US Drought Could Trigger Repeat of Global Food Crisis, Experts Warn

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As the mid-west bakes and food prices soar, threats of a ripple effect in the Middle East could lead to more uprisings.

Will Cape Wind Be the Next Solyndra?

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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa hopes so.

America’s Corn Farmers High and Dry as Hope Withers with their Harvest

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Brutal mix of triple-digit temperatures and lack of rain forces farmers in the corn belt to consider abandoning entire crop.

Dependence on Middle Eastern Oil: Now It’s China’s Problem, Too

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As America imports less energy from the region and China imports more, it risks becoming the “new U.S.” in the Middle East.

Weak Smog Rules Cost Lives

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Why is Obama delaying life-saving pollution limits?

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