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Using inaccurate statistics against climate bill

The climate change bill heads to the Senate now. In all likelihood, so will some inaccurate statistics. Lester Graham reports some opponents of the climate change and energy bill are still using numbers they've been told are wrong.  Go to full article

CDC worries about vaccination gaps

Babies and young children get a lot more vaccines today than they did ten years ago. To most parents, it's a chance to protect their children from more diseases. But there are pockets of places where lots of people are opting out of vaccines. Julie Grant reports that it has the Centers for Disease Control concerned.  Go to full article
Stoneyfield says their new feeding plan cuts cow burps. (Photo by Peggy Greb, courtesy of the USDA)
Stoneyfield says their new feeding plan cuts cow burps. (Photo by Peggy Greb, courtesy of the USDA)

Controlling cow burps

Cows burp methane gas. It's a potent greenhouse gas. The Environmental Protection Agency says cow burps alone make up 20% of the methane emissions in the US. That leads to worry among dairymen that the government might eventually step in to regulate the bovine emissions. As Rebecca Williams reports, some are trying to get ahead of the regulators.  Go to full article

What's a green collar job?

A new national study says jobs in Vermont's green energy economy are growing faster than other employment sectors in the state, and are easily outpacing the national average for growth in green jobs. The Pew Charitable Trusts study found that between 1998 and 2007, Vermont's green energy economy saw 15.3 percent growth, versus overall job growth in the state of 7.4 percent. Growth in green jobs nationwide was put at 9.1 percent. At the heart of President Obama's economic recovery plan is the promise of new green collar jobs. Workers concerned about being laid off from their blue collar jobs are starting to wonder what those new jobs will look like. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article
North America's largest solar plant, covering 140 acres  (Photo courtesy of the Nellis Air Force Base)
North America's largest solar plant, covering 140 acres (Photo courtesy of the Nellis Air Force Base)

Bright future for solar power?

President Barack Obama's visit to Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas today has more to do with what's on the ground than it does the fighter jets in the air. Lester Graham reports on the base's solar energy project.  Go to full article

FDA and food safety: a failing grade

In the wake of spinach scares, and this year's tainted peanut butter recall, Congress is getting ready to approve changes to the Food and Drug Administration. Lawmakers want to give the American public more confidence in the safety of the food supply system. But some people doubt they will be able to make real change. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article

Climate change bill draws crowds of lobbyists

The climate change bill under consideration is bringing crowds of lobbyists to Congressional halls and offices. A new report finds there are 880 different businesses, trade organizations, and special interest groups formally lobbying Congress. Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Cap-and-trade confusion

Congress is debating a cap-and-trade plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But a recent poll found most people don't know what cap-and-trade means. Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Budget money for big lakes

The Environmental Protection Agency's budget has a lot of money for green energy projects, dealing with climate change and creating green jobs. But as Lester Graham reports, the EPA will also deal with old fashioned environmental issues such as pollution.  Go to full article

Humans lend a hand to vegetable shapes

Vegetables sometimes grow into really freaky shapes. But what if you could make fruits and vegetables into just about any shape you wanted? Some avid gardeners come up with strange looking hybrids, but Julie Grant talked with a researcher who's taking the shape of produce to a whole new level.  Go to full article

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