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The U.S Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon brought teams from 20 universities to the National Mall to showcase their designs for a modern, solar-powered home. Interest in the event has grown amid new concerns over energy costs and climate change.
In the fifth part of a series about how to deal with climate change, a coal industry advocate and the author of a book critical of the coal industry debate whether new coal technologies hold promise or peril.
An international panel of scientists issued a report last week on the potential impacts of global warming. In the first part of a series on climate change, an advocate for an emissions cap-and-trade system used in Europe explains how it…
Daylight saving time, which usually begins the first week of April, will be start earlier by four weeks starting this year, due to federal legislation passed in 2005. Two authors examine the impact of advancing the start of daylight saving…
By PBS NewsHour
Iran has continued to develop its uranium enrichment program, failing to meet a Feb. 21 U.N. deadline to halt the operation, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report issued Thursday.
Iraq's former electricity minister, Aiham Alsammarae, fled to the United States after escaping a Baghdad police station where he was being held under charges of corruption. Alsammarae describes the charges, which he says were politically motivated, and the jailbreak.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sworn in for a second six-year term Wednesday, vowing "socialism or death" in a move reminiscent of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as he pledged to continue the country's movement toward a socialist state.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers reached a landmark agreement on a bill requiring companies to cut output of greenhouse gases by 25 percent by 2020. Experts discuss the national implications of California's move to curb emissions.
A year after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, residents find that despite promises of aid from local, state and federal governments, the city still lacks adequate medical care and other basic services.
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