Critical List: House Republicans demand offshore drilling; climate change eating away at food supply
The House voted yesterday to fast-track new offshore drilling lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia. Look for $0.99 gas within a few weeks.
As a group, the drilling bill's primary sponsors raked in more than $8.8 million in donations from the oil and gas industry.
Climate change is damaging the world's food supply, according to a new study by Stanford researchers. Over the past 30 years, they found, corn production dropped nearly 4 percent and wheat production dropped 5.5 percent.
President Obama will tour an Indiana plant that makes hybrid vehicle technology this afternoon.
Massachusetts is on the verge of doubling its wind energy capacity.
Wild chimpanzees have a repertoire of at least 66 gestures they use to communicate, according to a new study. That's twice the number previous studies have identified. So when researchers were first teaching sign language to apes, they were probably signing each other going “man, did these bald guys just figure it out? Weaksauce.” (No official word on whether “weaksauce” is one of the 66.)
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