Smart meters were supposed to transform the nation's electricity grid.  But has that happened? Where is that smart grid?  Inside Energy explores what’s wrong with the grid and... more››
Every day, we rely on people with a Commercial Driver’s License—or C-D-L—to deliver the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the gas we put in our cars. The Nebraska Department... more››
Technology has transformed farming, one of the Midwest’s biggest industries. Equipment is larger while fewer people are now needed to actually work the farm field. But, at the... more››
Our electricity system is a complicated machine, And one complication is the infrastructure needed to keep our power running smoothly -- people don't want it in their backyards.... more››
Farmers count on chemical herbicides to keep their fields weed-free. But exposure to weed-killing chemicals could come at a cost. Scientists recently looked at two of the most... more››
Is there a link between what kids watch on TV and the type of person they'll grow up to be? NET News’ Ben Bohall talks with a former University of Nebraska-Lincoln and current... more››
Many of the more than 3 million migrant farm workers who plant and pick the fruits and vegetables we eat live on the farms they work for. But the rules governing farmworker... more››
The senior judge in Nebraska’s U.S. District Court “pulled the plug” on his controversial legal blog after the district’s chief judge informed him courthouse employees considered... more››
The power grid is the country’s largest machine. But it’s starting to show its age. The infrastructure is dated and challenged by increasing power needs, new modes of power... more››
Bees and other pollinators need lots of flowers and grasses to thrive. But across the Midwest, their native habitat is shrinking. That has left many bees without food and without... more››
Colorado’s mountain streams are premier trout fishing destinations. But anglers aren’t likely to reel in a greenback cutthroat trout. That’s because until a few years ago,... more››
There’s an aspect of Nebraska’s population that’s growing quickly, and who this is will surprise you. It’s revealed in new U.S. Census Bureau information concerning the state’s... more››

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