‘Polar vortex’ sends Midwest subzero temps
The whirlpool of frigid, arctic air known as a “polar vortex” swept through the nation’s midsection Monday, pushing temperatures across the region well below zero. FULL STORY »
Research helps shrink dairy’s carbon footprint
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working to help dairy farms reduce their greenhouse gas emissions though studies looking at what animals eat, how their waste is handled and the effects on soil, water and air. FULL STORY »
Will OSHA delay its surprise N.Y. dairy inspections?
A group of seven House members from upstate New York, representing more than 90 percent of the state’s dairy farms, have asked the federal government to delay plans for surprise inspections of the state’s dairies. FULL STORY »
No break in drought this winter
The weekly “Drought Monitor” report showed few changes this week to the drought across the nation, and this trend will likely continue across much of the western half of the United States. FULL STORY »
Another strike against California’s $68B bullet train?
California’s efforts to build a high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco hit yet another setback. But that may not even be enough to strike-out this Goliath project. FULL STORY »