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Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with veteran former International Atomic Energy Agency inspector Thomas Shea about the Iran nuclear deal and how the process of inspections may change.
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Solar Airplane's Round-The-World Trip Is Halted Until 2016

Battery problems on the Solar Impulse, the airplane that has been flying around the world using only the sun's power, have grounded it until next spring.
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Wind Power Deal To Supply More Than A Third of D.C. Government's Electricity

Under the deal, the city's Department of General Services will purchase all the energy produced by a 46 megawatt wind farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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After Nuclear Deal, Iranian Oil Could Flow At Molasses Pace

Iran holds the fourth-largest oil reserves in the world, and the nuclear deal could mean millions oil barrels flowing into an already saturated market, pushing the global price down further.
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Turning To Owls To Figure Out How To Reduce Noise On Wind Farms

One of the big knocks against wind farms is the sheer amount of noise they make, but researchers at Virginia Tech have devised an innovative fix by looking at the stealthy flight of owls.

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Forecast Says Oil Price Could Fall Amid Weak Demand

The International Energy Agency, in its latest forecast, says demand will continue to slow well into next year, but that a "rebalance" of the market will eventually stabilize prices.
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Jimmy Carter: "A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety"

The 39th U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about race relations, money in politics, diplomacy and marriage.

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Obama Administration Aims To Expand Access To Solar Power

The White House is announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for homeowners and a program to help renters.
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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion In Landmark Settlement Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion in a settlement announced on Friday by Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The deal pays for the harm from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which was the worst in U.S. history. The accident killed 11 rig workers.

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