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Five #greenreads to enjoy while sunbathing in a sultry 50 degrees of Fahrenheit.
In airing a premature obit for green energy, '60 Minutes' tarred an entire industry for the failures of a few companies, while ignoring success stories. Boo, we say.
Five #greenreads to help get the image of Ben Affleck in a Batman suit out of your head.
The EPA slashed its cellulosic biofuel target for 2013. That’s good news for companies trying to turn grass into gas. Here’s why.
Five #greenreads to ponder between tearful Sopranos episodes.
Our top picks: the best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
Our top picks: today's best environmental news and #greenreads from around the web.
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Our agricultural policy used to be designed with farmers in mind. Then Big Ag took it over. Can it be won back?
You sunk my (green) battleship!: The U.S. military has been a leader in the development of cleaner fuel sources in recent years -- in part because the top brass know that using less oil is smart for our national security.... read more >
The Forest Code: Sounds like a Hunger Games sequel, right? But actually it’s a sweeping piece of legislation that would open vast swaths of Amazonian rainforest to ranching and farming. (As you might guess, Big Ag is in... read more >
A country divided: In a year of weird weather, this may be the oddest weather map yet. While the eastern half of the U.S. is experiencing May-like warmth, the West is enduring an "unprecedented onslaught" of heavy winter... read more >
Americans say they want renewable power. But when energy projects hit too close to home, many are heading to the picket line.
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Military research and development has often inspired breakthroughs in civilian technology. Can the U.S. Navy now launch us into the post-fossil fuel era?
Are you unwittingly eating or bathing in slices of rainforest in your daily routine? It’s a question that Andrew Mitchell wants you to ponder. Mitchell, a British zoologist, heads up the Global Canopy Programme. The... read more >
Americans crops are grown with fossil fuels. The nitrogen fertilizer spread by most of our country's farmers is chemical ammonia made from natural gas, and more than half of it is imported from overseas. Jack Oswald, a... read more >
Is slime the next energy frontier?