By Saskia de Melker
As global temperatures rise, urban areas are facing challenges in keeping their infrastructure and their residents cool. Chicago is tackling that problem with a green design makeover. This report is part of our Coping with Climate Change series.
Weighing Benefits and Pitfalls of Increased Oil and Gas Production in the U.S.
As China kicks off its five-month World Expo festivities in Shanghai, Jeffrey Brown talks to Ray Suarez about what is on displayed in the international pavilions at the largest, most expensive World's Fair in history.
By Talea Miller
The State Department released its five-year global AIDS strategy Tuesday, emphasizing building countries' abilities to manage their own epidemics, but disappointing advocates by not including a budget or recommending a bolder treatment target.
In the latest installment in his series on innovation during the recession, Tom Bearden examines how one architect is turning unlikely items into environmentally friendly homes he calls "earthships."…
How will the future of fashion -- one predicated on continual consumption -- survive in a world of limited resources? Can fashion -- the cultural apex of illimitable desire -- ever be sustainable?…
In another of the NewsHour's ongoing 'Costly Crude' series, geography professor and famed author Jared Diamond discusses the future of oil in view of current high prices.
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