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Keystone XL Pipeline stirs debate in Washington

Keystone XL Pipeline stirs debate in Washington

By David Girbino

March 6, 2015

The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most controversial and hotly-debated issues of today’s political landscape. The $8 billion dollar Canada-to-Texas pipeline will, when completed, transfer thousands of barrels of crude oil from Canada’s Tar Sands to the oil refineries in Texas and the Gulf...

A “pipeline” to productivity

A “pipeline” to productivity

By Zachary McCarthy

February 26, 2015

Congress finally (sort of) agreed on something! Too bad it’s something the rest of America doesn't quite agree on. This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline on a 270-152 vote. For those of you scratching your heads wondering if Keystone XL...

The price is not right

The price is not right

By David Black

February 16, 2015

Over the past six years, gas prices have tended to increase, reaching a U.S. average of $4 per gallon in May of 2011, according to GasBuddy.com. Yet, over the past few months, the price of gas has steadily fallen, landing at a U.S. average of about $2 per gallon. In the Chicago area specifically, prices...

Global warming warrants change

Global warming warrants change

By Emily Dickson

February 16, 2015

On Tuesday, Jan. 27, the entire Northeast coast was told to expect up to three feet of powdery, white snow. Parents of young children fantasized about telling their grandkids of “The Blizzard of 2015.” With extreme winter weather constantly hitting locations around the world, it is difficult to believe...

Water hyacinth creates trouble

Water hyacinth creates trouble

By Devin Wickstrom, Stagg High School, Stockton CA

January 6, 2015

The highly mobile water hyacinth plant causes headaches for the city, state, businesses and boaters. Devin Wickstrom at The Stagg Online explores the causes and effects of the invasive overgrowth.