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The Hidden Ingredient in Rising Food Costs

Marie Clarke | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Marie Clarke

The U.S. is the largest exporter of corn in the world, but the latest USDA estimates are that we will be exporting 300 million fewer bushels due to tight supply and higher prices. What is the hidden ingredient in rising corn prices?

Snorkeling Underneath Half-Dome: A Fragile Paradise?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Our collective dependence on oil remains a fundamental threat to our economies, our security, and the very lands and waters upon which we depend and which we love.

'Drop-In' Biofuels: The Best of All Possible Worlds?

Colleen Becker | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Colleen Becker

Given the potential of drop-in biofuels, the U.S. and EU have every reason to raise renewable fuel thresholds higher. Advantages include energy security, reduced dependence on foreign oil, fewer carbon dioxide emissions and domestic job creation.

Make-Or-Break For Biofuels

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

By Matt Daily May 18 (Reuters) - After a decade of promise, advanced biofuels makers are entering a crucial make-or-break period with ...

Matt Sledge

Richard Mourdock: Sen. Dick Lugar's Ethanol Policies Making You Pay More For Gas | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Facing a fierce primary challenge this year from the right, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar found himself accused Wednesday night of driving up gas prices ...

Protecting Water at the Source

Donald Carr | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Water is running off poorly managed fields that have been treated with chemical fertilizers and manure is loaded with nitrogen and phosphorus, two potent pollutants that set off a cascade of harmful consequences.

Joe Satran

Why Your Steak Is About To Cost More | Joe Satran | Posted 02.02.2012 | Home

Steel yourselves, steak fans: your dinner is about to get a lot more expensive. The price of beef has hit an all-time high in each of the last four...

Louisiana's Forests Could Be Tapped for Energy Soon

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.

The Value of Ethanol

Wesley Clark | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
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Wesley Clark

Without those 13 billion gallons of ethanol, motorists in the U.S. are all part of a captive market that is controlled by Big Oil. The alternative to ethanol is gasoline, nearly two-thirds of which is derived from foreign oil.

The Climate Post: Fight Over Tar Sands Pipeline May Lead to Cancellation, "Huge" Consequences

Mason Inman | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

If the pipeline is approved, some environmental groups say they'll sue -- but if it is cancelled, the company proposing the pipeline, TransCanada, will probably reapply.

'Green News Report' - December 8, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Triumph of ...

Super Committee Should Make Energy an Economic Treat for the US

Joshua Freed | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Joshua Freed

Putting aside the moral or public health rationales for regulation, gutting environmental protections makes no sense economically.

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

The 5 Worst 'Alternative' Energy Sources

The Daily Green | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

From The Daily Green: Everyone agrees we're in an energy crisis, and everyone agrees we have to wean ourselves from foreign oil. General Motors sen...

Solyndra's Bankruptcy Shows the Failure of the "Green" Jobs Agenda

Robert Bryce | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Robert Bryce

The recent bankruptcy of solar-panel-maker Solyndra shows, once again, that the entire concept of "green energy" jobs was bankrupt from the start. "...

Fuel Your Car With Alligator Fat?

David Mizejewski | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

2011-08-22-Screenshot20110821at8.58.26PM.jpg New research has uncovered a rather odd form of biodiesel: alligator fat.

Northeast Clean Fuels Standard = Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars

Nathanael Greene | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

An economic analysis done for 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states shows that a clean fuels standard (CFS) is a winning idea for the region.

Jon Ward

Pawlenty Hounded By Issue Advocates Working For His Own Political Consultants | Jon Ward | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – On July 21, Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty was followed around Iowa to multiple campaign stops by three young women wea...

Responsible Debt Reduction Should Start With Cuts to Wasteful Subsidies

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Frances Beinecke

Instead of subsidizing industries that anchor us in the past, we should be investing in the kinds of clean energy solutions that prepare us for the future.

The Climate Post: Debt Ceiling Impasse Could Hit Clean Energy Hard

Mason Inman | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Clean energy could be among the hardest-hit sectors if the U.S. government does not raise the debt ceiling and then defaults on the national debt.

5 Ideas for Biofuels That Will Change the Energy Conversation

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Some Girl Scouts say palm oil in their cookies are leading to deforestation. Cookies, schmookies, the real question is: should we could we put palm o...

Jordan Howard

Corn Is King No More Among Iowa Republicans | Jordan Howard | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was a time that support for ethanol subsidies was an absolute must for any aspiring presidential candidate campaigning in Iowa, bu...

Will Higher Taxes Tank the Economy?

The Fiscal Times | BRUCE BARTLETT | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

The main sticking point in negotiations between Republicans and Democrats on deficit reduction measures to accompany a rise in the debt limit is wheth...

Oil Companies Investigated For Possible Market Manipulation

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

This would help to explain those high gas prices. Late Monday, federal regulators announced an investigation into whether oil companies and refine...

The Growing Desperation of the Don't-Raise-Taxes-on-the-Rich-Crowd

Robert Reich | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Today 34 Senate Republicans voted to end the special tax breaks for ethanol. If I were a cynic, I'd say the Republican right is showing signs of desperation.