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This Dec. 13, 2010, file photo shows CMS Energy Corp.'s B.C. Cobb Plant in Muskegon, Mich. (Jeffrey Ball, The Muskegon Chronicle via AP) ** FILE **

Supreme Court strikes down Obama power-plant regulations

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s climate change agenda hit a roadblock at the Supreme Court on Monday, but the administration brushed aside the decision and declared victory anyway, saying most utilities already have made the pollution cuts that technically are no longer necessary in light of the high court’s ruling.

FILE - In this April 3, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama walks through a solar array at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to speak about clean energy. The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows. The annual report released early Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Europe by Paris-based REN21, a non-profit group that promotes renewable energy, underscored how China, the world’s top consumer of coal, has become a global leader in clean energy, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Solar, wind projects could cost taxpayers millions: report

- The Washington Times

Lawmakers on Wednesday demanded accountability from the Obama administration after an investigation found the federal government routinely fails to secure proper bonding from wind and solar project developers, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars.

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Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

- Associated Press

A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say.

ADVANCED FOR RELEASE MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015 Sima Ulrich walks by her urban greenhouse in Elgin, N.D. Prairie Rose Greenhouse and Nursery grows plants, vegetables and fruit. (Sue Balcom/Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Creation of food hubs in North Dakota needs a boost

- Associated Press

Farmers and agricultural groups would like to give the locally grown food movement in North Dakota a nudge. And producers say they are ready to take the next step in getting those products on grocery store shelves.

Seed processing plant sprouted under Delaney's guidance

- Associated Press

Even though he didn't major in forestry at LSU, Derwood Delaney, at age 81, continues to be a major player in the forestry business as the owner of what forestry experts hail as the premier forest seed technology business in America

Michigan utilities work to comply with air pollution rule

- Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release a decision this week about new mercury and toxic air emissions standards for power plants, but Michigan's utility companies have already been working toward compliance.

Feds defend request for special housing during Burning Man

- Associated Press

Federal Bureau of Land Management officials are defending their request for special housing accommodations during the annual Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada, disputing comments by Sen. Harry Reid and others that the plans are unnecessary and extravagant.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:59 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

A proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin is raising concerns among some residents that millions of gallons of pig manure will eventually wash off the land and pollute Lake Superior.

Colorado deploys tiny wasps from China

Associated Press

Colorado is deploying tiny predator wasps imported from China as part of a state experiment aimed at annihilating invasive beetles threatening one in six metro Denver trees.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

- Associated Press

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.