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A glut of cheap oil

By Daniel James Devine
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Oil | Thanks to new drilling technology, U.S. workers have unlocked vast reserves of American crude oil and created a glut that is driving down prices. Horizontal…

Ethanol crops take over hunting grounds

By David Sonju
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Environment | The government-driven demand for corn ethanol is ruffling feathers with another government program intended to preserve prairie and wildlife habitat. The…

GAO: Great Lakes cleanup is a mess

By David Sonju
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Environment | The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Friday criticizing a $1.3 billion federal program to clean up the Great Lakes. The GAO…

Pesticides plague Argentina’s rural farming communities

By David Sonju
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Environment | As Argentina’s agricultural industry grows, farmers are using more and more pesticides to produce larger harvests. But the massive agrochemical use is often…

Pattern of silence shrouds North Dakota oil spill

By David Sonju
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Environment | If oil spills and no one is around to see it, does the public have a right to know? That’s the question North Dakota residents are asking this week after a…

Signs and Wonders: Does the U.S. really need to buy more stuff?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Don’t raise debt ceiling? Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is saying there’s no need to raise the debt ceiling, and he has an interesting argument. The reason we…

Flushable wipes clogging pipes

By David Sonju
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Environment | The increasingly popular, pre-moistened bathroom wipes—advertised as “flushable”—are wreaking havoc in sewer systems across America.  Wastewater…

Midday Roundup: Director cans plans for Hillary Clinton film

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Pressured to quit. The director hired by CNN to make a film about Hillary Clinton announced today he has scrapped the project after opposition from both…

Might as well blame the yo-yo for climate change

Might as well blame the yo-yo for climate change

By Cal Thomas
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Environment | There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the…

Fukushima radioactive leaks 'impossible to stop'

By Julie Borg
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Environment | Japanese government officials admitted last month that radioactive water has been leaking into the ocean everyday—at least 300 tons in recent months. Most…

California freaks out over fracking

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | The California Coastal Commission has launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing (fracking), at state lawmakers’ request. The agency,

Heat seekers

Heat seekers

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | The UN is preparing to release another alarmist climate change review

 
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