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Raising beefier cattle just got harder

Aug 19, 2013
Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.
Posted In: cattle, ranching

Cluck, cluck: Debating the merits of urban chickens

Aug 18, 2013
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer explores the costs of putting a chicken coop in the backyard.
Posted In: urban chickens, Organic farming, Portlandia

Ford lowers mileage rating on C-Max Hybrid

Aug 16, 2013
Ford will pay owners of the hybrid car after being sued for misleading customers.
Posted In: Ford, hybrid cars, gas mileage

Colorado River shortage: What happens when the water runs dry?

Aug 16, 2013
The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.
Posted In: colorado, water, enviroment, Agriculture

In rural England, fracking finds few friends

Aug 14, 2013
Britain's government supports fracking as a source of cheap gas and jobs but his plans are meeting stiff resistance in the countryside, where New Age protesters and rich conservative country-dwellers want none of it.
Posted In: fracking, sustainability, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.)

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good: Embracing energy diversity is key

Aug 13, 2013
Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on the future of the energy industry.
Posted In: Duke Energy, energy, fracking

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

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