Environment

Referendum set for South Dakota voters on controversial carbon dioxide pipeline law
A statewide referendum vote is set in South Dakota for the Nov. 5 general election on a so-called “landowner bill of rights” related to a controversial carbon dioxide pipeline project proposed for the Midwest.
Marathon Oil reaches $241 million settlement with EPA for environmental violations in North Dakota
The federal government announced a $241.5 million settlement with Marathon Oil on Thursday for alleged air quality violations at the company’s oil and gas operations in the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
Animal Humane Society policy changes raise concerns of an increase in feral cat populations
The nonprofit organization Animal Humane Society will no longer be providing free Trap-Neuter-Return spay and neuter services. The new change could create hardship for individuals and organizations that aid in maintaining the feral, or “community” cat populations.  
Sheepish solar symbiosis: Two very different industries work together on the green energy transition
New players are entering the field to help with the green energy transition by literally chowing down on the fields. It’s through the growing collaboration between solar developers and sheep farmers. 
ESG investing rule presents early test on limits of U.S. agency powers
A challenge to a Biden administration rule allowing socially conscious investing by employee retirement plans will present an early test of how courts will scrutinize federal regulations after the U.S. Supreme Court said they no longer have to defer to the expertise of the agencies that issued them.
Far from the ocean, remnants of storms like Beryl can cause severe floods
Even after storms lose their hurricane status and head far inland, they can still cause dangerous floods. Storms like Beryl pose risks far from the coast, even in Canada.
Can ‘wolf haters’ and ‘wolf lovers’ talk without howling?
As controversy once again swirls around wolf management in Minnesota, two educational groups continue their work to insert science into the debate around wolves without dismissing people’s fears.