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?

Why We Pay Double for Solar In America

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But won’t forever.

The 2012 Drought Reaches ‘Dust Bowl’ Proportions


This June ranked among the top ten worst droughts on record.

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