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Feature
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:00 am

Why turning food crops into fuel may spell worldwide famine

Untitled Document With hungry, angry people taking to the streets in countries on every continent — from Morocco to Mexico and Pakistan to the Philippines and at least 20 o
Feature
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 12:00 am

The government’s ethanol push is depleting essential aquifers — and hastening the next Dust Bowl

Untitled Document With corn selling at record-high prices, Steve Albracht expects to have no trouble paying his electric bills this year. Albracht irrigates 1,000 acres of corn n
Earth Talk
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Serious about the environment? Say goodbye to air-conditioning

When it’s hot and humid out and the air conditioner’s not running, America suffers. Babies break out in rashes, couples bicker, and computers go haywire. In much of the nation, an August p

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