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Oil booms have to be good for rural towns, right?

May 15, 2014
An oil boom in southeast New Mexico created thousands of new jobs. But it's a burden on things like housing, classrooms and roads.
Posted In: New Mexico
Flooding in Chicago, April 2013

Who will pay for climate change? Not us, insurer says

May 14, 2014
One insurer sues Chicago, saying the city could have prevented flood damage from a predicted downpour.
Posted In: Chicago, flood insurance

In North Dakota, making ribs for roughnecks

May 13, 2014
All sorts of people have moved to North Dakota to take jobs in the oil fields.
Posted In: Black Gold Boom, North Dakota

In the U.S., a water main breaks every two minutes

May 12, 2014
Last year, the country’s infrastructure got a grade of D+.
Posted In: infrastructure, water
We're here to answer olive your questions.

Everything else you wanted to know about olives

May 8, 2014
We're here to answer olive your questions.
Posted In: olives, botulism, canned food
WaterStop cart

Ditching the single-use water bottle

May 7, 2014
An increasing number of cities are looking to wean us off single-use bottles.
Posted In: water bottles

What do meteorologists think about climate change?

May 6, 2014
Many Americans get their weather and climate information from TV weather casters.
Posted In: weather, forecasting, climate change, Barack Obama
Obama Gives Major Speech On Climate Change And Pollution

I feel a climate change comin' on

May 6, 2014
Climate change does not rate very high on the list of the public's concerns.
Posted In: climate change

Drought puts California rice in a sticky situation

Apr 30, 2014
California grows almost all medium grain rice in the U.S. And prices are up.
Posted In: California drought 2014, rice, commodities, farming

A Texas-sized bankruptcy for giant Texas energy deal

Apr 29, 2014
When Energy Future filed for bankruptcy, its total assets were $36.4 billion
Posted In: TXU, LBOs, KKR