Jan 17, 2014 California's rainfall last year was the lowest since 1877, it hasn’t rained yet this "rainy season," fire watch started in January, and there's almost no Sierra snowpack to melt. There's a drought emergency in this giant agricultural state.
Dec 17, 2013 Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.
Nov 22, 2013 California says no to letting insurers reissue canceled plans for another year. And it’s not just because the policies are substandard. Without those customers on the exchanges the whole thing could collapse.
Oct 28, 2013 Marketplace checks back in with Austin Golding, co-owner of Golding Barges Line in Mississippi.
Oct 23, 2013 Britain has just approved construction of its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years.
Oct 22, 2013 The fracking boom is bringing in a surge of development -- and tax revenue -- to North Dakota. Now conservationists have a plan use some of that growth to protect the environment.
Oct 14, 2013 To free up tickets for concerts and sporting events, California is the latest state to ban ticket bot programs.
Oct 14, 2013 How did the 1973 oil crisis convince Americans to reduce energy consumption?
Sep 24, 2013 California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
Sep 20, 2013 The Environmental Protection Agency's is issuing new limits on emissions by coal-burning plants that new plants will need advanced carbon-capture technology to comply.