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A pumpjack works oil from the ground near the loaction of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, on June 4, 2014 in Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas.

What could slow U.S.'s surging oil output? Low prices.

Oct 10, 2014
Fracking for oil is expensive, so at some point falling prices will make some wells unprofitable.
Posted In: big oil, Saudi Arabia, texas
President Obama designated part of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday, Oct. 10.

A new designation for the San Gabriel Mountains

Oct 10, 2014
President Barack Obama will declare it a national monument on Friday.
Posted In: San Gabriel Mountains, Forest Service, national monument, angeles national forest

Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

Oct 9, 2014
Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.
Posted In: lego, Shell, Arctic, greenpeace
Guar research field, Texas A&M AgriLife, Lubbock, TX.

The boom-and-bust story of a crop called guar

Oct 9, 2014
A plant took on an outsize importance in the fracking world and created huge price swings.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, farming

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.
Posted In: water, drought, conservation

The first electric cars weren't 'manly' enough

Oct 7, 2014
Decisions about fuel have as much to do with gender norms as energy density.
Posted In: gasoline, battery, electric cars, history
Corn arriving at Lincolnway Energy in Iowa

A hard look at corn economics — and world hunger

Oct 6, 2014
Corn is not what you think. For starters: Most of the time, it's not human food.
Posted In: corn, farming, hunger, Agriculture

Saudi Arabia is losing its grip on oil

Oct 2, 2014
A global glut of oil has potential to pit key suppliers in a price war.
Posted In: Oil, OPEC, energy, Environment, fuel

Here's how we'll cut down on greenhouse gases

Sep 24, 2014
Putting a price on carbon will create financial incentives to emit less.
Posted In: carbon dioxide, sustainable energy, alternative energy

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