Iowa utility’s lawsuit takes new stab at old nutrient problems
A potentially precedent-setting lawsuit initiated earlier this month is once again ripping open the debate over how best to stem the flow of nutrients from America's farms and animal operations into the country's rivers and streams.
Enforcement officials up in arms over anti-gun push
A few years back, U.S. EPA enforcement agents tracked a Utah environmental fugitive to a trailer parked at a marina in the Florida Keys.
Senate votes to keep 'Halliburton loophole'; regulation stays with states
The Senate sided with the oil and gas industry yesterday and flatly rejected an effort to repeal a provision environmentalists call the "Halliburton loophole."
3-D printing poised to advance cleaner cars
It's rare that a gleaming, azure legend on wheels fails to turn heads, but at the Detroit auto show earlier this month, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Shelby Cobra faced stiff competition for attention as manufacturers showed off their new concepts. But in this showcase all about the future of the auto industry, the Oak Ridge Cobra, a throwback to 1967, was a harbinger of things to come. The polished paint and chrome belied bodywork that came out of a 3-D printer, making the roadster a victim of its own success.
Senate votes down PTC amendment
A majority of the Senate went on record yesterday against reinstating an expired renewable energy tax credit through the end of the decade.
Tale of 2 penguins: Warming climate won't help picky eaters
Two penguin species are responding differently to rising temperatures in the Antarctic, according to a new study. Gentoo penguin populations have almost tripled in recent years while their habitat partners, chinstrap penguins, struggle to keep up. Adaptive feeding strategies that in the past decreased competition for food between gentoo and chinstrap penguins are now proving problematic for the chinstraps.
Cruz plays to the crowds by going rogue on exports
Some may see failure in the Senate's rejection yesterday of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's proposal to authorize liquefied natural gas exports to more than 150 members of the World Trade Organization. Others say it's all par for the Texan's course as a potential presidential candidate.
Court backs EPA, greens in CAFO privacy lawsuit
A federal judge ruled for U.S. EPA yesterday in a lawsuit filed by agribusinesses angry about the agency providing information on large livestock farms to environmentalists.
Los Angeles tries to kick its addiction to imported water
LOS ANGELES -- This city of nearly 4 million people imports most of its water, bringing in 80 percent of what it consumed last year.