The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a farm bill Tuesday and the House Agriculture Committee considers its version Wednesday. A look at some similarities and differences between the Senate and House versions of the legislation:
The Obama administration should do more to make federal climate change information available to communities coping with higher tides, strong storms and other problems caused by warmer temperatures, government auditors say.
The Government Accountability Office called on President Barack Obama to tap a single office to get climate change data into the hands of local infrastructure planners. The information exists in "an uncoordinated confederation of networks and institutions" that is not readily available to communities, it found.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) — It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
President Barack Obama pledged in his State of the Union Address that if Congress did not act to confront climate change, he would. Months into his second term, neither side is taking the lead despite renewed warnings that time is running out to stave off the worst impacts.
There is a sports analogy that describes their wait-and-see approach. It's called passing the ball around.
Atmospheric carbon hit the symbolic 400 parts per million level with little reaction from lawmakers, who have shown scant interest in bills to prompt carbon emissions cuts. Meanwhile, Obama's own climate agenda remains at best a work in progress as the White House deals with other issues.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After another dry winter across much of the West, fire officials are poised for a tough wildfire season that will be even more challenging because federal budget cuts mean fewer firefighters on the ground, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.