Rapid growth in Las Vegas has caused tension between urban and rural areas about the strain on Nevada's natural resources. The battle over water and energy use has raised debate about the need for conservation and alternative sources of energy.
Environmental issues such as climate change and energy use have been frequent topics on the 2008 presidential campaign trail with both GOP and Democratic hopefuls offering policy plans. Two analysts examine the candidates' differing proposals to address climate issues.
Former Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday. Michael Oppenheimer, a member of the U.N. panel, discusses the honor and how the group's work has furthered the debate on climate…
President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened a global warming conference Thursday, one of two key international meetings this week on greenhouse gases. Top negotiators examine how the U.S. and the world should tackle climate change policy.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently sat down together with the NewsHour. They discussed what they can accomplish in their cities that the federal government cannot.
In the last installment of a series on climate change, a New York University physics professor who advocates carbon-free energy explains his perspective on wind power, solar fission and other technologies.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The world needs to significantly change its use of energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in order to stem rising global temperatures, according to a U.N. climate report issued Friday.
Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify about global climate change. Gore told a congressional panel that global warming is "a true planetary emergency" and urged Congress to take action. The NewsHour presents excerpts of…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Over the last few months, new legislation has been introduced in Congress that aims to reduce the effects of global warming by midcentury.
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