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  • Legal Counsel: Adjusting for wind — regulators extend term for eagle take permits

    By LeAnne Burnett, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    LeAnne Burnett: Wind industry, environmentalists monitoring rules closely.

  • Putting a cap on water loss

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Devon Energy pilot program covers water pits to reduce evaporation

  • Oklahoma taking applications for drought grants

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin announces Oklahoma is taking applications for $1.5 million in drought grants.

  • Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

    By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it’s happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan...

  • Environmental group calls Inhofe a top 'dirty denier'

    By RANDY KREHBIEL - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has been labeled a “top-ranking ‘Dirty Denier’ ” by one of the world’s most influential environmental groups. The Natural Resources Defense Council was to announce Friday that it considers Inhofe the most egregious of the 20 “Dirty Deniers” named by the organization this...

  • 100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

    Lindsey Peterson, KSL | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    A new study concludes that 100,000 elephants have been poached from 2010-12.

  • BrightSource solar plant sets birds on fire as they fly overhead

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the concentrated beams of solar energy focused upward by the plant's 300,000 mirrors — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair, reports CBC Canada...

  • Oklahoma oil company achieves production milestone

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. reached a production milestone in May, when it produced 1 million barrels of oil equivalent in a month for the first time.

  • Report: Diesel still used in hydraulic fracturing in dozen states

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Environmental Integrity Project claims companies in 12 states illegally used diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing operations on more than 350 wells, an accusation denied by the industry.

  • KOCO: Oklahoma farmer claims electrical line issue prevents him from selling organic

    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    A farmer near Cromwell claims he has lost his ability to classify his products as organic after herbicide was sprayed on trees and other plants located beneath electricity lines, KOCO reports. Don McGehee, owner of D&H Farms, said he signed an easement two years ago with Canadian Valley...

  • National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is building Photo Ark to save the animals

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Ponca City native Joel Sartore recently returned to Oklahoma to take portraits of creatures at the Oklahoma City Zoo, Tulsa Zoo, University of Tulsa, WildCare sanctuary in Noble and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton as part of his ongoing mission to photograph every captive species in...

  • U.S. Supreme Court accepts maximum limit period for filing pollution lawsuits

    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    GableGotwals’ Dean Couch discusses recent high court case involving environmental damages and when lawsuits against polluters must be filed.

  • Oklahomans can learn about stream ecology, pollution prevention in Conservation Commission's Blue Thumb program

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    The Blue Thumb Water Quality Education training teaches volunteers to safeguard Oklahoma streams, rivers and wetlands from pollution. It is free to the public.

  • 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...