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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

Biomass was rising a decade ago as a carbon-neutral energy. But the industry is sputtering as oil and natural gas booms, and some scientists are questioning if it's actually good for the environment.

Venezuelans wait in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to cross the border with Colombia during a rare 12-hour opening Sunday. Thousands of Venezuelans crossed to buy food and medicine. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Colombia-Venezuela Border: Open To Smugglers, Closed To The Desperate

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Last Time We Met At A T&tt Concert B. Fleischmann
Birds Lymbyc Systym
Transcendence Lindsey Stirling

Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland is the first African American to serve in that position on the Massachusetts Supreme Court. But data shows black judges are overturned on appeal more often than white judges. Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Research: Black Judges Are Reversed On Appeal More Than White Judges

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Smoke & Mirrors Tokimonsta
Juicy - Remix Instrumental Notorious B.I.G.
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Just Like Heaven The Cure
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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

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A Caesar salad kit. Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good? If it gets you to eat more leafy greens, yes. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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As Bagged Salad Kits Boom, Americans Eat More Greens

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