In Colorado, coal and natural gas producers are fighting for energy dominance. Ray Suarez reports on the battle in a state that's also weighing what will be the most sustainable energy solution for the future.
In other news Wednesday, the Tokyo stock market rebounded, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new national limits on mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.
In other news Friday, airline pilots will be able to bypass full-body scans and pat-downs that are being implemented at airports across the country. In New Zealand, 29 miners are trapped after an explosion at a coal mine in a…
In other news Thursday, explosive gasses again forced emergency crews to abandon rescue efforts in a West Virginia coal mine where 25 men died on Monday. Also, military officials said two U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
Crews continued to drill holes to vent explosive gasses out of a mine in West Virginia where four miners are still missing. Jim Lehrer gets an update from NPR reporter Frank Langfitt on the scene about the search efforts and…
Climate Central's Heidi Cullen reports on the coal industry's role in Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electricity from coal, as new emissions and climate policies are crafted in Washington.
In the day's other news, Wall Street lost some of its gains from the previous day's trading and the Environmental Protection Agency issued a tentative finding stating that global warming is a threat to public health.
As the Obama administration highlights the importance of finding and investing in renewable energy, states such as California are trying to determine whether wind, solar and other renewables can replace a significant amount of fossil fuel. Spencer Michels reports.
Along with Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton, the nominees for Secretary of Education and Secretary of Energy began their Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Ray Suarez reports on the process.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Nobel-prize winning physicist Steven Chu said at a hearing Tuesday that if he is confirmed as energy secretary, he plans to aggressively pursue policies to combat global warming.
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