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Kathleen Parker on School Food: It's All the Feminists' Fault

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

I'll say one thing for Parker's world view: it's certainly seductive in its simplicity. Instead of having to attack the multiple root causes of two entrenched societal ills, childhood obesity and childhood hunger, we just have to do one thing -- roll back the clock to upper middle class suburbia, circa 1955.

New Technologies Drive Texas Oil Production to Old Heights

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

Texas has been known for decades as the oil state, accompanied by the quintessential stereotype of oilman as a big, loud buffoon, wearing boots and a ...

The Other Hazard of Hydraulic Fracturing -- Silica in the Air

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

This week, NPR broadcast an interesting report about a researcher who has been studying health effects on workers on frac crews. Not familiar with hydraulic fracturing, he expected to find the workers exposed to toxics in drilling fluids when he want on location. What he found was very different.

Impoverished, Hungry Students and the New School Food Calorie Caps

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

Millions of American children live in food insecure homes. School meals are often their only dependable source of food, yet for a variety of reasons they may not be getting all the food that's being made available to them. It's a tragic situation.

No Holiday for Hunger

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We don't usually equate "summer vacation" and empty stomachs. Did you know child hunger and food insecurity often peak in the summer? An overwhelming majority of children who receive free meals at school aren't as lucky once school lets out.

How Will We Feed 18 Million Hungry Children When School Lets Out?

Kim Doyle Wille | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Kim Doyle Wille

Last Thanksgiving, I spent two days documenting hunger at three food pantries. At the first pantry, children in sweaters sweetly asked volunteers if t...

Still Hungry in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Last year more Americans relied on food stamps to eat than at any time since the program began in 1939 -- 46 million. Yet once again some voices are starting to wonder whether we really need robust anti-hunger programs in America.

Responding to the Hydraulic Fracturing Issue

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Hydraulic fracturing will continue to be a controversial issue for the near future until we, as an industry, get our arms around the real environmental risks and embrace the public's concerns about this necessary completion technique.

The Hydraulic Fracturing Dilemma, and Danger

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for the industry to take a pause on frac'ing, similar to the pause we continue to experience in the deepwater, and take the time to determine harmful practices and materials, then replace these techniques with safer operations.

Natural Gas Documentary Affects Garfield County Commissioners On Federal Legislation (VIDEO)

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Everyone was a film critic Monday at a somewhat tense screening of the new anti-gas-drilling documentary "Split Estate" for the Ga...