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Environmental Outlook: The Keystone XL Pipeline

For this month's Environmental Outlook: environmental, economic and political implications of the State Department's upcoming decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

WAMU 88.5

Technology Of The Future: 2013 And Beyond

Self-driving cars that come pick you up. Robots that care for you in your home. Computers that respond to your brain waves. Kojo explores the future of tech inventions.

NPR

Federal Agency Funds New Energy Technologies

Renee Montagne talks to Cheryl Martin, deputy director of the Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Modeled after the Defense Department's research program, ARPA-E provides grants to researchers developing cutting edge energy technologies that are too early for private sector investment.
NPR

Not-So-Clean Energy Efforts In Italy Under Investigation

The Washington Post reported this week that Italy's effort to promote solar and wind power isn't so clean. A recent sting operation by the Italian government of the renewable energy sector resulted in the arrest of a dozen mafia figures.
NPR

Focus On Fracking Diverts Attention From Horizontal Drilling

Hydraulic fracturing gets the spotlight, but without another technology — horizontal drilling — natural gas drilling booms across the country would not be happening now.
NPR

Will Obama Administration Clear Keystone XL Pipeline?

Now that Nebraska's governor has approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, it'll be up to President Obama to decide whether the controversial project will move forward. The State Department is expected to complete an environmental review in coming months.

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