Environment

House panel moves to curb food stamps, renew farm subsidies

Apr 18, 2018

A bitterly-divided House panel has approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy

Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK'd by officials

Apr 18, 2018

Federal officials have approved routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid

'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town

Apr 18, 2018

An Alabama mayor says her small town smells like rotting corpses more than two months after New York City's so-called "Poop Train" rolled in for an extended stay

UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups

Apr 18, 2018

A UK coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, tapping into public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans

Toy manufacturer Hasbro announces pilot recycling program

Apr 18, 2018

Rhode Island-based toy manufacturer Hasbro announces pilot toy recycling program

Pearl Jam aims to tap into youth movement with Montana show

Apr 17, 2018

Pearl Jam's brief North American tour this summer will include a stop in tiny Missoula, Montana, the part-time home of bassist Jeff Ament

Senator wants info on EPA chief's multiple email accounts

Apr 17, 2018

The Republican chairman of a Senate committee is pressing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt over his use of multiple government email addresses

Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

Apr 17, 2018

Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma continue battling blazes that have killed two people so far

Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

Apr 17, 2018

Michigan's attorney general says a tugboat dragged its anchor as it passed through the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, causing recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines

Chicago, surfers criticize US Steel spills settlement

Apr 17, 2018

Chicago and some Great Lakes surfers say a federal settlement inadequately punishes U.S. Steel for chemical spills into Lake Michigan

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