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  • Push is on to green up the gardening industry

    Push is on to green up the gardening industry
    "This is one of the most irresponsible industries I've ever seen," said Andersonville gardener Cai Gushak. "I'm almost ready to stop going to the garden center." What has him fuming? Pots. Plastic pots, flats and trays that he can't recycle, all from...
  • Brazil's fields of fuel

    When taxi driver Jose Arruda fuels his 2007 Chevy in this city of skyscrapers and slums, he doesn't buy gas. He buys ethanol, a plant-based fuel that is cheaper, eco-friendly and better for his engine. "With ethanol, I pocket more money for my family,"...
  • Venezuela passes amendment to end term limits

    Venezuela passes amendment to end term limits
    Putting aside concerns over a worsening economy, rising crime and increasing social polarization, Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection...
  • Cheap oil, but at what cost?

    Cheap oil, but at what cost?
    FT. MCMURRAY, Canada—From here in the far north of Canada through a web of transcontinental pipelines down to a network of refineries ringing the Chicago area, a new supply of precious oil has begun flowing into the gas tanks of more Americans,...
  • Retail gasoline prices climb sharply

    Retail gasoline prices climb sharply
    Retail gasoline prices have jumped sharply over the last week, prompting worries that a surge in energy prices could slow the economic recovery. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California climbed 5.9 cents to $3.046, the biggest rise...
  • Gas prices rise: How much will Mideast unrest cost at pump?

    Gas prices rise: How much will Mideast unrest cost at pump?
    Political unrest in the Middle East — particularly the oil-producing nation of Libya — has led to increased oil prices, which means higher gasoline prices at the pump. According to Fuelgaugereport.com., the price of a gallon of regular gas in...
  • Airlines are raising fares as oil prices rise

    Airlines are raising fares as oil prices rise
    Airline passengers are definitely going to feel sticker shock this year. As carriers have tried to keep up with rapidly rising oil prices, they have already increased their fares four times since the start of the year, compared with only three...
  • Constellation's partnership with French company tested

    Crisis can trash or temper a marriage. We'll soon know which way it goes for Baltimore's Constellation Energy Group and France's EDF Group. Their partnership in owning and developing nuclear electricity plants is being tested by the terrible economy,...
  • Prospects dim for both nuclear energy and Constellation

    Prospects dim for both nuclear energy and Constellation
    When Constellation Energy Group and EDF Group teamed up three years ago, the economy was riding high, and so were they. Rising energy prices and a growing economy prompted them to propose the once unthinkable: developing, building and operating the first...
  • Japan earthquake may push oil prices higher

    Japan earthquake may push oil prices higher
    The powerful earthquake and tsunami that slammed northern Japan knocked out car plants and steel mills, stranded thousands in offices and at Disney's resort in Tokyo, and pummeled financial markets in Asia and Europe. But the biggest effect on the world...
  • Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas

    Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas
    When gas prices spike in the wake of Middle East turmoil or hurricanes, conspiracy theories abound about profiteering speculators. The truth is Americans are suffering from bad energy polices — politicians eager to sell pet projects and hoist...