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  • 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...

  • Which Foods are the Worst for the Environment? - weather.com

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    “We see lakes disappearing, groundwater levels decline. Rivers are empty before they reach the sea, and many rivers are heavily polluted. Those problems relate to the fact that so much water is consumed and polluted for our daily consumer goods, particularly food.” That’s how Arjen Y....

  • Groups call for halt to wastewater disposal in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Environmental groups are asking Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for a one-year moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells linked to the state’s rise in earthquakes.

  • Industry forms around stopping methane leaks

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    An increased focus on reducing oil-field methane emissions has helped the environment, saved oil and natural gas producers money and created a new, thriving industry, according to a report this week from the Environmental Defense Fund and Datu Research.

  • National Groundwater Protection Council praises states' regulations

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    State regulators in the country’s 27 energy producing states have strengthened oversight and rules designed to protect groundwater over the past five years as oil and natural gas production has boomed, according to a report released Wednesday from the Groundwater Protection Council.

  • 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