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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way
by Rachel Waldholz
16 Oct 2017 at 11:04am
Alaska is a leader in microgrids since its remote communities have had to power themselves for decades.
Friday News Roundup - Domestic
13 Oct 2017 at 7:06am
This week, we saw an executive order on health care, a shift in immigration strategy and a step forward on disaster relief.
Is This How The Trump Administration Might Save Coal?
by Alisa Barba
12 Oct 2017 at 2:22pm
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would make the grid more reliable. An unlikely array of critics say the move is expensive and unnecessary.
Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Turn On The Lights
by Samantha Raphelson
10 Oct 2017 at 10:15am
Nearly 90 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Authorities say it will take months to restore electricity, as the storm destroyed the power grid.
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Voted Out Of Office
by Jeff Brady
28 Sep 2017 at 4:02pm
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault lost a re-election bid after a controversial campaign to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Americana: A 400-Year History Of American Capitalism
28 Sep 2017 at 8:06am
Bhu Srinivasan came to this country as a wide-eyed eight-year-old, his head filled with all the possibilities America evoked.
Protests Expected At Minnesota Hearing To Replace Oil Pipeline
by Dan Kraker
28 Sep 2017 at 2:00am
Regulators begin hearings Thursday on a proposed crude oil pipeline to replace a 50-year-old line across the northern part of the state. Opponents argue a new line would worsen climate change.
Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers
by Jeff Brady
22 Sep 2017 at 1:14pm
Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained
by Elise Hu
18 Sep 2017 at 7:27am
A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.
Anab Jain: Can A Glimpse Of Tomorrow, Change Our Decisions Today?
by NPR/TED Staff
15 Sep 2017 at 6:52am
It's hard to imagine how the future might look and feel. Anab Jain wants to change that. She designs prototypes of potentially grim futures to raise awareness of our choices in the present.
With Power Out, Many Florida Gas Stations Remain Closed
by Jim Zarroli
12 Sep 2017 at 1:56pm
A lot of people evacuated from Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Now they desperately want to come home, but the lack of fuel is making that tough.
New Wind Farms Cause Friction In The Sky Over Military Flight Routes
by Joe Wertz
11 Sep 2017 at 9:34am
As wind farms expand across the country some are facing new opposition. Military bases complain the tall turbines interfere with their training flights and safety of their pilots.
Florida Suffers Growing Gasoline Shortage As Residents Prepare For Irma
by Jim Zarroli
8 Sep 2017 at 1:30pm
Refineries were already affected by Hurricane Harvey. Now comes Irma, which is causing huge gasoline shortages in southern Florida. One firm estimates that 30 to 40 percent of Florida gas stations are out of fuel, and the twin storms are affecting gas prices all over the country.
Former Residents Picnic At Colorado Superfund Site
by Dan Boyce
5 Sep 2017 at 1:29pm
The former uranium mining town of Uravan, Colo., was once declared too toxic for humans and razed to the ground. But that's not stopping former residents from gathering there for an annual picnic.
So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning
by Sonari Glinton
4 Sep 2017 at 1:40pm
With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale this fall, Americans will hear a lot more about electric cars. Here's what you should know if you're on the market for one.