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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - ND: Water

PHOTO: The 64th Legislative Assembly begins Tuesday in Bismarck, and oil and gas issues within the energy industry will be among those high on the docket. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The gavel comes down to open the 2015 North Dakota Legislature Tuesday, and among the issues lawmakers will be asked to address this session are infrastructure improvements for oil and gas extraction. The EmPower North Dakota Commission is recommending about $1 billion in funding o

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A plan to better protect vulnerable waters across the state and the nation is earning praise from some, although others have expressed concerns. The proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule aims to end the long-running legal battle over how to apply the Clean Water Act by

PHOTO: The Dakota Resource Council is among the groups and individuals across the state calling for the state to slow the flow of oil until more protections on transportation can be put in place. CREDIT: DRC

BISMARCK, N.D. – The oil boom in North Dakota has been a boon economically, but following the recent train fire in Casselton, Gov. Jack Dalrymple is being urged to slow the pace of drilling. Don Morrison, executive director of the Dakota Resource Council, says the health and safety of reside

PHOTO: The Conservation Stewardship Program provides incentives for farmers who take certain steps to help with such priorities on their land as water quality and soil health. Photo credit: Bri Weldon.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the deadline less than a month away, farmers and ranchers across North Dakota are being urged to get their applications in for new contracts under the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). According to Traci Bruckner, senior policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs, CSP pro

BISMARCK, N. D. - The National Wildlife Federation has looked back over the last decade and, in a new report, has documented hundreds of deaths, spills, explosions and habitat destruction caused by accidents in the oil and gas industry. One of the incidents occurred in January of this year, when th

Bismarck, ND – Several environmental and conservation groups are urging Congress to consider funding in the stimulus package for infrastructure that goes beyond roads and bridges. They are promoting construction and development of advanced biofuel refineries, biomass research, and renewable en

Lyons, NE – Farmers and ranchers who have made it a point to practice conservation measures can receive payments for their efforts by enrolling in the federal "Conservation Security Program" (CSP). Traci Bruckner, with the Center for Rural Affairs, says the program focuses on practices that pr

Fargo, ND – North Dakota is just entering the new world of biofuels, with two active ethanol plants and more on the drawing board. But a new report from the National Academy of Sciences finds augmented ethanol production could also increase pollution from agricultural runoff. Martha Noble with

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