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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. Full Story

Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon in Texas, Oklahoma

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers... Full Story

Tourism Helps Tennessee Farms Stay in Business

posted on February 26, 2010 at 4:02 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) - In a tough year for Tennessee's state budget, the departments of tourism and agriculture have found a mutual silver lining: a boomlet in agricultural tourism. Full Story

Market to Market (December 11, 2009)

posted on December 11, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Market to Market (December 11, 2009)
Full Program: The Environmental Protection Agency begins the process of regulating greenhouse gases. A massive snowstorm paralyzes the Midwest, stranding travelers and leaving millions of bushels of corn in the field. But, when it get's hot, dedicated volunteers... Full Story

Rural Air Travel Subsidies Gain Big Budget Boost

posted on July 17, 2009 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON — A much-criticized subsidy for rural air travel would get a budget increase of more than 40 percent under a spending bill unveiled in the House on Monday. Full Story

Continental Airlines Uses Biofuel on Test Flight

posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Continental Airlines Inc ratcheted up the race to develop alternate fuel for passenger planes Wednesday as it successfully flew a Boeing 737 twin-engine jet powered partly by algae and weed. Full Story

Boeing 747 Flight Partly Run on Biofuel

posted on January 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Air New Zealand has tested a passenger jet powered partially with oil from a plum-sized fruit known as jatropha, in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and cut its fuel bill. Full Story

CDC and Airlines Butt Heads Over Bird Flu

posted on May 5, 2006 at 8:05 PM

In preparation for a possible U.S avian flu pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling for a new information database. Full Story

Study: Rural Roads Twice as Deadly

posted on March 4, 2005 at 8:03 PM

People are being killed on rural, non-interstate roads at more than double the rate for all other routes, a private group says, blaming narrow roads, sharp curves, and a lack of money for safety improvements. Full Story

Win A Vacation By Way of Agri-Tourism

posted on February 15, 2002 at 8:02 PM

Visit Florida and eat a tomato. Full Story

Rural air traffic resumes

posted on September 21, 2001 at 8:09 PM

On Wednesday, rural airspace was reopened to small planes that operate under visual flight rules. The small private planes -- many of which are used by large farms to survey farmland or do aerial spraying -- typically have little contact with air... Full Story

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