Optimism for Crops in Midwest; Dire Straits in the West (via Climate Central) By Daniel Yawitz Follow @dyawitz When it comes to this year’s drought, it seems like good news never arrives without bad news to match. Even as drought receded from the Upper Midwest this week, conditions deepened and intensified all across the Southwest.
Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott, ProPublica In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture – and big donors — have fallen through the cracks. Consider this our Top
How oils are made Last week’s blog post, Types of Fat and Rancidity, discussed the different types of fats found in food and how fats go rancid. This week’s focus will be on the different processes used to create vegetable oils from plants. Some of these processes expose the oils to the dangers of rancidity