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  • Regulators probe acid spill in Kingfisher County

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is investigating a spill that released nearly 500 barrels of hydrochloric acid into a Kingfisher County alfalfa field.

  • Chevy Volt top safety pick says insurance group

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The Volt was named "Top Safety Pick Plus" Wednesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, because besides earning an "acceptable" rating in an actual crash test, the hybrid electric vehicle also has an optional forward collision warning system, CNN Money reports. It was the only car out...

  • Sen. Inhofe blocks vote on resolution acknowledging climate change is a problem

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Inhofe, R-Ok., Monday night blocked a vote on a Democratic resolution that would have expressed the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and will continue to pose an ongoing risk, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Inhofe's record as  a...

  • Film of oil on open salt water tank kills birds, Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Several dead birds found in uncovered salt water tank in northwest Oklahoma.

  • Owls found dead, coated in liquid in Oklahoma oil field

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    FAIRVIEW — Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating an oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead. A local newspaper reports that one of the two rescue owls has died. A couple in Fairview had been rehabilitating the owls...

  • Study: Earth in the midst of sixth mass extinction

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The loss and decline of animals around the world — caused by habitat loss and global climate disruption — mean we're in the midst of a sixth "mass extinction" of life on Earth, according to several studies out Thursday in the journal Science, USA Today reports . One study found that although...

  • UK Supermarket To Power Itself With Food Waste

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Where does all the leftover food go when the grocery store closes at the end of the day? Maybe it's repurposed somehow or thrown out , but what if it could help a supermarket become energy independent? A Sainsbury's supermarket in the United Kingdom will soon power itself with leftover food...

  • The Most Water-Consuming States Are The Ones In Drought

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    As the drought in the western United States drags on, communities have considered rules for residents' water use, and California imposed statewide restrictions last week, Huffington Post reports. A national survey on water use in the U.S. showed that residents in states that get...

  • U.S. leads in number of people who think climate change is no big deal

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. leads the world in number of people who think climate change is no big deal, the Washington Post reports. This comes after the 2014 National Climate Assessment stated that climate change is happening now, and that the primary driver is “unequivocally” human emissions.

  • What kind of laws are you supposed to pass to convince 38 million people to conserve water during a drought? - The Washington Post

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    As California continues to face the driest period in its history, lawmakers are grappling with the best way to encourage water conservation in a state of 38 million people, the Washington Post reports. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill barring homeowner’s associations from enforcing...

  • BP Oil Spill Caused Sickness In Fish, Researchers Find

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    ORLANDO, Fla., July 9 (Reuters) - Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition. "We matched up the oil in the livers and flesh with...

  • University of Oklahoma researchers enhance heating, air condition systems' efficiency

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    OU researcher Li Song has developed a low-cost method to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

  • Elephant rescued after 50 years of abuse

    Lindsey Peterson, KSL | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    An elephant is rescued in India after being held captive for 50 years while enduring abuse.

  • Oklahoma City composting business helps apartment dwellers go green

    BY CATHERINE SWEENEY, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Fertile Ground Cooperative in Oklahoma City offers composting services to those who don’t have a yard.

  • Devon Energy joins water research effort with five other oil companies in Canada

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. and five other companies active in Canada’s oil sands are teaming up to build a water research facility.

  • 9 Brilliant Ads That Fight Animal Cruelty

    Published: Sun, Jun 22, 2014

    Getting the message out about ending animal cruelty is essential, Take Part reports. But depending on the methods, viewers can either become engaged or get turned off. Some advocacy groups resort to shocking tactics to get their point across, but there are also organizations that run campaigns...

  • Humans Have Been Messing With China's Yellow River for 3,000 Years

    Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    In China, people sometimes refer to the Yellow River as the River of Sorrow or the Scourge of the Sons of Han. The river is Asia's second-longest and is infamous for its unpredictable and oftentimes devastating floods. However, scholars also believe that it was the birthplace of Chinese...

  • Florida panther population continues growth

    Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists provided an update at the agency’s June Commission meeting in Fort Myers regarding Florida panther research and conservation programs.

  • Geese blamed for high bacteria at Grand Lake

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    BERNICE — Officials say geese are the suspected culprits in the elevated levels of E.coli that’s shut down a swimming area of Grand Lake State Park in northeastern Oklahoma. The Grand River Dam Authority says testing shows that the high levels of bacteria found at the Grand Lake State Park...

  • Say Hello to a Horned Dinosaur With 'Wings' on Its Head - NBC News

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    The latest name in dinosaurs is Mercuriceratops gemini — a bizarre horned dinosaur that had a frill so wide it looked the wings on the Greek god Mercury's helmet, NBC News reports. At least that's what the scientists who named the beast thought. That's how they came up with the genus name, which...