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BioFuels and Energy

Speak Your Piece: Turning Bombs into Fuel?

With the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaching, the U.S. is wondering what to do with the plutonium it no longer needs for nuclear weapons. The U.S. Department of Energy would like to convert it for use in nuclear power plants. Other folks aren’t so sure about that proposal.
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Speak Your Piece: Doomed to Repeat It?

West Virginia’s natural gas boom should be eerily familiar in a state that has lived through more than a century of mineral extraction. For some, this second round of rural industrialization is ruining homesteads and shattering…

Mountaintop Removal Moves Closer

An environmental advocacy group, using satellite images and a Google app, has documented the spread of mountaintop removal coal mining in Central Appalachia. Mines have gotten closer to human settlements since 1999. And they are linked to…

2016 Budget: Rural Business Development

A rural child poverty program, a healthy-foods initiative and loans both large and small are part of the Obama administration’s proposed budget for a key part of the USDA Rural Development agency. Today the Yonder takes a peak at the…

Pipeline Issue Unresolved, Say Neb. Lawyers

A Nebraska Supreme Court ruling doesn’t provide any clarity about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, landowners' lawyers say. TransCanada, the pipeline company, says it’s moving forward with plans to acquire land for…

Trahant: 4 Reasons Keystone Will Fail

The new Congress is pushing approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would carry tar-sands crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. But even when Congress takes action, the pipeline isn't going anywhere, says Native American…
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