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Guar research field, Texas A&M AgriLife, Lubbock, TX.

The boom-and-bust story of a crop called guar

Oct 9, 2014
A plant took on an outsize importance in the fracking world and created huge price swings.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, farming

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.
Posted In: water, drought, conservation

The first electric cars weren't 'manly' enough

Oct 7, 2014
Decisions about fuel have as much to do with gender norms as energy density.
Posted In: gasoline, battery, electric cars, history
Corn arriving at Lincolnway Energy in Iowa

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

Oct 6, 2014
Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.
Posted In: corn, farming, hunger, Agriculture

Saudi Arabia is losing its grip on oil

Oct 2, 2014
A global glut of oil has potential to pit key suppliers in a price war.
Posted In: Oil, OPEC, energy, Environment, fuel

Here's how we'll cut down on greenhouse gases

Sep 24, 2014
Putting a price on carbon will create financial incentives to emit less.
Posted In: carbon dioxide, sustainable energy, alternative energy
"North Dakota Flaring of Gas" by Joshua Doubek - via Wikimedia

Oil companies and environmental non-profits team up

Sep 23, 2014
A partnership to cut emissions of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—in drilling.
Posted In: climate change, NGOs, air pollution

A big week to come in climate change policy

Sep 22, 2014
There's more to just environmental concerns to climate change policy.
Posted In: climate change, climate, divestment

March in New York calls for action on climate change

Sep 22, 2014
Hundreds of thousands march ahead of UN climate summit.
Posted In: climate change, global climate change, protests

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