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Fracking: 27 tons of dirty, radioactive socks per day

Mar 12, 2014
And they're full of NORMs. A glossary of oilfield vocabulary.
Posted In: fracking

How El Niño will impact global food prices

Mar 12, 2014
It probably won't have a huge impact on your grocery bills.
Posted In: el nino, la nina, weather, storm, grocery, Food, Agriculture

Tin: The modern world's glue

Mar 11, 2014
The element that brought us beyond the Stone Age.
Posted In: elements, tin

After delay, U.S. builds four new nuclear reactors

Mar 11, 2014
The economics of nuclear power are a tough sell.
Posted In: nuclear power, energy

Calcium: Not so good in high doses

Mar 5, 2014
Calcium is a fundamental building block in chemistry and in modern life.
Posted In: elements, calcium

Abandoning orange juice

Mar 5, 2014
Americans are drinking 40 percent less orange juice.
Posted In: orange juice

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Mar 3, 2014
Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.
Posted In: EPA, smog

There's the Keystone XL pipeline, and there's the other one

Feb 28, 2014
A Canadian company has asked for permission to double the capacity of another pipeline.
Posted In: Keystone XL

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

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