Business & Technology

Getting trucked over

Mammoth trucks en route to Canada’s tar sands threaten Montana

Imperial Oil has contracted to transport giant machines from South Korea through Idaho and Montana to Canada’s Athabaskan tar-sands project in Alberta

BETTER FEDS THAN DEAD

EPA takes center stage on climate action, gears up to battle Big Coal

Cap-and-trade's death means any federal effort to limit emissions rests with the EPA. Not shockingly, EPA has become the whipping boy of politicians.

FRIDAY FLASHBACK

Gigantic wind turbines, flush power, biodegradable coffins, and 7 more tales of green

There's an oil spill in Michigan and the energy bill's now a slip of a thing, but a lot of other stuff happened in recent days that didn't grab big headlines. Here are 10 stories from the greenosphere that you might have missed.

Hub grub

Online food co-ops like Nebraska's create innovative virtual farmers markets

Right now, I'm facing a problem shared by scores of farmers. I have four lambs that have been raised entirely on grass, and I know there are customers eager to buy them. I just don't know who they are. Luckily, the Nebraska Food Co-op is here to help play matchmaker.

No pre-paid gas needed

Can't afford an electric car? Rent a Nissan Leaf

Enterprise Rent-a-Car will loan out Nissan Leafs in Phoenix, Tucson, Knoxville, Nashville, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

A LONG, NOT-SO-HOT SUMMER

Here’s why renewable energy needs a boost from Congress

Ground was broken for what will likely become the largest wind farm in the country -- but overall, the news for renewable energy is not so good.

Yeah, that's a chip on my shoulder

Will Frito-Lay's new traveling greenhouse really sell more potato chips?

Frito-Lay, the $13 billion business unit of PepsiCo, is spending millions to try and persuade people it's a simple, farmer-friendly company, and I haven't the faintest clue why.

Stir-fried pork

With the global climate pact dead, China gets hungry for U.S. factory pork

China's growing appetite for meat -- and its rapid conversion to U.S.-style industrial meat production -- may prove just as damaging to the climate as its growing proliferation of cars. The only winners will be U.S. exporters of cheap corn and cheap pork.

Taking charge

Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Choosing your green drive

Are you a Volt kind of gal or a Leaf guy? General Motors and Nissan are revving up to put the first mass-produced electric cars in showrooms.

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