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  • Oklahoma business briefs for March 25

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for March 25, 2015

  • Earthquake town hall in Oklahoma City features regulators, industry and plenty of questions

    Paul Monies | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    What to do about the rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma and the possible links to wastewater injection wells from oil and gas activity drew questions Thursday night at a town hall forum in Oklahoma City. Asked to signal their preference by applause, the attendees at Oklahoma City University appeared...

  • Did goose poop cause Grand Lake beach to close? Officials working on lake's water quality

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    VINITA — It began with goose poop. Officials think the droppings left by a flock of geese on a Grand Lake beach last Memorial Day weekend, followed by heavy rain, were initially responsible for the elevated waterborne bacteria levels that caused the area to be closed to swimmers from June 3...

  • Training your Landscape to be Drought Tolerant

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    With watering restrictions and news reports on drought, there is a lot of talk about drought tolerant planting and xeriscape design, which is a win-win for a new landscape. Most plants are drought tolerant, but we don’t treat them that way.

  • Tried and True Native Plants to use in the Garden

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It is always easier to learn from other people’s mistakes—especially in the garden. When planning a native landscape there are thousands of plants that you may not have experience with, so here are a few to try.

  • How to use Native Plants in the Landscape

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It is well known that native plants do better when used in the landscape; they are better adapted to the environment and more tolerant of soils and weather conditions. But how does one effectively incorporate native plants into the landscape?

  • 4 Reasons To Use Native Plants for Landscaping

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Spring is just around the corner so the time to think about gardening is now.

  • Contamination continues to plague Tulsa recycling efforts

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    It’s been a year since the city’s recyclers began asking Tulsa residents to recycle better, but the rate of contamination hasn’t improved. Despite an education campaign and work by city staff to help specific offenders, the rate of trash placed in the blue bins remains steady at about 30...

  • U.S. Senate rejects amendment on lesser prairie chicken

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas that would have removed the lesser prairie chicken from the federal government’s threatened species list. The vote Wednesday on Moran’s amendment was 54-44, short of the 60 votes necessary to add...

  • Oklahoma State University ranked as top Green Power Partner

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — The Environmental Protection Agency has placed Oklahoma State University on the list of the nation’s top Green Power Partners. OSU is listed sixth on the EPA’s top 30 college and university list for green power use and 48th on the national top 100 list of green power purchasers....

  • Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association completes study of methane emissions from production sites

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    An Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association study concluded most estimates of methane emissions from oil and natural gas production sites were overinflated as much as 27 times.

  • Obama administration moves to create methane limits for gas drilling

    FROM STAFF AND, WIRE REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    The Obama administration is taking steps to regulate methane emissions from natural gas wells.

  • Have You Seen This? Ice-cold surfing

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Some surfers in Russia just couldn't stay off the waves, despite below freezing temperatures.

  • GRDA approves $297 million contract for new natural gas unit, raise for CEO

    Paul Monies | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The Grand River Dam Authority has approved a $297 million contract for a new natural gas unit at its generating plant near Chouteau, part of a $450 million upgrade to deal with environmental regulations. The authority’s board approved the contract, which includes $50 million for a 495-megawatt...

  • Methane emissions dropping in Oklahoma, report says

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations are dropping, an industry advocacy group says, despite claims from environmental groups that additional regulation is needed.

  • Oklahoma Energy Resources Board cleans up 14,000th abandoned well site

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board now has cleaned up 14,000 abandoned well sites around the state since 1993.

  • Barbra Streisand blasts Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe's record on climate change

    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Singer Barbra Streisand took to Twitter Tuesday night to attack the Senate’s best-known climate change skeptic, reports The Hill. Streisand slammed Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) for his views on global warming after reading an article published Tuesday in Mother Jones that included comments made...

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe scoffs at U.S.-China agreement on greenhouse gas emissions

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The Republican will take over the Senate environmental committee in January. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Oklahoma senator said China didn’t actually agree to any real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality unveils new online chemical storage map

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Nov 8, 2014

    The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has received many inquiries over the past two years about where potentially hazardous sites were located. A new map on the department’s website shows residents where sites like oil and gas wells, manufacturing plants, cell phone towers with large...

  • Continental forms joint venture with South Korean firm to develop Oklahoma acreage

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Amid a record run of oil production, Continental Resources Inc. on Monday announced a joint venture with a South Korean company to develop some of its Oklahoma acreage. Continental’s deal with S.K. E&S Co. Ltd. is worth about $360 million. Most of that money will be used to fund the Oklahoma...