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As Coal Jobs Fade, A Mining County Struggles To Redefine Itself
by Laura Roman
20 Jul 2017 at 2:00am
Somerset County in southwestern Pennsylvania is deep coal country. For years, it's been looking to remake itself. Wind energy and health care may be its future ? if it can attract qualified workers.
Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners
by Kristen Lombardi
17 Jul 2017 at 2:00am
Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.
Chinese Company Tries To Win Over Wyoming Wind Workers
by Madelyn Beck
15 Jul 2017 at 5:52am
There's international competition to get into Wyoming's fast growing wind energy industry. A Chinese wind company is seeking an edge by offering free training to former coal miners.
Reading, Writing And Fracking? What The Oil Industry Teaches Oklahoma Students
by Joe Wertz
11 Jul 2017 at 1:51am
Oklahoma's oil industry is spending millions on science lessons for public schools. But environmentalists say omitting climate change leaves students unprepared.
As First Model 3 Rolls Off The Line, Can Tesla Sustain Momentum?
by Sonari Glinton
7 Jul 2017 at 2:08am
Tesla's first Model 3 comes off the assembly line Friday, a pivotal moment for the company. It's Tesla's mass-market electric car ? with a $35,000 price. But it faces challenges ramping up production.
France Plans To Ban Sale Of Diesel And Gas Vehicles By 2040
by Amy Held
6 Jul 2017 at 3:25pm
Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced a range of ambitious plans on Thursday that also include banning oil and gas drilling and doing away with coal-powered plants.
The Fight Over The Dakota Access Pipeline Continues
5 Jul 2017 at 7:06am
Protesters opposed to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline have long since dispersed from the Dakotas' Standing Rock Indian Reservation, but the saga of the 1100-mile long oil pipeline continues.
It's Not Easy, But Aspen Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy
by Grace Hood
5 Jul 2017 at 2:05am
Since President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate deal, more cities are vowing to shift to 100 percent renewable power. We visit Aspen, Colo., to see how complicated that can be.
Appeals Court Says EPA Can't Keep Delaying Obama-Era Methane Rules
by Camila Domonoske
4 Jul 2017 at 11:55am
The U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. notes the EPA can choose to rewrite a rule designed to prevent leaks from natural gas facilities. But it can't just put it off for two years, the judges decided.
You're A Firework (Scientifically Speaking)
by Ryan Kellman
3 Jul 2017 at 3:52am
You have more in common with pyrotechnics than you might think. The same basic process that makes fireworks explode is happening inside your cells (in a slow-motion, controlled way) right now.
U.S. Air Pollution Still Kills Thousands Every Year, Study Concludes
by Rob Stein
28 Jun 2017 at 2:01pm
An analysis examining mortality among millions of Americans concludes that a tiny decrease in levels of soot could save about 12,000 lives each year.
People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture
by Nathan Rott
25 Jun 2017 at 4:00am
Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.
The Rise Of Wind Energy Raises Questions About Its Reliability
by Amy Sisk
22 Jun 2017 at 2:00am
As renewables make up a bigger share of the nation's energy grid, some worry about blackouts when the wind doesn't blow. But grid operators say they're getting better at balancing energy resources.
What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face
by Deborah Amos
21 Jun 2017 at 3:22pm
Mohammed bin Salman is now first in line to the throne. At 31, he has already reshaped his country's role in the region. His biggest test will come as he tries to wean the kingdom off an oil economy.
Judge Delivers Blow To Trump Administration In Dakota Access Fight
by Merrit Kennedy
15 Jun 2017 at 8:37am
The federal judge found the Trump administration failed to follow environmental procedures. While the ruling doesn't order a halt to pipeline operations, it does open the door to that possibility.