| Oct 28, 2013
AT THE beginning of the 1980s capital was flooding into the American oil and gas industry. Apache Corporation, an erstwhile conglomerate spanning steel, dude-ranching and car sales, sought to tap into the flow in a novel way. It wrapped a bunch of private...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures.
For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Many people bicycling, walking or running on the Little Traverse Wheelway over Tannery Creek near the Glen’s North Plaza in Petoskey may not have noticed the small stream was ever there.
But thanks to funds from the Great Lakes Restoration...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The city of Yankton received approval Friday for a $12.85 million loan package from the state Board of Water and Natural Resources for a major upgrade to the municipal water system.
Yankton will receive $1 million of loan forgiveness — in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Huron (NRCS) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of 33 Conservation Innovation Grants awarded to entities across the nation to develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate private lands conservation. Grant recipients will...
| Sep 26, 2013
From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 PM
STATEN ISLAND, Calif. — The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically sensitive areas in the country and the source of 30% of Southern California's water. It's also broken.
Those may be the only...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:06 PM
More than thirty years ago the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discussed federal legislation affecting how wildlife is managed in Alaska. On Thursday, they took them up again.
The Alaska National Interest Lands...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:53 PM
No other country in Latin America comes close to Venezuela when it comes to natural resources. Not only does the country have one of the largest oil reserves in the world; it also has iron ore, aluminum and gold.
Venezuela has all the natural...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SIOUX FALLS (AP) - State officials are optimistic that an inspection later this month will show that upgrades and conservation measures are helping fix water quality issues at the John Morrell & Co. meat processing plant in Sioux Falls.
The plant has...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A Tilghman Island commercial fisherman has been charged with witness tampering and intimidation in a federal investigation into alleged poaching of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Michael D. Hayden, Jr., 41,was...