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Windy City papers face troubled futures

CHICAGO — A little more than a century ago, Chicago boasted 11 daily English-language newspapers. The fierce competition among them, immortalized in the 1928 play “The Front Page,” even turned bloody at times, and that drive to outdo one another led to 35 Pulitzer Prizes, journalism’s highest honor.

Carbon offsetting not profitable yet

Carl Mattson gets a small cash bonus for practicing no-till farming on his 4,000-acre dryland wheat farm near Chester, Mont. Seeding his fields without plowing keeps carbon locked in the soil. “We don’t expose the organic material to oxygen, so we aren’t releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,” explained the third-generation farmer, who sells credits from his greenhouse gas-reducing farm practices on the Chicago Climate Exchange.