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Energy : NPR
Fake Rumors Predicted Nationwide Power Outage
by Windsor Johnston
5 Nov 2017 at 5:06am
A video circulating on Facebook prompted some fears of a nationwide power outage.
Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem
by Jeff Brady
5 Nov 2017 at 2:00am
The business wants to attract more women and minorities, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult.
Why Riding An Elevator Is Like Changing Gravity
by Adam Frank
3 Nov 2017 at 7:13am
If you time it just right, tossing a ball in the air as an elevator starts to move, the ball seems to hang in the air for a moment, like gravity had been canceled, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause
by Christopher Joyce
2 Nov 2017 at 11:36am
The U.S. government's most comprehensive climate report to date is at odds with the statements made by President Trump and his Cabinet.
How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry
by Cassandra Profita
30 Oct 2017 at 2:00am
The U.S. solar industry is bracing for possible tariffs or quotas on imported solar panels. Such action could have very different consequences on different parts of the industry.
Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Opposition
by Lulu Garcia-Navarro
29 Oct 2017 at 5:07am
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would triple the amount of oil moved from Alberta's tar sands to the coast. Environmental groups and First Nations in the U.S. and Canada oppose the project.
Why It's So Hard To Turn The Lights Back On In Puerto Rico
by Tim Webber
20 Oct 2017 at 6:08am
Almost a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, most of the island is still without electricity. Officials have estimated it could be months before power is restored.
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.