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Mexico mulls ending oil monopoly

Aug 13, 2013
Mexico is sitting on 87 billion barrels of untapped oil, yet production has dropped 25 percent in the last decade.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil

How the price of corn matters

Aug 12, 2013
Corn prices are down more than 40 percent from last year's highs.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture

Building (and buying) a cheaper electric car

Aug 7, 2013
Flashy electric-car maker Tesla is struggling to become more profitable, and GM and Daimler are cutting prices on their zero-emission models
Posted In: tesla, electric cars

After BP spill, Transocean remains pioneer

Aug 7, 2013
The offshore-drilling giant Transocean is tied in with BP in the public imagination because of its involvement in the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.
Posted In: BP, Transocean, Halliburton

Why only a third of our trash is being recycled

Aug 5, 2013
More than 40 years after the “Crying Indian” campaign encouraged Americans to stop pollution, a new "Keep America Beautiful" hopes to boost recycling.
Posted In: recycling, trash

Why Big Oil is smaller these days

Aug 2, 2013
Four of the world's biggest oil companies -- Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP -- reported smaller quarterly earnings compared to a year ago.
Posted In: Oil, big oil

Cotton no longer king in Louisiana

Jul 31, 2013
Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.
Posted In: cotton

In Nebraska, standing in the way of Keystone XL pipeline

Jul 23, 2013
Nebraska farmers worry the oil pipeline will damage their land or water. Some are putting up obstacles to the route.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, natural gas, Nebraska

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Jul 23, 2013
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.
Posted In: farming, insects, pesticides, corn, Iowa, Monsanto

How Enron changed regulation

Jul 18, 2013
J.P. Morgan Chase is reportedly in negotiations with federal regulators over charges the bank manipulated energy markets in California and around the country. This would have looked very different before the Enron scandal a decade ago.
Posted In: Enron, energy manipulation, JP Morgan Chase

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