More fertilizer plants come online and bring their baggage: CO2

December 15th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

The U.S. may be on the verge of a boom in new fertilizer plants, which could be good news for farmers, but not the environment. Today’s farmers can produce more from their land than ever before thanks, in part, to nitrogen fertilizer, a key ingredient that has never been more widely available

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Big changes could affect Nebraska electricity consumers

September 18th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Nebraska’s electric rates have gone up faster than the national average in recent years. Advocates say competition between outside utilities and the Nebraska Public Power District is a way to combat that. Others say the state should not switch from a system that’s done a good job.

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Urban Benefits of Ethanol Topic of Next Science Café

August 27th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

David Hallberg has spent 35 years in the ethanol industry, and is the keynote speaker at next week’s Science Café hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Fort Calhoun officials look to future of nuclear plant with optimism

July 2nd, 2013

By Ben Bohall

June 30th. That was the latest proposed restart date for the troubled Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station located about 20 miles North of Omaha. Now that the day has come and gone, questions are being raised as to when plant managers and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will find common ground for the plant to become operational again.

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Cellulosic Ethanol Is Coming, Future Uncertain

December 31st, 2012

By Harvest Public Media

Nevada, Iowa — About a decade ago, concerns about energy independence, greenhouse gas emissions, and the need to boost rural economies led Congress to launch policies in support of biofuels.

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Keystone opponents ready for legal challenge

December 6th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – After hours of public testimony on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline Tuesday night, opponents are gearing up for a challenge if the U.S. State Department approves the project.

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