Christopher Joyce http://wfpl.org en More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News http://wfpl.org/post/more-people-have-more-eat-its-not-all-good-news Among the things to celebrate this holiday season is the fact that there are fewer hungry people in the world. Just how many? Well, since 1965, researchers in Europe have been tracking the world's food supply and where it's going.<p>The good news is: The percentage of the world's population getting what the researchers say is a sufficient diet has grown from 30 percent to 61 percent.<p>In 1965, a majority of the world survived on less than 2,000 calories a day per person. This was especially true in parts of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, China and Southeast Asia. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:57:07 +0000 Christopher Joyce 8027 at http://wfpl.org More People Have More To Eat, But It's Not All Good News Natural Gas Dethrones King Coal As Power Companies Look To Future http://wfpl.org/post/natural-gas-dethrones-king-coal-power-companies-look-future The way Americans get their electricity is changing. Coal is in decline. Natural gas is bursting out of the ground in record amounts. And the use of wind and solar energy is growing fast. All this is happening as power companies are trying to choose which kind of energy to bet on for the next several decades.<p>Until recently, half of these plants burned coal to make electricity. Now, that's down to about one-third. Since 2010, about 150 coal plants either have been retired or it's been announced they will be retired soon.<p>What knocked King Coal off its throne? Mostly natural gas. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:37:58 +0000 Christopher Joyce 4288 at http://wfpl.org Natural Gas Dethrones King Coal As Power Companies Look To Future