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Telescope Innovator Shines His Genius On New Fields

Astronomer Roger Angel completely revolutionized the large telescopes that scientists use to look at the stars. Now he wants to use his mirror technology to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient.

In Ad Battle, Obama Banking On Wind-Power Message In Key Swing States

In Colorado and Iowa, two states considered up for grabs in the presidential race, a battle over alternative energy policy is playing a growing role in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

BP Recalls Gasoline That May Cause Car Problems

BP has announced that it's recalling thousands of gallons of gasoline. The oil giant says fuel that was stored in a tank in northwest Indiana could cause car problems.
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Public Input Welcome At Fracking Meeting In Western Maryland

The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission is holding a public meeting Monday evening to keep residents of Western Maryland in the loop on the latest developments on natural gas fracking in their area.

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Maryland Lawmakers Begin Talks On State's Utility Issues

Maryland lawmakers will hold the first statewide roundtable discussion this week on the reliability and resiliency of the state's electrical distribution system.


Drivers Wonder Where Price Of Gas Will Go Next

The price of gas has been on a roller coaster this year. After a brief dip in early summer, the average price per gallon is back on the upswing. That's left many consumers wondering if prices will go even higher, but some analysts expect the most recent spike to be relatively short-lived.

When This Oil Spills, It's 'A Whole New Monster'

What could be worse than a ruptured pipeline of crude oil? A ruptured pipeline of tar sands oil — a thick, sticky substance. Cleanup of a 2010 spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River took much longer and was far harder than anyone had anticipated. It's now a cautionary tale for people in the middle of the new Keystone pipeline's path.
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Task Force Formed To Explore Burying D.C. Power Lines

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is forming a task force to explore the possibility of burying power lines in the District in response to the outages from the derecho storm earlier this summer.