Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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You may have seen some unusual billboards around the state this week – that ask “What the LWCF?”
The liberal environmentalists who tried and failed to get voter-approved tighter restrictions on drilling setbacks in Colorado aren’t giving up.
The earthquakes of Oklahoma and their connection to wastewater disposal wells apparently have gotten the attention of investigators who are now focusing on the Permian Basin of West Texas.
For more than a year, federal officials have been pushing for the completion of drought contingency plans by the seven states that share the Colorado River.
The Pentagon is also looking at living camouflage, self-healing paint, and a variety of other applications of engineered organisms, but the basic science remains a challenge.
One morning after the next, semi-trailer trucks get off Interstate 70 near Colby in west-central Kansas.
Just because Scott Pruitt is no longer the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t mean he’s clear of those ethics allegations that led to his resignation months ago.
It’s one thing to hear rumors that major chemical companies knew their products were harming people for decades. It’s another to see physical proof.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Waters of the United States rule, the one introduced by the Obama administration and immediately drew the ire of farm groups nationally, now has the support of those groups.
Environmentalists and Obama-era administration supporters don’t like it, but the Trump administration’s EPA is out with a newly-revised Waters of the U.S. Act.
New Guide Separates Hydroponic (Soil-less) “Organic” Produce From the Real McCoy
Another small earthquake has been reported in southern Oklahoma while two more occurred over the weekend in the northern part of the state.
Can capturing power plant emissions help it get there? The ambitious goal revives debate over the viability of capturing carbon emissions before they hit the atmosphere
Shelby McClelland and Nycole Echeverria had just gotten off the plane from Denver to Katowice, Poland. The two Colorado State University graduate students had flown 16 hours to attend the annual United Nations climate pow-wow known as the Conference of Parties, or COP.
The Trump administration is set to reduce the number of federally regulated waterways protected under the U.S. Clean Water Act in a bid to help the energy and agriculture industries, according to a media report on Friday.
The State Board of Agriculture will consider emergency rules regarding setbacks for poultry feeding operations at their regularly scheduled board meeting at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
An illegal dumping case has the attention of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens to toilet waste after it leaves your bathroom, the answer lies in Lake Mead.
The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed easing Obama-era protections for a bird, the greater sage grouse, to boost oil drilling and mining across Western states, a win for energy companies but a setback for conservationists.
New York City has been dogged for decades by federal and state regulators over the antiquated sewage system that every year releases billions of gallons of untreated wastewater into local waterways, and it recently asked Albany for a 15-month extension on a final plan for reducing those
The UF/ IFAS St. Lucie County Extension is pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Uplands Habitats Module. This FMNP Module is a 40-hour educational program designed to teach students about Florida’s natural systems.
“Clean” coal is a rich vein for American investors to mine, thanks to a lucrative subsidy offered by the U.S. government. For many producers of the fuel, the path to profit leads through a laboratory at the University of North Dakota.
Commissioner Brager Stands by Her Conditions of Approval and Gypsum Resources Submits a Request to Hold the Red Rock Development Agenda Items
Nevada has filed a federal lawsuit seeking a halt a court-ordered shipment of military-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a temporary storage facility near Las Vegas.
The U.S. Interior Department has announced a nearly $283,000 grant for Nevada to track pronghorn antelope.
Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation plans to place seismic sensors to search for oil and gas deposits underneath the east side of Loveland, Colorado, according to a report by The Loveland Herald.
Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s advanced economies are set to rise slightly in 2018, breaking a five-year decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.
Depending on your income, state and national park fees are either a minor annoyance for a great privilege, or a major impediment to enjoying the wilderness that your tax dollars are already paying to preserve.
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South Coast Harbor is a FREE program that helps struggling families to solve problems and meet their personal needs.
The Arkansas River Compact Administration (ARCA) annual meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. CST at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave. in Garden City. The meeting agenda is posted on ARCA’s website at www.co-ks-arkansasrivercompactadmin.org.
The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with Kansas and other states, reversing a lower court ruling that had upheld an Obama-era restriction on private property, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Federal regulators have knocked the wind out of another renewable energy project planned for the desert west of Searchlight.
‘I don’t think I’ve seen anything like it,’ seismologist says
Drivers have hit and killed 34 bears on Nevada roads so far this year, marking the second-deadliest year for bears on record, according to state data.
The National Park Service expects to spend about $25 million to move marinas and extend boat launch ramps if Lake Mead continues to shrink in the coming years, according to a new low-water plan released Thursday.
Farmers and ranchers interested in funding to help with the cost of implementing conservation practices in 2019 that provide environmental benefits have until Dec. 21, 2018, to apply.
Rain showers again in the forecast for the South Oregon Coast today. Highs a little cooler, in the mid 50s and overnight lows in the mid to low 40s.
Everyone is welcome at this program sponsored by The Friends of Coos Bay Public Library. No admission is charged and refreshments will be provided. Please call 269-1101 for further information about this program. The library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue in Coos Bay.
Fox News Channel likes to say it is “fair and balanced” but emails discovered through a Freedom of Information Act request show its interview of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last year was obviously slanted.
Scientists have come up with a way of fighting global warming: use chemicals to blot out the sun.
After a three-year battle to keep their underground job site from flooding, the construction crew at Lake Mead is ready to let the water win.
Climate change researcher Matt Lachniet explains the impacts of hotter temperatures.
The newest government climate change study, the one downplayed by President Trump, contends Oklahoma will feel the impact of change with an increase in temperatures in the next few decades.
CU Boulder scientist warns: Climate change is going to make Colorado’s transportation woes that much worse
Professor Paul Chinowsky contributed to the latest national climate assessment: “There is a certain amount of a fear factor that has to come in.”
Kansans can expect rising temperatures and more extreme flooding in the future, according to the latest National Climate Assessment.
The money’s good but not everyone is excited about the spread of oil and gas exploration in southwest Texas. Some are angry about the increased traffic at the edge of the Permian Basin where rigs dot the landscape with bright lights at night.
Future generations will ‘interact with natural systems in ways that are very different than today.’
A federal helicopter roundup of wild horses in eastern Nevada that will begin Monday is one of many that have drawn criticism in recent years by lawmakers who advocate for other means to reduce the number of the iconic animals on public lands in the West.
Two Monday morning earthquakes in southern Oklahoma are a puzzle to the oil and gas workers at the State Corporation Commission. Plus, continued quakes around the Bridge Creek Community have them scrambling as they continued to get complaints from area residents.