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Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking

Sep 23, 2015
Communities have more costs, fewer benefits from oil drilling and fracking.
Posted In: fracking, colorado, Oil, gas
Pope Francis waves towards U.S. President Barack Obama and his family as he steps off his plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Tuesday.

Pope Francis's global metaphor for wealth and climate

Sep 22, 2015
He sees a rich northern hemisphere whose pollution damages the poor in the south.
Posted In: pope francis, climate change, environmental
Pope Francis waves upon deplaning in Santiago de Cuba on Monday. The pope is set to visit the U.S. this week.

Pope Francis' message on climate change and markets

Sep 21, 2015
The pope is likely to preach about climate change and economics when he is in the U.S.
Posted In: pope francis, climate change, pollution
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused Volkswagen of installing software on nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations.

Can Volkswagen regain its customers' confidence?

Sep 21, 2015
It is in hot water with regulators and customers after faking emissions data.
Posted In: Volkswagen, EPA, diesel

Big Broccoli

Sep 18, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace dig into genetically modified broccoli.
Posted In: Monsanto, Broccoli, Food

As wildfires spread, the contractors are called in

Sep 17, 2015
Outside help is filling the gap between 'what we have and what we need.'
Posted In: wildfire, fires, firefighters

Wasting food is more than a waste of money

Sep 15, 2015
The Obama administration has a plan to reduce uneaten food in landfills.
Posted In: food waste, wasted food, U.S.D.A., EPA

The logistics of fighting massive wildfires

Sep 14, 2015
A network of fire departments can call for help outside their jurisdictions.
Posted In: wildfires, fires, firefighters, resources

In oilfields, salaries that boomed suddenly bust

Sep 14, 2015
Young workers are often left without savings when they lose their jobs.
Posted In: oilfields, Bakken

Almonds get the glory, now pecans want the spotlight

Sep 10, 2015
Farmers are lobbying for a federal order to build a marketing fund.
Posted In: almonds, pecans