WASHINGTON – It was the battle of the experts at a Cato Institute forum: The Trump administration’s promise of a government-neutral energy policy will give an overdue boost to fossil fuel production, one energy expert said. But another responded that regulations...
WASHINGTON – It was the battle of the experts at a Cato Institute forum: The Trump administration’s promise of a government-neutral energy policy will give an overdue boost to fossil fuel production, one energy expert said. But another responded that regulations...read more
Supporters crowded the zoo Tuesday to say good-bye to Bao Bao, a panda cub headed home to China after four years as the big celebrity at the National Zoo.
Supporters crowded the zoo Tuesday to say good-bye to Bao Bao, a panda cub headed home to China after four years as the big celebrity at the National Zoo.read more
The National Park Service has been struggling for years with a lack of staff and a $12 billion maintenance backlog. Now, President Trump’s 90-day hiring freeze may lead to more setbacks.
The National Park Service has been struggling for years with a lack of staff and a $12 billion maintenance backlog. Now, President Trump’s 90-day hiring freeze may lead to more setbacks.read more
Protesters outside the White House Tuesday night rallied against President Donald Trump’s order to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built.read more
The new policy, which Ernest Moniz says was in the works before Donald Trump won the presidency, says scientists ‘are free and encouraged to share their scientific findings and views.’read more
WASHINGTON— Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to sidestep congressional Republicans who are blocking increased funding for the National Park Service and use his executive authority to expand the national park system. Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, Dina...read more
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the price of milk in June was about $15 per 100 pounds, or cwt — more than a 40 percent drop from 2014 milk prices. Meanwhile, the USDA estimated milk production costs were about $22 dollars per cwt.
Former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Darrel Aubertine said many small family farms now face a difficult decision: sell the family dairy farm to larger dairy farms, borrow money from banks, or diversify their operations into other types of agriculture, such as growing crops.
Farmers are waging a war against a weed commonly known as pigweed. Called amaranth by chemical companies who develop the herbicides to fight it, pigweed a leafy green weed that can grow up to six feet tall, is invading soybean fields throughout the southern United States. The only weapons against the weed are either costly, like hand-harvesting it, or illegal, like spraying soybean crops with Dicamba, says American Farm Bureau Federation Communications Officer Andrew Walmsley.
WASHINGTON--Seth Squires is a second-generation dairy farmer in upstate New York. At 18, he is part of a new trend in farming: second and third generation Millenials who are choosing to continue their family’s tradition of farming -- with anything but traditional...
Agricultural scientists are encouraging farmers to put down the plow and take up no-till farming in order to decrease the effects of carbon dioxide emissions on U.S. farms. But with no-till’s dependence on herbicides, can it really combat climate change without killing farmers and people in neighboring farms.
One easy way to combat the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on farms and farmers is growing perennials. Old ways of farming perennials combined with new perennials are offering farmers solutions to droughts and flooding.
Hundreds of parents and kids from across the nation gathered near Capitol Hill Wednesday, urging Congress to take action on climate change.
New York Rep. Paul Tonko and New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone made surprising statements at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Thursday. They talked about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, even though the hearing was part of a five-hearing series on nuclear energy as they thought limited time could be better spent discussing water security.
Rep. Joe Barton warned Wednesday that the 50-year-old Big Brown Power Plant near Fairfield and similar coal-fired power plants, could close within the next year or so due to strict new clean air rules. When that happens, he said, almost 500 Texans will lose their jobs.
Thirty million. That’s the number of Bangladeshi people who face potential displacement by the end of the century due to climate change. A new UN-funded documentary highlights the plight of these people who live at “ground zero” for climate change.