The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a draft rule that clarifies the links between smaller bodies of water to larger lakes and rivers, a move that could lead to an expansion of the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction, The Washington Post reports.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge rejected a bid by farm industry groups to block federal and state pollution limits designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by more tightly regulating wastewater treatment, construction along waterways and agricultural runoff.
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola on Friday will sign a five-year agreement to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish groundwater on federal lands.
WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama led Wisconsin high school students in a toast to "the best drink in town" Thursday as she launched a campaign to encourage people to drink more water — something she said was the single best thing Americans could do to improve their health.
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (AP) — Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For decades, this city in California's agricultural heartland relied exclusively on cheap, plentiful groundwater and pumped increasingly larger amounts from an aquifer as its population grew.
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson told a London oil conference this week that innovation and competition in a free market offered the best solutions for tackling climate change, while Ben van Beurden, head of Royal Dutch Shell said government action also is needed, The Wall Street Journal reports.
General Electric announced Wednesday it has formed a new company called Current to handle LED lighting, electric vehicles, solar and energy storage that will be based in Boston and headed by Maryrose Sylvester, The Plain Dealer reports.
A coalition of environment and advocacy groups is pressing North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to act on an “emergency complaint” to force Duke Energy to address climate change by shutting down its coal-fired plants within five years, a move the utility is dismissing as a “stunt,” the Charlotte Business Journal reports.
The Missouri Division of Energy's policy director says the state’s comprehensive energy plan unveiled Wednesday -- which calls for gains in efficiency and renewable energy use -- isn’t “revolutionary” and seeks incremental changes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
A drop in the dollar outweighed rising U.S. crude inventories on Thursday to keep oil prices on track for a sizeable weekly gain. U.S. benchmark crude was up 42 cents to $48.23 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent rose 56 cents to $51.89, Reuters reports.
Adopting a poison pill plan to thwart hostile takeover attempts, Canadian Oil Sands has turned its back on a takeover offer from Suncor Energy that was valued around $5 billion, The New York Times reports.
Former television announcer Tamayo Marukawa has been named Japan’s new environment minister in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet reshuffle, weeks ahead of the global climate talks in Paris, Bloomberg reports.
EPA figures show that methane emissions in the oil and gas industry dropped to 73 million metric tons in 2013, the third straight year of decline, but carbon dioxide emissions are climbing, E&E reports.