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Worlwide Nuclear Security Summit

President Obama meets with more than 50 global leaders for a nuclear non-proliferation summit in South Korea: Diane and guests discuss the status of nuclear weapons worldwide and efforts to control their spread and use.

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Report Shows Drop In U.S. Oil Imports

Foreign Imports have dropped by more than two million barrels a day over the past four years, the administration says.
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Jobs Abound In Energy Industry's New Boom Time

New drilling technologies and rising fuel prices have generated a boom in U.S. oil and gas drilling. It is also creating many high-paying jobs for young people. The average starting salary for petroleum engineering grads is nearly $79,000.
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Power Grid Must Adapt To Handle Renewable Energy

Grid operators constantly match what power plants are producing with what people and their TVs, microwaves and air conditioners need. But when the electricity comes from unpredictable sources, like wind or solar power, balancing the grid is a challenge, a new study finds.
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Nuclear Woes Push Japan Into A New Energy Future

All of Japan's nuclear power plants will be offline by April and might never restart. That's forcing the country to increase its reliance on coal, oil and natural gas. This could cost the country an extra $100 million per day and significantly increase carbon dioxide emissions.
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Crippled Japanese Reactors Face Decades Of Work

Though the immediate nuclear crisis in Japan has passed, the process of securing and stabilizing the radioactive materials from the melted-down reactors will be a long, expensive slog. Recovery workers will also need to decontaminate the area surrounding the plant.
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Ohio Toughens Regulations On Gas Drillers

Ohio has announced new regulations for drillers as state officials say the injection of gas-drilling wastewater likely caused a number of small earthquakes.

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