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Court’s EPA rebuke is too little, too late for utilities

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a major set of environmental rules restricting toxic emissions from power plants. The ruling is a victory for states…

Hip-hop star works to bring solar energy training to Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | With songs like “Locked Up” and “Lonely,” hip-hop artist Akon has climbed to the top of America’s music industry. Born in Missouri and raised in…

Propelled by the sun around the world

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | A mission to highlight human innovation and new technologies has launched two Swiss pilots on a flight around the world in a totally solar-powered…

Coal’s kill fee

By Daniel James Devine
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Energy | Electricity prices are rising as coal plants fall in the wake of Washington’s anti-carbon agenda

Keystone approval dies in the Senate

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu fell one vote short of the 60 she needed to get her bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through the Senate…

Keystone XL wins House approval, heads to the Senate

By Leigh Jones
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Government | The long debated, much studied Keystone XL pipeline may be the biggest beneficiary of the protracted battle for the Louisiana Senate seat. This afternoon, the…

A conservative Texas town votes to kick out fracking

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Residents of Denton, Texas, a town about 45 minutes north of Dallas, voted last week to ban the oil extraction process known as fracking. Short for hydraulic…

Are wind turbines making people sick?

By Julie Borg
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Science | The Brown County Health Board unanimously concluded last month that wind turbines, located on the Shirley Wind Farm in Glenmore, Wis., are a “human health…

U.S. ships could drink the ocean for fuel

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | U.S. Navy researchers have been working for more than a decade on a way to tap an abundant and relatively inexpensive source of fuel. Earlier this month, the…

Could buried nuclear reactors be a safer energy solution?

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Small underground nuclear power plants may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny after Japan’s Fukushima disaster, but America may…

State Department: Pipeline poses minimal environmental threat

By Rob Holmes & Daniel James Devine
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Energy | The U.S. State Department released a long-awaited environmental report today that will help determine the destiny of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, a…

When birds collide, wind power companies pay the price

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | While government policies have supported wind energy for years, the energy source is less popular with the hundreds of unlucky eagles, owls, and hawks that…

 
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