Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.Organic food producers opposed the USDA's decision — some more fiercely than others.
The federal government has approved the first new drilling permit for a deep-water oil well in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil spill last April.The new permit, issued Monday, gives Noble Energy the go-ahead to finish drilling a new well about 70 miles southeast of Venice, La.
A federal panel investigating the cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and massive Gulf oil spill won't finish its final report by the one-year anniversary of the disaster as it had hoped.Delays in testing the blowout preventer that failed to stop the spill forced the joint U.S.
Scientists are trying to determine whether there's a link between last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill and a spike in dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Sixty-seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up on Gulf beaches over the past few weeks.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was, in effect, a huge experiment and scientists want to know what that oil may do to the plants and animals that live in the Gulf — from sea grasses to turtles to giant bluefin tuna.But many of those scientists say they're frustrated at the lack of focus in th