Nebraska gets lots of its electricity from generating stations that burn coal. But to address climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency says the state needs to cut... more››
Residents were allowed to return to their homes in the northeast Nebraska village of Pilger Tuesday, following Monday’s devastating tornadoes. Governor Dave Heineman saw the... more››
The U.S. market for foods and beauty products that contain hemp is growing, but American manufacturers that use hemp have their hands tied. The crop is still illegal to cultivate... more››
Hemp is grown for fiber, seeds and oil all over the world, but has been a controlled substance in the U.S. for decades. A handful of farmers are planting the first hemp crop in... more››
The online ads for escorts, body rubs, and other “adult entertainment” in the Omaha area increased noticeably in the past two days. Law enforcement knows the reason. For several... more››
Drought is re-shaping the beef map and raising the price of steak. Ranchers are moving herds from California to Colorado and from Texas to Nebraska seeking refuge from dry... more››
Robert Kay saw and heard the avalanche that killed 16 Nepalese Mount Everest guides, mostly Sherpa, in mid-April. He was in base camp, preparing for his third attempt to summit... more››
The south-central Plains Wheat Belt has been battling drought for years. And while Nebraska farmers have benefited some from recent rains, the current winter wheat crop looks... more››
Honeybee colonies have been dying off at alarming rates in recent years. In the Midwest, some wonder if planting row after row of corn and soybeans may be part of the problem... more››
Two months ago Fremont started enforcing an ordinance that makes it illegal to rent to undocumented immigrants. Many of the city’s Latino residents are concerned the ordinance... more››
It’s been nearly two months since Fremont’s renter’s ordinance went into effect. It requires anyone moving into an apartment or rental home to first get a special move-in license... more››
Farmers alone do not make a local food system. It takes a lot of work from many different partners from schools to hospitals to grocery stores. Models for making local food part... more››

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