Sustainability at a glance

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
Power generation

Fighting global warming doesn't have to break the bank

Sep 16, 2014
A report says the world is going to spend trillions on infrastructure either way.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, conservation, infrastructure

How to grow lettuce and fish indoors, all year long

Sep 10, 2014
Outside Duluth, Minnesota, a greenhouse grows tilapia and lettuce side by side.
Posted In: Agriculture, Minnesota, aquiponics, farming

A fracking story too good to be true

Aug 27, 2014
You know a technology's hot when stock market scammers make it part of their pitch.
Posted In: fracking, chimera, Securities and Exchange Commission

California's wells are going dry now, too

Aug 21, 2014
The long drought has led to a strain on groundwater - much like having too many straws in the same glass.
Posted In: California drought 2014, groundwater, wells

The cost of orange juice is too damn high

Aug 19, 2014
...And other reasons orange juice sales are at their lowest since 2002.
Posted In: orange juice

California could stay dry enough to make food pricier

Aug 14, 2014
Over the long term, the state may not have the water it needs to farm this much.
Posted In: California drought 2014, california
Totten map

Shaking up earthquake warning systems

Aug 13, 2014
Earthquake early warnings: Rift forms in public, private efforts.
Posted In: california, earthquake, USGS

Phil Hamm's no billionaire, but he's got something to say about oil

Aug 11, 2014
Billionaire Harold Hamm is a leading oil man. Phil Hamm - he's a different story
Posted In: Black Gold Boom, North Dakota
The Perseid meteor shower

Six things you might not know about meteorites

Aug 11, 2014
The Perseid meteorite showers return, and they can be worth more than a view.
Posted In: NASA, meteor
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