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Energy Department Steps in to Help Uranium Enrichment Company
WASHINGTON - The Energy Department announced Wednesday that it was stepping in to shore up an ailing company it created in the 1990s to privatize uranium enrichment, calling the rescue vital to maintaining nuclear weapons and national security.
Three days in southwest New Mexico
Not eager to argue the issue, we continued on to the Plains of San Agustin, an ancient lakebed wearing a necklace of mountains.
With Few Real Choices, Some Just Sit Out Vote
Ross Ramsey, the managing editor of The Texas Tribune, writes a regular column for the Tribune. Sometimes, even people in politics aren't interested in elections.
A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy
Assuming that any major wind farms in the United States would be built on the Great Plains, where there is sufficient wind and land, developers would need to construct many thousands of kilometers of transmission lines to connect those farms to the ...
Turning Jumbles of Junk Into Treasures
"Basically," Ms. Nassauer said of herself and a small band of colleagues, "we're setting junk trends." A native of Minnesota, she now lives in Los Angeles to be near her two grown children.
Approving Billions in Cuts to Social Services, California Reaches a Budget Deal
Optimistic revenue projections have troubled the Legislature for the last several years, as the state has grappled with a financial crisis of a seriousness not seen since the Great Depression. When Mr. Brown took office last year, he pledged not to ...
Canadian Spills Fuel Worries
Canada's federal government is speeding up the review of big energy infrastructure projects, including for pipelines. On Monday, the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper passed legislation that changes some environmental laws in ...
Alberta oil spill: Enbridge pumping station leaks 230000 litres of heavy ...  Financial Post
Alberta oil spills highlight aging pipelines, lax regulations  Toronto Star
Record setting heat wave roasts Rockies (Denver), Plains, heading east
Record high temperatures set Monday (NOAA) A historic heat wave, which has broiled the Rockies and Plains in recent days, is on its way east and southeast.
Massive 'Debilitating' Heat Wave Expands Eastward
... beating the previous mark of 110�, which was set just a day before. (Track record temperatures using Climate Central's Record Tracker.
For Many Immigrants, Policy Offers Joy and Relief
“We heard the news, and it's great, but it's just a first step,” said Maxima Guerrero, 22, a college student who wore a shirt that read, “I Am Undocumented” to a rally in downtown Los Angeles.