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As Renewables Boom, Companies Explore Energy Storage Technology

Batteries can store energy for later, but companies are looking for cheaper alternatives. Three reporters examine technologies that employ air, salt and ice.
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Assessing The Legacy Of The Nuclear Security Summit

State Department Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller offers the Obama administration's take on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.
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A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours

Before the Model 3 was even unveiled, people lined up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit. With a base price of $35,000, the car will go on sale late next year at the earliest.
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Tundra Issue: How To Keep Oil Workers From Crossing Paths With Bears

March is when oil equipment starts using ice roads on the Alaskan North Slope. It's also when polar bears and cubs emerge from dens. Aerial spotters find dens so roads and workers can bypass bears.
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Mysterious Death Uncovers Risk In Federal Oil Field Rules

Oil worker Dustin Bergsing, 21, was found dead on top of a North Dakota oil tank in 2012. A journalist and a doctor looking into the death found a pattern of similar fatal accidents.
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As Pepco-Exelon Deal Enters Review Period, Opponents See Chance To Fight

Opponents of the Pepco-Exelon merger are asking D.C. regulators to reconsider their decision to approve the deal.

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D.C.'s Solar Power Community Reacts to the Pepco-Exelon Merger

Will the Pepco-Exelon merger make it harder for small solar producers in the D.C. area?

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U.S. Geology Maps Reveal Areas Vulnerable To Man-Made Quakes

Parts of Oklahoma and Texas have about the same risk of an earthquake as parts of California, the maps show. Why? Wastewater that oil and gas operations are pumping into wells adds pressure on faults.
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The Politics Hour - March 25, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with David Trone, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat representing Maryland's 8th district.

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Bankruptcies Fuel Uncertainty In Coal Communities

Peabody Coal, one of the largest coal producers in the world, is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. It would be the latest in a string of major coal companies going under. But drive through Wyoming's Powder River Basin, where 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined, and it's as if nothing has changed, even at sites owned by bankrupt companies.

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