But new rules still don't go nearly far enough to protect communities along rail lines from explosions and fires.
ERM, which wrote the environmental study on Keystone XL, did dodgy and deceptive stuff, but none of it amounted to serious rule breaking, says the State Department's inspector general.
The government will spend $3 million to encourage farmers and ranchers to provide nutritious honeybee nectar in the Midwest.
Some leaders in Los Angeles and Sacramento are fed up with fracking, which sucks up lots of water even as the state is suffering through a drought.
An oyster producer in British Columbia has lost three years' worth of bivalves -- the latest in a growing line of commercial shellfish collapses linked to ocean acidification.
Drug dealers are hanging up their dime bags and moving into the food-counterfeiting game.
Colorado will soon become the first state in the nation to regulate methane leaks from fracking operations and other natural gas companies.
Major emitters claim to be concerned that the EPA could crack down on CO2 from millions of small businesses, even though the EPA has no intention of doing so.
River barges are increasingly being used to transport crude. The recent spill into the Mississippi River shows why that's not such a great idea.