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How Much Oil Would Be Needed to Power Santa's Sleigh? | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business

Every year around the world, hundreds of millions of children wait anxiously for Santa Claus to arrive and bring presents and good cheer. But what if Santa never came? What if this year the reindeer all fall ill and Santa is forced to cancel Christmas?

Jenny Che

United Airlines Wants To Fuel Jets With Your Leftover Dinner | Jenny Che | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

Your dinner leftovers could soon be powering your next flight.

Airbus Has Its Sights Set On Hybrid Electric Planes

Reuters | Irene Preisinger | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business

MUNICH (Reuters) - Aircraft maker Airbus Group NV is learning from carmakers as it works on developing a small plane powered by hybrid electric engin...

The Latest Way Airlines Are Squeezing Their Customers

Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

In perhaps not-so-shocking news, airlines are squeezing their customers. The fees that airlines add to tickets ostensibly to cover fuel costs rose ...

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 ...

Time to Switch to Switchgrass

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

USGS scientists have developed a method for mapping grasslands that could be well suited for growing biofuel crops. This boils down to good and basic natural resource management. But just as scientists note that just because it's green doesn't' make it clean, switchgrass has its problems.

Ring Of Fire: Inferno Erupts After Bizarre Wreck At Daytona 500

Posted 04.28.2012 | Sports

BY MARK LONG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Daytona 500 has been halted by a fiery explosion caused when Juan Pablo Montoya slamm...

Can't Anyone at the Defense Department Do Oversight? Anyone at All?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

The perennial issue regarding private military security contractors is the degree to which they are subject to effective oversight. In that regard there is only one item in today's news worth looking at.

Weekly Mulch: Green products, green energy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Ed. note: This week's Mulch is pint-sized and will run on Monday rather than Friday. We'll be back to our re...

Delta Airlines Passengers Return To DIA To Find Their Luggage Soaked In Jet Fuel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A group of Denver women received quite the surprise when they returned to Denver after a cruise in Puerto Rico. Their luggage had somehow been soaked ...

Algae Jet Fuel: It's Green, It's Slimy, It's Renewable

CleanTechnica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are a lot of renewable energy sources out there being talked about, but it seems to me that two are kind of buzzy among the ecogeeks that aren't...

The Legacy of TWA Flight 800

Robert Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Davey

Whether the FAA has the nerve to impose a new expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars per aircraft remains to be seen. Whether the rule is necessary is another question.

Airlines Dump Planes, Routes, And Workers

Chicago Tribune | Julie Johnsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airline mergers may be off the table, for now, but a major industry reordering is still under way as United, Delta and Northwest Airlines contemplate ...