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My milk has expired. Can I drink it?

Sep 18, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard researchers have released a study that says Americans waste food because of confusion over expiration dates.
Posted In: food safety, expiration dates

GM tries to build the Holy Grail of electric cars

Sep 17, 2013
General Motors says it's working on an electric car that hits a sweet spot: a range of 200 miles and a friendly price tag.
Posted In: electric cars

Landmark environmental law under threat in California

Sep 11, 2013
Golden State legislators are voting on whether to weaken a key law protecting the environment. Many say the law has been abused.
Posted In: california, Environment

Louisiana's Gulf Coast adapts to global warming's rising seas

Sep 9, 2013
Flood protection uses construction techniques developed by the oil industry. Coastal protection in Louisiana grows into an export industry.
Posted In: Louisiana, Gulf residents, global warming

Chickenomics and the offshoring of your nuggets

Sep 5, 2013
The economics behind shipping chicken carcasses to China for processing: it keeps open the China market for chicken feet.
Posted In: McDonald's, chicken processing

Japan's latest Fukushima fix: 'Game of Thrones'-like?

Sep 3, 2013
Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan

Shrimp prices go big

Sep 2, 2013
Lobster prices have been shockingly low this summer -- $2.20/pound dockside. Climate change is a key reason given, but what's going on with shrimp? The price is through the roof.
Posted In: shrimp, lobster, seafood

Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

Aug 30, 2013
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.
Posted In: fire, wildfires

Louisiana agency takes on oil industry over damage to delta

Aug 29, 2013
The levee board for the New Orleans region sued oil companies over their damage to delta wetlands that are a protective buffer against storm surges.
Posted In: New Orleans, levee, Oil

An onion headline: Global onion shortage

Aug 29, 2013
A poor onion crop in India has sent onion prices skyrocketing.
Posted In: onions, globalization, India

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