U.S. corn farmers are on pace to have their worst season since 1995. But how does this compare historically? This chart shows King Corn's dramatic rise over the past century--and helps reveal why some experts are worried that U.S. food production is in for a troubled future.
The current U.S. drought will cause at least $18 billion in crop damage this year. And climate models suggest that drought will only get more severe in the years ahead. So how will farmers cope? Many scientists are hoping genetically engineered crops could help provide the answer, but not everyone's convinced that it will be enough.
A new report argues that wind power has firmly established itself in the United States. Installations are surging. Costs are tumbling. But, the report concludes, the industry is at risk of shrinking dramatically in 2013 as key tax credits disappear. Here's the story (yes, in chart form).