A small group of engineers, soldiers and firemen risked their own lives to help prevent a complete meltdown after the quake and tsunami hit. Investigative reporter Dan Edge chronicles the aftermath of the disaster in a new Frontline documentary.
In much of the country, February brought purple crocuses and yellow daffodils instead of snowdrifts. Milder temperatures, along with an extended payroll tax break, mean more green in your wallet — helping ease the crush of higher gasoline prices.
When voters in Michigan go the polls Tuesday, it's unlikely many will tick the box for Newt Gingrich. In part, that's because the former House speaker has all but written off the state. It's a calculated decision, he says, all part of a new strategy to reclaim front-runner status.
Reporting in Environmental Science and Technology, researchers write of harvesting electricity from microbe-rich river sediments--enough to power a small LED bulb. Grant Burgess, a marine biotechnologist at Newcastle University, discusses the hunt for electron-burping bugs.
Oil prices have jumped sharply in the past two weeks, and the price of gasoline has followed suit. Experts are pointing to everything from the tensions with Iran to a decrease in supply as a possible cause. One expert even thinks the rise in fuel prices could be good for the economy.
Dominion Power has expressed an interest in building an export facility for natural gas in Maryland, which area environmental activists oppose because of the impacts of the controversial fracking process that is used to produce it.
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