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A Montana tribe encourages coal mining, for its own well-being

Dec 17, 2013
The Crow tribe in the Powder River Basin has one coal mine on its reservation, but poverty among tribal members remains high. The tribe would like more mining.
Posted In: coal, montana, coal mining

Cheap meat: You know you want it

Dec 12, 2013
Author and historian Maureen Ogle dives headfirst into the history of American meat production in her new book "In Meat We Trust."
Posted In: meat, livestock, vegetarians

Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

Dec 12, 2013
As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?
Posted In: farm, Agriculture, antibiotics

Is the U.S. ready to become an oil exporter?

Dec 12, 2013
Exxon and other oil companies say, “Heck, yes.”
Posted In: Oil, U.S. exports, fracking

Oil and the race for the North Pole

Dec 11, 2013
Denmark and other countries are staking claims to the sea surrounding the North Pole, with an eye to oil exploration.
Posted In: north pole, Denmark, Norway, Oil, drilling

Air pollution explainer: What's an externality?

Dec 9, 2013
Pollution isn't free … but who should pay?
Posted In: air pollution, clean air act, EPA

When air pollution crosses state lines, which state has to do the cleanup?

Dec 9, 2013
Some governors asked the EPA to rein in polluting states, and EPA is asking the Supreme Court for permission.
Posted In: EPA, Supreme Court, Northeast, midwest, air pollution

Going bearserk in Jersey

Dec 9, 2013
The black bear population has grown so large in the state that it ended a hunting ban a few years ago.
Posted In: bears, hunting, new jersey

Dow: Time for an industry built by plastics to move on

Dec 3, 2013
Dow Chemical says it’s shifting away from the commodity chemical market so much so that it may drop 'Chemical' from its name.
Posted In: Oil, plastics, chemicals

Chemical and plastics industries love fracking

Nov 29, 2013
Cheap natural gas has made the U.S. one of the cheapest places to make plastics.
Posted In: fracking, plastics

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