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Oil prices up, but Iran is in way of going much higher

Oct 8, 2015
If U.S. production falls, Iran is ready to export more.
Posted In: Iran, oil production, crude oil
Pumpkin stand along the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Nearly all pumpkin production originates in Illinois.

A scary season for pumpkins

Oct 7, 2015
Also, let's stop with the whole pumpkin spice craze.
Posted In: pumpkins, pumpkin pie, crops
In West Virginia, one environmental group is aiming to plant trees on at least one West Virginia coal mines site.

Here's a plan: plant trees, mine coal

Oct 7, 2015
As coal mines in the U.S. close, an entrepreneur has a plan to pair mines with carbon sinks.
Posted In: coal, trees, Environment
A Cabot Oil and Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

Fracking firms face hard times

Oct 5, 2015
Many are filing for bankruptcy or going out of business.
Posted In: fracking, oil prices, employment

A Texas county, 4 years after state's worst wildfire

Oct 2, 2015
Bastrop County, in the dry piney woods, not only is rebuilding, it's growing.
Posted In: wildfire, texas, fire, disaster

The ultimate climate change challenge: free riders

Oct 2, 2015
It's tempting to set low targets and let other countries pick up the slack.
Posted In: India, climate change, United Nations

Organic seafood? Not so fast.

Sep 30, 2015
It's new and complicated territory for the USDA.
Posted In: organic food, seafood, organics
A view of the village of Shishmaref, Alaska, which sits upon the Chukchi sea. Earlier this year the Obama administration approved Shell Oil to begin drilling for oil in Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea.

Shell pulls out of Arctic. For how long?

Sep 28, 2015
Study finds some fossil fuel has to be left in the ground to avert disaster.
Posted In: Shell, Arctic, energy
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press conference with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Both China and the U.S. have outlined steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

China has a cap-and-trade model: the U.S.

Sep 25, 2015
The system reduced American utilities' sulphur emissions by 70 percent.
Posted In: cap and trade, carbon emissions, climate change, China
A general view of the Volkswagen car manufacture plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Back in the U.S., Volkswagen dealers are waiting on guidance on how to deal with the emissions scandal.

Volkswagen dealers in U.S. waiting for guidance

Sep 24, 2015
They 'will most likely be the ones cleaning up' VW's mess.
Posted In: auto industry, Volkswagen, diesel