The rumbling underneath Harper County, once a rare occurrence, is becoming a frequent experience. Kansas has had more than 120 earthquakes in 2014. A majority of tremors have occurred in Harper County. From Saturday through Tuesday, The News will explore Harper County’s quakes and how scientists are now suspecting that pumping fluids into deep underground wells used to dispose of wastewater can trigger an earthquake.

Drilling for answers

State
  • By SETH BORENSTEIN, KELLY P. KISSEL and SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to de…

Fracking Wastewater
  • By John Green The Hutchinson News jgreen@hutchnews.com
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The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club plans to seek legislation in the next few weeks seeking a moratorium on saltwater injection from hydraulic fracturing in south central Kansas in response to earthquakes.

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As farmers grapple with plummeting farm economy, Mykel Taylor and other Kansas State University economists are hitting the road to offer advice to worried farmers trying to survive through tougher financial times.

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  • Mark Minton Kansas Agland
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As many as 10,000 acres in Kansas soon will be eligible for a new conservation project intended to enhance and restore state playas, providing critical habitat for migratory birds and improving water quality for neighboring communities and municipalities.

  • By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press
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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

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MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Olathe on Feb. 10 to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. It's the second of four regional workshops being hosted by KD…

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MANHATTAN – To update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Feb. 2.

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, the Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a session to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.