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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
"North Dakota Flaring of Gas" by Joshua Doubek - via Wikimedia

Oil companies and environmental non-profits team up

Sep 23, 2014
A partnership to cut emissions of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—in drilling.
Posted In: climate change, NGOs, air pollution

A big week to come in climate change policy

Sep 22, 2014
There's more to just environmental concerns to climate change policy.
Posted In: climate change, climate, divestment

March in New York calls for action on climate change

Sep 22, 2014
Hundreds of thousands march ahead of UN climate summit.
Posted In: climate change, global climate change, protests

Homeowners get rude awakening on ‘mineral rights’

Sep 19, 2014
If someone owns oil or gas beneath your home, they might displace you to get it.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, minerals, mining
Alex Edgington, on his farm near St. Ansgar, Iowa.

In Iowa, big corn crop presents a problem

Sep 18, 2014
A record corn crop, paradoxically, means hard times for farmers.
Posted In: crop, crops

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