There's a reason people refer to corn as yellow gold. In 2021, the United States' corn crop was worth over $86 billion. According to the USDA, the U.S. is the largest consumer, producer and exporter of corn in the world. It's not just what we eat. Corn is in what we buy and how we fuel up. And these days, the rest of the world relies on U.S. corn, too. At $2.2 billion in 2019, corn is the most heavily subsidized of all crops. Here's how the U.S. started fueling its economy with corn.
Delegates at the world's biggest climate-related conference struggled to build consensus on an array of issues.
Hill and Knowlton Strategies has been sharply criticized for what critics say is a long track record of spreading disinformation on behalf of its Big Oil clients.
Construction of the first phase is slated to begin in 2025.
While wind is a renewable energy source, Hywind Tampen will be used to help power operations at oil and gas fields in the North Sea.
World leaders took to the stage on the opening days of the COP27 to insist Russia's onslaught in Ukraine must not derail urgent climate action.
Former Obama advisor Alice Hill said the "urgent" often overshadows the "important."
His comments came during a discussion at CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum.
Climate finance, as it has done since the first U.N. climate conference in 1995, will once again be at the heart of the negotiations.
Climate reparations — sometimes referred to as "loss and damage" payments — is a core issue likely to dominate proceedings at the COP27 summit.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser tells CNBC's Tania Bryer what more needs to be done to help protect education and what she hopes her legacy will be.
Tania Bryer talks with Qatar's Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Her Highness discusses her philanthropic work to protect education and describes a trip to Iraq in 2003 that opened her eyes to the issue.
The analysis comes ahead of next month's COP27 climate change summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the shadow of 2015's Paris Agreement will loom large.
The last known instance of the two leaders speaking was in May.
While sales of electric vehicles are showing encouraging signs, other sectors require more attention, the IEA said.
Hugh Dugan, a former U.S. delegate to the United Nations, says the "power to convene" is the strength of the United Nations.
UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, talks to CNBC's Tania Bryer about the agency's latest Human Development Report that saw an unprecedented fall in human development globally, including statistics that show the U.S. fell out of the top 20 for the first time ever.
United Nation investigators are inspecting Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant to determine if the Russian-controlled plant can operate safely. This comes after Russia captured the region nearly six months ago. Russian shelling may have damaged the facility beyond use.
Karl Thomas said on Tuesday that he's seen a increase in "unsafe" aerial intercepts by Chinese military in the South China Sea region.