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EPA's carbon rules may give some states a head start

May 30, 2014
But nobody knows which states. It depends on how the rules get written.
Posted In: coal, EPA, carbon emissions
EPA proposes new limits

The EPA starts targeting carbon dioxide in earnest

May 27, 2014
The Obama Administration readies its regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions.
Posted In: coal, carbon dioxide, EPA

The tech challenges of hurricane season

May 27, 2014
Hurricane Awareness Week kicks off.
Posted In: hurricane, storms
Fair Trade

Study: Fairtrade doesn't always yield highest wages

May 26, 2014
A UK report says coffee grown under Fairtrade conventions doesn't always yield the highest wages for farmers.
Posted In: Fair trade, farming

Superfood fads: Super distracting for global farmers?

May 22, 2014
What miracle "superfood" trends mean for developing countries' agriculture.
Posted In: super food, moringa, philippines, Agriculture

Your coffee cup probably isn't recyclable… yet

May 21, 2014
Big names like McDonald's and Jamba Juice have tossed polystyrene cups.
Posted In: buying green, styrofoam, coffee, paper cups

A motorcycle design for the history books

May 20, 2014
Funded by a patronage-type system modeled on, well, history.
Posted In: manufacturing, motorcycles, New Orleans, art

A coffee plant disease threatens more than prices

May 19, 2014
USAID today announced a $5 million partnership with Texas A&M's World Coffee Research center to tackle a costly coffee fungus.
Posted In: coffee, farming, USAID
Odd Bike

Two obsessed guys and a radical motorcycle design

May 19, 2014
In New Orleans, an experiment in funding, manufacturing and art.
Posted In: motorcycles, manufacturing, art

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

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