Monsanto’s signature herbicide glyphosate, first marketed as “Roundup,” is now the most widely and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the U.S. and globally, according to a report published today.
In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Jan. 25 upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on Jan. 15 that the Interior Department will launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate potential reforms to the federal coal program to ensure it provides a :fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs."
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided it will no longer support the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall.
Officials announced late last week that this season’s ultralight-guided flights to the birds’ wintering home will be the last.
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan over the weekend and ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts in the county where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.
A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.
Oklahoma residents are imploring leaders to stop the dramatic increase in earthquakes caused by wastewater injection wells from fracking operations.