The Nebraska Attorney General's Office sued AltEn on Monday after the troubled ethanol plant failed to meet a deadline to remove pesticide-laden waste product from its property.
State lawmakers questioned the director of the Department of Environment and Energy on its efforts to bring the troubled AltEn ethanol plant in compliance with state environmental regulations, and questioned why more wasn’t done sooner.
Whether neon, architectural or gothic black, the latest trends in houseplants are a direct result of the pandemic. Here's what to expect this year.
PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday, intent on showcasing progress even as extreme winter weather across the U.S. handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback, delaying shipment of about 6 million doses and causing temporary closures of inoculation sites in many communities.
President Joe Biden toured a coronavirus vaccine plant Friday, intent on showcasing progress even as extreme winter weather across the U.S. handed his vaccination campaign its first major setback.
A frozen pipe on a 4 million gallon tank at AltEn burst last week, releasing a combination of manure and thin stillage -- a byproduct of ethanol manufacturing -- that traveled more than 4 miles downstream, according to state officials.
“They’ve tried to do things behind people’s back the whole time they’ve been there,” said the chair for the Mead Board of Trustees. “You can’t ruin a community and an aquifer.”
On a chilly night last February, 57 Americans who had traveled from Wuhan, China, landed in Omaha to quarantine at Camp Ashland, giving Nebraska experts an early introduction to the new coronavirus.
India rescuers worked to save people trapped after a glacier breach sent water and debris down a mountain, leaving at least 26 dead and scores missing.
Removing ice from roads and walkways in winter might be essential for safety, but salt can be damaging to plants and soil. Here's what to know.
Sales had already been trending upward, but retail gardening grew almost 9% in the past year. “Houseplants are kind of the hot thing in the pandemic,” said Shannon Beck, co-owner of a new downtown plant store called Nodest.
AltEn, the operator of an ethanol plant near Mead, has been ordered to immediately cease discharges into its wastewater lagoons until it can dispose of contaminated wastewater.
No other ethanol plants have ever been willing to "take a chance" using such contaminated grain, said former Sen. Loran Schmit, who championed the ethanol industry in the Legislature in the 1970s and later as a lobbyist.
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Residents of Mead, which is about 12 miles west of Omaha’s city limits, say they fear that the plant's waste is causing health problems, conta…
Residents of Mead, which is about 12 miles west of Omaha’s city limits, say they fear that the plant's waste is causing health problems, contaminating the land and harming wildlife.
Signs your plants are not getting enough light are small leaves, long thin stems, failure of blooming plants to flower and lighter-than-normal colored foliage.
Thanks to the allure of growing your own food, edible plants will continue to grow in popularity as people continue to spend time at home, said Bloomscape plant expert Joyce Mast. Many herbs, including common culinary herbs such as basil and oregano, can be grown on a kitchen windowsill, as long as you have about four to six hours of sunlight. Some hybrids are designed to be grown indoors in your kitchen or on a sunny windowsill.
It used to be that plants set the stage for offices. Now they set the stage for Zoom meetings, classes and video calls that can land you on Twitter accounts like Room Rater. Because our homes have become our offices, several stores, including Plants.com and the Sill, now offer plants specifically for the home office.