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Environment Issues

Gushing about America's Energy Future

The International Energy Agency projects that U.S. oil production will exceed Saudi Arabia's production by 2020...

The Impossibility of Rapid Energy Transitions

Three different types of momentum are necessary when talking about making energy transitions: technological, labor-pool and economic...

The Failure of Wind Power

Princeton, Massachusetts' Municipal Light Department's wind-energy project has lost nearly $2 million...

Exporting Natural Gas a Boon to United States despite Price Hikes

America's new energy bonanza is the natural gas found in shale rock, and there's a heavy push to build terminals where it can be liquefied and exported...

Renewable Fuel Standard Costs Chain Restaurants Billions Annually

A new study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the National Council of Chain Restaurants estimates the federal Renewable Fuel Standard could cost quick service restaurants an additional $2.5 billion in 2015...

The Impact of Agrochemicals

The Centers for Disease Control found that widespread spraying to control mosquitoes carrying West Nile during 1999-2002 only caused two definite cases of health impacts...

Expensive Oil Weighs Down the Economy

Driven by higher oil prices, U.S. consumers will spend about $600 billion more on petroleum fuels in 2012 than they did in 2002...

The Streetcar Fantasy

The cost of operating one streetcar mile is three to four times higher than operating one bus mile...

Controversial HOT Lanes Spread Nationally

A dozen highway lanes that charge cars rising tolls as traffic increases now operate across the nation and another 18 are under development...

Fuel Efficiency Standards

The downsizing of cars in the 1970s and 1980s resulted in an additional 1,300 to 2,600 traffic fatalities in 1993 alone...


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