STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 11:03 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Oil Changing Albedo
Several individuals have inquired in recent weeks asking if the oil in the Gulf of Mexico will impact the weather or hurricane development. More specifically will the oil change the albedo (amount of... Posted on 6/16/10 at 5:49 AM
The only meaningful response to this man-made disaster is a man-made energy bill that finally would put in place an American clean-energy infrastructure that would set our country on a real, long-term path to ending our addiction to oil.
NEW ORLEANS — The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be headed out to sea Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Plans to sell 91,000 acres of oil and gas leases in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota were put on hold Thursday until federal land managers study how oilfield activities contribute to climate change.
BISMARCK – Booming oil activity in western North Dakota in recent years has boosted the state’s economy. But it might be to blame for the introduction of an invasive weed that can poison livestock and wildlife.
Blake Nicholson, Associated Press Writer
January 11, 2010
Oil prices jumped above $79 a barrel to a 2009 high today before falling back as investors looked to the corporate earnings of big U.S. retailers this week for signs consumers may be regaining confidence.
A record 381 oil wells were drilled in North Dakota in the past year and more are expected this year, the state mineral resources director told oil representatives Thursday.
Lynn Helms gave his report to about 250 people at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
September 04, 2009
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