Crop insurance claims likely to hit $16 billion in wake of 2012 drought

Raising two questions: Can we cut costs? And: What happens when such drought becomes the norm?


Interior Secretary Salazar to step down

We'll remember him for opening federal land to renewable development and, sadly, for letting Shell drill in the Arctic.

Virginia AG Cuccinelli leads charge to yank renewable energy credits

It's certainly got nothing to do with his political ambitions, of course.

Climate & Energy

North Frackota’s population boom means more young men — and more problems

Thanks to the fracking boom, the ratio of men to women tops 3 to 2 in some places of North Dakota -- and harassment and assault are on the rise.

Climate & Energy

‘Sustainable communities’ give Glenn Beck nightmares

Glenn Beck made this fun word cloud of his biggest green fears, from "social justice" to "restoration." Thanks, Glenn Beck!


Farmers hope to plow the way for sustainable U.S. hemp

Farmers in Colorado, Kentucky, and Virginia want to plant hemp, federal government be damned.

Climate & Energy

Oh no, the Doomsday Clock didn’t change at all

Despite our inexorably advancing toward massive climate upheaval, the archaic Doomsday Clock stayed at 11:55.

Business & Technology

California’s nutty farmland values are spiking

An overseas appetite for California almonds and pistachios has sent farm values soaring.


More Hill staff go on to lobby for the oil industry, because this is how politics works

Relationships are the name of the game. And Big Oil knows how to play the game.

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