A few years ago, the concept of making alternative fuels from algae was all the rage. But the idea seemed to fade quickly. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how one local company is repositioning itself in the algae-cultivation industry.
"We're seeing cost increases starting to come through at a pretty rapid rate," Bill Simon says, and retailers are going to have to pass some of them along. Among the pressure points, obviously: Higher fuel prices, which then push up transportation costs.
Traditionally, intelligence agencies have relied on top-secret information to track changes in other countries. But wiretaps and secret intercepts didn't help U.S. officials predict the Arab Spring that has brought revolution across the Middle East and North Africa.
In hindsight, officials say there could have found some clues about what was about to happen if they had read open sources more closely. Now they are searching for systematic ways to do that.