Join the Oxbow Eco-Center for “What Goes Around, Comes Around: Where Water and Health Meet” on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Community Center.
Environment Category Archive
A program that has brought more than $100 million to Nevada parks and other outdoor destinations over the years comes up for permanent reauthorization in the U.S. House next week.
Democrats now in charge of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee aren’t letting up in their environmental claims and charges against the Trump Administration.
Will Toor, head of the Colorado Energy Office, on climate change and the economic future of coal towns
The new energy chief will play a key role in implementing the governor’s challenging renewable energy plan
A winter storm swept across much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast on Wednesday, hampering air travel and prompting officials to close federal offices in Washington and several large public school systems.
A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the State Board of Agriculture voted on a rule that will include setbacks for new or expanding construction of poultry barns.
David Wallace-Wells is taking his climate change fear mongering to a new level.
Environmentalists are taking over this faded mining town 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, but many locals don’t seem to mind.
Dry conditions are sneaking into western Oklahoma again as the latest Drought Monitor report shows a slip in the amount of the state that has no drought.
The Environmental Protection Agency reported the lowest number of penalties in 2018 in more than a decade. The agency confirmed it had assessed lower penalties for violations of pollution laws.
DuPont-spinoff Chemours is sending industrial waste from the Netherlands to North Carolina.
The horticulture title of the new farm bill contains a section that legalizes industrial hemp production as an agricultural commodity.
Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website.
Local community events happening soon!
The floor of Death Valley won’t be carpeted with flowers, but other parts of the Mojave Desert could be in for a colorful spring.
Throughout eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas, trained and dedicated individuals monitor the skies
It’s morning. You pull out your favorite box of cereal and pour it into a bowl. Then you go to your fridge to grab the milk, only to find that the jug is practically empty.
Nevada has gone to court again to block shipments of highly radioactive plutonium into the state pending its appeal of an earlier court ruling that denied a similar request.
Remember the 2015 Animas River spill? And all the Cold War nuclear testing?
The Trump administration has persuaded a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its recent decision ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, which critics say can harm children and farmers.
More than 10 million Texans are drinking water contaminated with atrazine, a toxic herbicide with gender bender effects
Atrazine is the most common pesticide found in drinking water and surface water.
For electric-car drivers looking to emit less pollution as the drive, 2019 could be a banner year according to the online site, Green Car Reports.
The Oklahoma Water Resources Board has put out a call for groups and towns that might want help in funding wastewater projects and those for pollution control.
Paul François, a farmer from France’s rural Charente region, is seeking more than €1 million in damages from Monsanto, arguing that use of the company’s Lasso weed killer has left him disabled.
The Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Thurs., Feb. 7, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time in Longworth 1324 on climate change and ocean health. A full witness list is available below.
Students to build sustainable home of healing for military veterans for U.S. Department of Energy contest; UNLV competed in 2013 and 2017.
San Diego County has agreed to pay nearly $700,000 for a pipeline rupture that dumped raw sewage into a San Diego River tributary.
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to take over permanently as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Nevada legislative session begins today, and conservation groups are asking lawmakers to create a state-level Office of Outdoor Recreation to protect public lands
Newly-elected Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly proclaimed Feb. 4-8, 2019 as Wildfire Awareness Week.
Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin will have a front-row seat this week as Democrats in the House Energy and Commerce Committee hold their first hearing on global warming.
MINNESOTA POLICE HAVE spent 18 months preparing for a major standoff over Enbridge Line 3, a tar sands oil pipeline that has yet to receive the green light to build in the state.
Federal regulators are still threatening to intervene in an emergency Colorado River drought agreement that looked complete on Thursday but was declared unfinished Friday by a top water official.
Opinions differ on whether the half ton of weapons-grade plutonium secretly shipped by the U.S. government to the Nevada National Security Site could impact residents’ health and the environment.
The 2015 master plan for future water use still lacks the $100 million annually it will need for implementation
A federal judge on Thursday denied a request by Nevada officials for a temporary restraining order against the federal government in hopes of preventing more plutonium from being shipped into the state.
Weapons-grade plutonium was sent to a federal facility north of Las Vegas from South Carolina in November, before the Silver State filed a federal lawsuit to stop the shipment of the bomb-making material
Oklahoma ranks 10th highest in the U.S. when it comes to the economic impact of climate change, according to a new analysis released by the Brookings Institution. The study suggested states that voted heavy Republican in 2018 will be hurt the hardest.
Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is part of a Republican-led effort in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to reintroduce a Wildlife Innovation Act. The act is meant to promote wildlife conservation, help in the management of invasive species and help protect endangered species.
The Governor of New Mexico has signed an order directing New Mexico to join a national coalition of states wanting to fight climate change. It’s seen as an effort by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to shift New Mexico to a renewable energy economy.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reports good news about preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species.
The Gila River Indian Community could pull out of the plan in light of a new bill threatening to undermine its water rights.
A federal judge has dismissed claims against a Nevada Indian tribal government over a disputed horse roundup in Washoe County.
The community of Nash in northern Oklahoma is under a boil order issued by the State Department of Environmental Quality.
Those Waste Management garbage trucks you see on the streets of cities in Oklahoma are part of a company that has earned an “A” grade from the environmental non-profit CDP.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued $72 million in civil penalties to polluters last year, the lowest level in at least two decades when adjusted for inflation, according to an analysis of agency data.
A pair of U.S. congressmen from Florida are making a renewed bipartisan push for carbon tax legislation that failed to gain traction in 2018