8 from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, Rhode Island

Oregon officials kill 2 wolves in effort to save cattle

Apr 18, 2018

Oregon wildlife officials shot and killed two wolves from a helicopter, in an attempt to reduce killings of cattle by the predators

Zinke signs order to expand recreational opportunities

Apr 18, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways

House panel moves to curb food stamps, renew farm subsidies

Apr 18, 2018

A bitterly-divided House panel has approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy

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