Sustainability - Most Commented


The highway repair fund is going broke

Feb 27, 2014
Some say it's because the gasoline tax hasn't gone up since 1993.
Posted In: gas mileage, highways

Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

Feb 25, 2014
Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.
Posted In: cows, cattle, EPA

Natural gas bills are up and not just because of cold

Feb 25, 2014
Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural-gas bills, not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.
Posted In: natural gas

Supreme Court reviews expansion of 2007 Clean Air Act

Feb 24, 2014
A lawsuit challenges the EPA's ability to apply specific regulations to other polluters.
Posted In: tailpipe emissions

Rail companies push for newer oil tank cars to reduce accidents

Feb 17, 2014
Without mandatory regulation, the railroad industry looks to pricing as way to encourage safety.
Posted In: Oil tank cars, railroads, Norfolk Southern

Drought or not, how should we value water?

Feb 17, 2014
The deep California drought is a reminder that water isn’t an infinite resource.
Posted In: California drought 2014

PODCAST: How to make it rain (cash) in California

Feb 14, 2014
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the agriculturally-rich city of Fresno, Calif. to address the state's drought.
Posted In: drought, Barack Obama

President Obama could make it rain in California

Feb 14, 2014
California's thirst for water may be quenched by federal relief
Posted In: california, drought, California drought 2014, Barack Obama

More barges carrying oil down the Mississippi River

Feb 13, 2014
Austin Golding runs Golding Barge Lines out of Vicksburg, Miss.

What seasonally adjusted data does and doesn't mean

Feb 13, 2014
Retail numbers out today don’t look great, sales fell by 0.4 percent in January— when you take into account “seasonal adjustment”.
Posted In: Unemployment, seasonally adjusted data, weather