A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

NPR | July 11, 2014 7:07 a.m.

If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.

Register Guard: Protesters Arrested At Seneca Plant

The Register-Guard | July 07, 2014 8 p.m.

Police arrested three people Monday during a protest at the Seneca Sustainable Energy wood-burning power plant off Highway 99 in west Eugene.

'Hell Must Look Like This': A Grueling Year For Train-Struck Town

NPR | July 06, 2014 3:27 p.m.

One year has passed since an American train derailed and exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people and igniting debate over rail safety and oil shipment. Much of the town remains contaminated, with its downtown and some neighborhoods closed. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports on efforts to grapple with the tragic disaster and rebuild the community.

Study: Surge In Okla. Quakes Can Be Traced To Drilling Operations

NPR | July 03, 2014 3:26 p.m.

StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports on a new study that links a "swarm" of earthquakes to four specific, high-volume oil and gas industry disposal wells. It's one of several reports that show oil and gas activity could be causing a rise in earthquake activity.

In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

NPR | June 30, 2014 10:32 a.m.

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.

Oil Train Protester Removed After Blocking Track In Portland

AP | June 30, 2014 9:53 a.m.

A woman who chained herself to a barrel of concrete sat on railroad tracks in Portland Monday morning to protest oil trains.

U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its Oil

NPR | June 25, 2014 1:15 p.m.

The new rulings are being reported amid a backdrop of rising gas prices in the U.S., a situation blamed on new violence and uncertainty in Iraq.

Ohio Rolls Back Renewable Energy Standards

NPR | June 20, 2014 4:08 p.m.

Many states around the U.S. have adopted policies that encourage the development of renewable energy. Lately, though, there's been a major push nationwide for states to repeal those policies. As Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports, Ohio appears to be the first state to temporarily halt some of their standards for utilities.

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

NPR | June 18, 2014 8:55 a.m.

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

In Escalation, Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Ukraine

NPR | June 16, 2014 9:31 a.m.

Russia announced the move after the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the price of natural gas.

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