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Denton, Texas debates a fracking ban

Oct 24, 2014
The small community could set a precedent for the future of drilling in Texas.
Posted In: fracking, texas
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Salmon runs hit records, even as drought threatens future

Oct 22, 2014
Salmon are returning to the Columbia River at levels not seen in nearly a century.
Posted In: salmon, fishing industry, climate change, Food

A surprising contributor to climate change: concrete

Oct 21, 2014
Making cement and concrete produces a ton of CO2, but there might be a better way.
Posted In: climate change, carbon dioxide, Environment
Hurricane Sandy

What local government can learn from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 20, 2014
Changing climates put pressure on local government to boost financial resilience.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, disaster relief, natural disasters

In dry California, using price to police water use

Oct 16, 2014
California cities don't like the word "rationing," but "pricing" can serve the same purpose.
Posted In: water use, California drought 2014, fees
This burger is not made from beef, but rather plants, as Impossible Foods works to use specific proteins and nutrients from greens, salads and grains to make meats and cheeses.

Plant-based hamburger leaves 'blood' on the plate

Oct 15, 2014
Impossible Foods aims to make traditional animal products by using plants
Posted In: impossible foods, vegetarian, beef, fake meat

One shortage in booming oil fields: regulators

Oct 15, 2014
State agencies find that industry offers higher salaries to new college graduates.
Posted In: regulators, big oil, gas

More fracking produces more open waste pits

Oct 14, 2014
Residents of a Texas town are apprehensive about sludge pits planned in their community.
Posted In: fracking, waste, texas, big oil
BP's oil refinery complex continues it's 24-hour production of petroleum and gas at Grangemouth in central Scotland. Projections for oil demand are the lowest since 2009.

Weak demand for oil is sign of weak global economy

Oct 14, 2014
What does weak demand for oil say about the overall economy?
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, international energy agency, global economy
The 14 week old polar bear twins play with their mother in their enclosure during the first outside excursion in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on March 19, 2014.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
Posted In: climate change, Pentagon, alternative energy

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