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Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow […]

08/13/2014

File-This Nov. 8, 2013, file photo shows a worker tending to operations at the entrance of the Allenco Energy Co. in Los Angeles. ( AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Urban oil field near USC to pay $99,000 settlement with EPA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An urban oil field blamed for causing chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a neighborhood near USC agreed to pay a $99,000 penalty for violations of federal environmental laws, the U.S. […]

07/30/2014

Stephen Wing, of Atlanta, left, holds a flag protesting nuclear power during a rally in favor of tougher pollution restrictions outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Utility and coal companies are expected to argue Tuesday against proposals from the Obama administration that would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels. The EPA is holding three public hearings on the proposal in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

  DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The […]

07/29/2014

In this Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, television personality Kim Kardashian poses for photographers at the red carpet during the 40th anniversary of Cosmopolitan magazine in Spanish in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account […]

07/22/2014

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. Two of the power plants on the Navajo Nation, the Navajo Generating Station in Page and the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington, N.M., are among the country's top emitters of carbon dioxide, releasing 17.8 million short tons and 12.9 million short tons in 2013, respectively. Both have plans to shutter some of the generating units, which will cut down on carbon dioxide emissions that are blamed for heating the planet. The U.S. administration on Monday, June 2, 2014, unveiled its plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Carbon standards for Indian reservation plants delayed

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two of the Southwest’s largest coal-fired power plants straddle the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico, one within clear view of the other. But one of them didn’t factor into […]

06/03/2014

In this July 1, 2013, file photo smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to […]

06/01/2014

Santa Monica

EPA gives Santa Monica $60,000 to reduce water pollution

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The city of Santa Monica will receive $60,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a stormwater diversion system designed to reduce runoff, protect water quality and replace potable water used […]

05/01/2014

In this Feb. 11, 2014 photo, steam rises from the stacks of Basin Electric's Laramie River Station coal-fired power plant near Wheatland, Wyo.  The House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced a joint resolution Monday, Feb. 24, that would call on Congress to require the Environmental Protection Agency to respect the state's primacy in setting guidelines to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. (AP Photo/The Casper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)

Wyoming top in CO2 per person amid new regulations

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn’t smoggy California or bustling New York, but a place famous for its big, clear skies: Wyoming. But regulating greenhouse […]

02/27/2014

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court will review EPA global warming rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The […]

10/15/2013

Arsenic in water at Thermal mobile home park

THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a high level of arsenic has been found in the water at a Riverside County mobile home park. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports sampling at D&D Mobile Home Park […]

09/12/2013

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