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US government: industry hampering oil train safety

posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM

U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the... Full Story

Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM

America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows 6 of the 10 of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties are located in or near... Full Story

Wind Power Line Proposal Irks Some Midwest Farmers

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Many landowners worry the towers and lines will reduce property values, get in the way of farming operations like crop-dusting and irrigation, and even create health risks for those living so close to high-voltage wires. Full Story

World's Largest Solar Thermal Facility Opens In California Desert

posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

World's Largest Solar Thermal Facility Opens In California Desert
The complex covers nearly 5 square miles in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border and consists of 350,000 mirrors that are roughly the size of a garage door. Full Story

Natural Gas Exports: Slow Walk Or 'Danger Zone'?

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Energy companies say the U.S. should act now, before other countries such as Russia or Iran approve export projects that could help meet growing energy demands in Asia and other parts of the world. Full Story

Iowa Defends Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on November 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Iowa Defends Renewable Fuel Standard
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, proposed reducing the amount of renewable fuels blended into America’s gasoline and diesel supplies next year by nearly 3 billion gallons. Full Story

Market to Market (August 9, 2013)

posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Market to Market (August 9, 2013)
Full Program: U.S. wind energy production surges to an all-time high. Scientists unveil the world’s first hamburger made from bovine stem cells. Environmental watchdogs blame farm runoff for water quality issues from the Gulf of Mexico to municipalities... Full Story

Oil Companies Frack In Coastal Waters Off California

posted on August 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

California coastal regulators said they were unaware until recently that offshore fracking was even occurring. Full Story

Chevron And YPF Sign $1.5 billion Shale Oil Deal

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Argentina's history of expropriations and refusal to pay all its debts left over from its catastrophic default a decade ago has left it with few alternatives when it comes to raising money. Full Story

Market to Market (April 19, 2013)

posted on April 19, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Market to Market (April 19, 2013)
Full Program: Tempers flare over the Keystone XL pipeline. Wind energy advocates analyze the latest from the industry. While snow and rain whip the Midwest, chances of leaving the drought behind improve only slightly. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. Full Story

Market to Market (December 14, 2012)

posted on December 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Market to Market (December 14, 2012)
Full Program: Wind energy proponents explain why government support can NOT be a fiscal cliff casualty. Dairy producers contend with decreased milk consumption and increased competition. We examine dramatic growth in the market for gluten-free foods. Those... Full Story

Agriculture Secretary Says Rural America Becoming Less Relevant, Needs A More Positive Message

posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says. Full Story

Ethanol Generates $5 Billion For Minnesota Economy

posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Ethanol supported more than 12,600 jobs and added $912 million to the value of the state's corn crop. Full Story

UN Sudy Foresees Job Gains With Greener Policies

posted on October 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Most of the net employment gains are expected in agriculture, forestry, fishing, energy, manufacturing, recycling, building and transportation. Full Story

Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches

posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Rising U.S. coal exports that the industry hopes can offset flagging domestic demand have Montana ranchers facing the possibility that their way of life could be sacrificed to feed Asian energy demands. Full Story
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