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Final steps taken to replace Obama-era WOTUS rule

Babbling creek runs through property in Cushing Oklahoma.

KaraLee Langford

April 22, 2020

The Trump Administration took a crucial step to complete a years-long process to replace the 2015 Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that Oklahoma farmers criticized as a disastrous land grab. In its place, the Trump administration developed the Navigable Waters Protection Rule that...

Oh, frack!

Oh, frack!

Brooklyn Wayland and Karalee Langford

February 28, 2020

Photo by KaraLee Langford Kendra Horn took steps Thursday to distance herself even further from the left-wing elements of her party by announcing her opposition to a fracking ban. She said she is opposed to legislation proposed by U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY) and Darren Soto (D, F...

Oklahoma Delegation Supports Signing of Trade Deal with Agriculture Impacts

Hogan Gore

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON -- Legislation enacting a new trade agreement between three North American countries supported by the entire Oklahoma delegation who viewed it as a win for Oklahoma was signed by President Donald Trump. “USMCA is, I think, an improvement over NAFTA from 25 plus years ago. But as much as...

Inhofe applauds withdrawal from Paris climate agreement, urges passage of defense bill

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) continues efforts on the Senate floor to pass a national defense bill that would authorize military appropriations for 2020. Addison Kliewer/Gaylord News.

Sarah Beth Guevara and Addison Kliewer

November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON––Amid Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-OK) efforts to pass a defense authorization bill this week, the senator commended President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Monday, Trump announced that the U.S. would officially begin withdrawi...

Without federal aid, states help themselves

Amid acres of burned timber, a home under construction sits in a clearing in Hoback Ranches, Wyoming. Many of the 55 residents who lost homes in the Roosevelt Fire are working to rebuild  with little or no help. (Bailey Lewis/News21)

Drew Hutchinson and Bailey Lewis

August 8, 2019

By Drew Hutchinson and Bailey Lewis BONDURANT, Wyo. – Marlene “Lanie” Beebe stood in a pair of slippers, surrounded by scorched trees. A long gravel road led to rubble: shards of pottery, doll heads and a blackened metal chair. That’s where her neighbor, Nikki Cowley, said she found Beebe on...

Oklahoma farmers encouraged by EPA’s proposal to narrow definition of federally regulated waters

Anna Bauman

February 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma farmers are pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken a step to roll back government oversight of the country’s waters by proposing a change to an Obama-era rule one farmer called a “terrible overreach.”  “We’re very encouraged,” said Rodd Moesel...

Sooner spirit, Arbor Day

Sooner spirit, Arbor Day

Harrison Lofton

March 3, 2018

This will be the twenty-first year that OU celebrates Arbor Day. While the university has only celebrated the holiday since 1997, tree planting is a long-standing tradition among sooners. David Ross Boyd, the first OU president, used his own wages to buy seeds and saplings to plant on campus, according...

Assistant professor takes over green roof project

Groups of prairie grass native to the southern Plains lines the green roof of the National Weather Center in September 2017. Green roof ecosystems can reduce the cost of energy consumption in buildings. (Bret Betnar/University of Oklahoma Landscape Architecture)

Jackson Sharp

March 1, 2018

NORMAN – A green roof project at the National Weather Center is serving as a building block for professors and students at the University of Oklahoma to help better understand rooftop ecosystems and their effects on the environment. The green roof  at the NWC was founded by meteorology professor...

The role of climate change in hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Jordan D'Silva

September 13, 2017

By: Jordan D'Silva and Jackson Sharp Climate change has been linked to many of the natural disasters in recent years, but none so heavily as the hurricanes of the past few weeks. OU students were asked about the link between climate change and the hurricanes and the steps that should be taken going...

Fayetteville rebuilds after Hurricane Matthew flooding

Citizens in Fayetteville, North Carolina begin to repair the damage left behind by Hurricane Matthew's flooding.

Elizabeth Sims

November 16, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.---“The damage is scattered across the city like an artist flicked a paintbrush on a canvas.” Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Matthew made landfall on the east coast of the United States, communities across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are picking the pieces. Though...

Keep Calm and Carrion

Keep Calm and Carrion

Brigette Waltermire

October 6, 2015

He was always told, “Don’t go toward the light.” But those two glowing orbs are so captivating, and he couldn’t resist watching their approach during his evening walk. Behind the orbs, a driver is contentedly cruising down the road. Suddenly, the squealing of brakes ruins the quiet of the dark,...

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