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Has the Ethanol Boom Run Out of Gas?

VeraSun files for bankruptcy! News Flash: VeraSun, one of the largest ethanol producers announces filing for bankruptcy protection. From the Los Angles Times: VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. ethanol producer, filed for bankruptcy protection after making bad hedging bets on corn, a raw material used to make the fuel. The petition for Chapter 11 […]

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Christmas in July for Alaska This Year

The coldest summer ever? You might be looking at it, weather folks say. Not in Georgia, or the lower U.S. states, but Alaska. Check out this article from the: Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Alaska, (photo credit: retro traveler) Right now the so-called summer of ’08 is on pace to produce the fewest days ever recorded […]

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Salmonella on Mexican Jalapeno Peppers Found in Irrigation Water

(image credit: ilmungo) Latest Update on Contaminated Mexican Peppers A jalapeno pepper contaminated with the same strain of salmonella responsible for the outbreak has been found in a small distribution center in McAllen, Texas, government investigators said Monday. Peppers from Agricola Zaragoza sent to Georgia and Texas restaurants and retailers have been recalled, according to […]

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Ogallala Aquifer

Is U.S. Having a Water Crisis?

Is the sun setting on America’s water supply? Water is becoming a main focus in the lives of Americans all over the United States, especially states that have had ongoing fresh water issues. The headlines today are filled with articles concering water and shortages. Today’s headlines testify to the current water crisis in America. Lake […]

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