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


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


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


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


Why is Obama delaying life-saving pollution limits?

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