U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today participated in a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Field Hearing in Glenwood, Iowa. The hearing focused on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ river management following devastating flooding throughout the region and in northeast Kansas.
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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.
The U.S. Energy Department is asking a federal judge in Reno to dismiss the state’s lawsuit challenging plutonium shipments to Nevada, adding that the material at the storage site north of Las Vegas does not threaten public safety.
A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.
Earth Day will be observed Saturday in Tulsa with ceremonies at the Guthrie Green, an internationally recognized urban park.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West.
A new report on America’s most endangered rivers does not include any in Oklahoma but it contends climate change is the top threat to the rivers and water supplies.
Fourteen states, including New York and California, and the District of Columbia said the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to replace an Obama-era water regulation would end federal protection for half of wetlands
Jeremy Murtaugh worked for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as an air quality inspector for 12 years. “As goofy as it sounds, all I ever wanted to be was a regulator,” the 43-year-old father of two says.
Air quality continues to decline on our watchdog agencies’ watch. Will new laws and the Polis administration improve the situation?
Environmental groups have dropped their opposition to a bill they had originally blasted as a way for the state to green-light a controversial plan to pipe water from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas
Not even the fastest bird on Earth can outrun mercury contamination.
Dozens of rare relict leopard frogs have been set free in their new habitat at the Springs Preserve.
With No Soil to Certify, They Can Contaminate the Earth and Sell Fauxganic Produce to Unsuspecting Consumers
The Environmental Defend Fund claims methane gas emissions are increasing in New Mexico because of the rapid growth of its oi land gas production in the Permian Basin located in the southeast part of the state.
A public meeting will be held April 16 regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site in Bristow, Oklahoma.
Scientists are exploring the origins of chronic wasting disease before it becomes truly catastrophic
The 13th annual Water Appreciation Day in Oklahoma will be held next week.
There was an about 65 percent chance of weak El Niño conditions continuing through the northern hemisphere summer 2019, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
Conservation groups are drumming up support for bills that address renewable energy and protection for wildlife habitat.
Yucca Mountain advocates pushed Tuesday to get a House spending panel to double a White House proposal for federal funds to jump start licensing hearings for the proposed nuclear waste storage site in Nevada over strong objections from the state.
A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.
Environmental groups aren’t as easily convinced as administrators of the EPA are about improvements of Oklahoma’s Tar Creek Superfund Site.
Wild horses and burros — iconic symbols of the American frontier — have become a priority for lawmakers and federal agencies grappling to balance the health of public land and herds of wild animals that populate Western states.
South Carolina says Nevada’s demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked between the two states last year contradicts its claim that moving the radioactive material is dangerous.
UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension is working in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Division of Plant Industry (DPI) to once again offer a program for residents who have dooryard citrus trees and would like to help employ this control method for huanglongbing (HLB).
The Oklahoma Energy Relations Board is observing its 25th anniversary this year of restoring Oklahoma’s land.
St. Lucie County’s Sea Turtle Nesting Committee wants to remind visitors and residents to not create hazards and road blocks along the beaches during nesting season.
Smithsonian’s deepwater Oculina Banks ecosystem exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium recently received a facelift and some new residents.
After 12-weeks of training, 19 new UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Master Gardener Volunteers graduated on March 26.
Nevada soon could become the 13th state to establish a state Division of Outdoor Recreation
Whether you support or don’t support the Green New Deal, those who want to do more to protect the environment have different plans.
April 1 was April Fool’s day but Mother Nature wasn’t fooling around when she unleashed another earthquake in Oklahoma.
Precious water is vanishing into thin air at the Colorado River’s two largest reservoirs, and scientists are only now learning the true scale of the problem.
It’s almost ozone season in Southern Nevada, and the Clark County Department of Air Quality is reminding everyone to act accordingly.
Radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait, scientists said on Wednesday.
Mojave Max — the most famous tortoise in Southern Nevada — decided Saturday that he’s done sleeping for the winter.
This year could present one of the most challenging wildfire seasons in Southern Nevada in the last decade thanks to a wet spring, a Clark County fire official said.
New Mexico’s getting federal money to continue cleanup of a Superfund site on main street in the city of Roswell. And the site has nothing to do with UFO’s. Roswell is a city known for UFO claims dating back to the late 1940s.
A plan that outlines how seven states will deal with declining flows in a major river in the U.S. West is getting its first hearing in Congress.
Four the past four months, St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources Department has been partnering with Bok Towers Gardens to host monthly volunteer restoration events that will help ensure the survival of a very rare endangered plant species. The last workday for this season will be held Friday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
New Mexico’s new “mini-New Green Deal” law is raising some questions about just how effective it will be. Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham signed the Energy Transition Act into law last week.
People are scrambling to find the so-called “super bloom” flowers in the far reaches of Southern California.
Major electric utilities in New Mexico have a deadline to meet a new law requiring them to get 100 percent of their power from carbon emission-free sources by 2045.
Contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency who tried to avoid responsibility for the Gold King Mine Blowout that spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mining waste into rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah have lost their bid with a federal judge.
Throughout the Red River Valley, gas prices continue to fluctuate, leaving civilians questioning where to go in order to get the most bang for their buck when choosing where to park and pump.
The Green New Deal pushed by Democrats is not getting a major endorsement from many of the renewable energy companies in the U.S. Leaders of wind and solar firms think it’s unrealistic and also too politically divisive.
While the initial clamoring reports focused on “mushroom compost” being used by the EPA in its cleanup of the Tar Creek Superfund Site in northeastern Oklahoma, in reality, it was one of three ingredients used by the agency.
U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.
Whoa! How about the $290,000 bill the Army wants to charge an environmental organization to do search for its Freedom of Information Act request?